When I was new to game making, I have been dreamed of making a massive multiplayer online role-playing game! And seriously, who didn’t at some point? So lets help to make that dream a reality!
We should have a mini ludum dare at some point called the Online Multiplayer Game Challenge, People would be able to make anything from a open world multiplayer game to some online app. anything that uses some server-side (or peer-to-peer) connection. The point of this jam would be to learn how to make something with computer networking — just that. To experience something new in a supportive community.
Since people would be learning something new, this jam should be longer than usual, 3 to 5 weeks with the last week for submitting the game, and 1 to 2 intense playing weekends afterwards.
This is just a proposition, and it would be good to know what you think about it. It would be also good to know what the Admins think about this.
Additionally, since probably people would host their game on their own computer, to prevent having their computer running all the time, we should plan when to play wich game. We could have some kind of up-to-the-hour calendar (Google calendar?) where people would mark their disponibility during the submission week. That way, they wouldn’t need to host their game for much more than 12 (?) hours (to pass through all the time belts). Even if the game would be hosted on a server, this would be a great thing, to have as much players as possible at a certain moment in time.