basically, we're talking a mud, moo, mush, etc? you could probabbly whip up something pretty basic in a few weeks time.
don't ask me for any help... as much as I'd love to, I have too much on my plate how it is
Dexter and Kybo_Ren
Yeah - I posted a question in the Gamer folder to see if anything already existed - I got MUDS.
The issue is...well - let me explain.
In a recent thrread in the Sister forum (COMmport). I discussed the idea of some way to have inter forum competition other than a phake phorum war.
I was look around - but what I envisioned was a game that was email(ish) based and had a 1 day heartbeat (pulse).
So, I was thinkin' we could make something like this:
User subscribes and builds a "ship" if one is avliable (limited ships). Then user get a "current status" the folowing day (turn pulses happen between 11:00pm and 1:00am daily with a random variation to stop).
When a turn is submitted to a drop zone, the game admin (this would be mainly automated) gets the turn packets, runs the game and makes a log. The logs are posted back to the drop zone with ship owner packets of "current status". The overall log will be "html" and allow for spectators to see how thier Forum is doing - but not each ship - the ship owner has that info only and can share it if he'she wishes.
SHips are upgradable and there is a rudimentary economy in place based on "units" which can be used to Power ships, upgrade ships, and gain status.
There is a special rule to handle "IDLE" I uniquly designed to also be used as a stratagy.
The Game genre is "ships" - it translates best to a space game - but the players can think of it anyway they wish.
Because I am thinking in Modules that transfer formmated script files from one module to another, multiple languages can be used. I program in Python - but Java could easily read the output file for example.
Ren, I may move this thread to the [PC] if there is interest - just so we can keep our code private - if so, I will keep you in the loop via PM.
I have new work, so I can't do all the modules alone - but one or two would be fine. I only see a current need for <10.