Hammurabi is an early computer game simulating the rule of an ancient Mesopotamian city-state. The game is named for the Babylonian king and legislator of the seventeenth century before Christ.

The game was first programmed as The Sumer Game by Doug Dyment of DigitalEquipmentCorporation? (DEC) in 1968 for the PDP-8 system using the language FOCAL. David Ahl's 1973 BASIC language port was published in DEC's 100 BASIC Computer Games and other compilations and was widely distributed on timesharing systems. The game's name is often spelled HAMURABI due to file name length restriction on early computers.

The author is currently developing a new version of the game incorporating some of the improvement ideas mentioned below. See HammurabiNoweb.

Improvement Ideas