Topic: Rails Webgame

I've started a small webgame project in Rails and I was wondering what you guys' opinions are concerning webgames and Rails.  It definitaly seems up to the task.  I haven't ran into any snags yet, but it's still in early development.

Any thoughts or similar experiences?

Re: Rails Webgame

Is your avatar really needed?

Re: Rails Webgame

As a certified pimpmaster, I'm no prude myself,

but I have to agree, that avatar is in bad taste.

Re: Rails Webgame

i think its hilarious.

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I think that shows a certain level of maturity really.

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So you're saying I should make a Rails-based stickman c0ck-swinging game?  Good advice...and on topic, too!

C'mon now.  Anyone else want to have a serious discussion?

Re: Rails Webgame

What kind of web-game?  You're question is underspecified.

Re: Rails Webgame

dustin wrote:

What kind of web-game?  You're question is underspecified.

Well the one I've started is a space-strategy sim.  Manage your empire, planets, fleets, etc.  The standard stuff.  I've also wanted to make a web-based, multiplayer X-COM clone.  Even started a project on RubyForge, but I haven't put much development into it, yet.

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You'll need a solid story behind it, throw in some artwork too.

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I'm currently working on a massive multiplayer webgame... mostly to get familiar with ruby and rails.

I can personally highly recommend such a project for learning... you get a lot of logic that requires ruby skills and you get very complex DB schemas that want to be displayed in unusual fashion, so you really have to dig into rails a bit.

Only thing i'm concerned about is speed (if i ever finish the thing) but on the other hand it makes me program the DB access as clean and fast as possible, so i learn something again.

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Chris G wrote:

I can personally highly recommend such a project for learning... you get a lot of logic that requires ruby skills and you get very complex DB schemas that want to be displayed in unusual fashion, so you really have to dig into rails a bit.

I'd have to agree.  The challenge is certaintly fun.

Chris G wrote:

I'm currently working on a massive multiplayer webgame... mostly to get familiar with ruby and rails.

Got a RubyForge project for it?  I've been looking to collaborate with someone on a Rails app, but my friends are too lazy to learn it.  Heh.

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@oshuma
No, it only lives on my HD currently and the code is by far too ugly to share it with anyone smile

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Hah, you should see some of the stuff I have in my SVN repos.  Drop me an email if you want and we'll setup a private repository for ugly code.  Heh.

Vim is hungry, I tell you!  wink