Re: The games are all crap; let's make a decent one.

From: mjg223 (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 10:47:07 MDT

On Thu, 20 Jul 2000, Emlyn (onetel) wrote:

> I know it's been tossed about before, but I'm wondering if the various
> computer geeky extros might like to put together a TH game? Between
> those with coding skills, artists, musicians, and game design talent
> (anders, that's you), we've got the right people. I know none of us
> has a lot of time, but together maybe we can make something. I'd be
> thinking an opensource project (via sourceforge). I'm sure I contacted
> someone here about doing a game some time ago, and never followed up
> (sorry). If there were a few of us, we'd all be comitted (to each
> other).

That sounds like a great idea - I'd love to see what you have in mind.
Perhaps the first thing to do is get setup at sourceforge: That'll give
you a place to start posting some ideas, and set up a couple of discussion
lists to get some brainstorming going. If you're doing something exciting,
I'd be interested in getting involved.

I've been interested, on and off, in some sort of distributed mud-like
system. I'd like, for instance, to be able to walk through a door and
seamlessly be talking to another server. Or manipulate objects whose
behavior is being computed on another machine somewhere else. You'd figure
out some system where by objects (a stove, a book, etc.) declare the ways
in which they can be manipulated (open, close, read, etc.), along with
verb mappings, then anyone can drop new objects in, run it's innards
anywhere, and let people play with it. Some sort of Corba'ish/RMI deal.


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