Netpigs, our first and older turn-strategy game, has now its own site and is not hosted inside GPOR. The new Netpigs comes with some new interesting features, such as new maps!
Go and try it!
The beginning of 2012 has been really funny and interesting. We started to collaborate with Torbak Games on the development of a Facebook game. Battle Runes is a multiplayer game where up to 8 people will fight against each other casting spells through the use of runes.
Here's a little video of what we've done so far:
It 's my first blog post.
I am Francesco Pampaloni (pampa) and unlike Matteo (MED) i focused on jQuery and i worked all the time on a browser game with two aims: to create a multiplayer strategy game that was not the usual city-with-preset-slots + research + army, and, from a technical standpoint, to make a browser game playable in a single interactive page, as if it were a client, by making heavy use of ajax requests while trying to optimize the requests to the server, and especially to the database.
I like creating browser games, and i like talking about them, about programming and about new technologies, such as HTML5 and Node.js. The great thing is that i found a place full of nice people working on BBGs (Browser Based Games): it's an irc channel! Yeah, a simple old irc channel on freenode.
In the last few days i went back to my little HTML5 engine that i used for a contest this summer, resolved a pair of bugs and made a little game to test if it works well, ora at last decently, on Safari mobile on an iPad (version one).
Many people say that the iPad is a good platform for card games, so i made a classic solitaire card game!
In the last weeks we moved Alakrom on a new server, corrected many bugs, but the most interesting thing has been the map editor. Thanks to the new map editor we don't need to write maps "by hand" anymore, so probably you'll se many more maps in the future :)
Here's a video preview of the map editor: