Arena.xlsm: RPG made in Excel spreadsheet

Is Microsoft Excel the new consol for RPG’s? Probably not, but this game, built into the spreadsheet editor, is a stroke of genius. Made by a Cary Walkin, an accountant from Canada, it allows you to roam an arena, fighting monsters and level up.

There’s random enemies, random weapons, different endings to the story, spells, achievements, etc. The graphics might be lacking a bit, but you’ll be surprised at some of them. If only this worked in Google Docs. Would’ve been the first spreadsheet MMORPG ever!

Not entirely isometric... but close enough.
Not entirely isometric… but close enough.

 

Check out Arena.xlsm here!

via Gizmodo.