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GridRunner (Provisional Name)

by Toby Pinder - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Happy voting everyone!

This is a web based RPG of sorts. I suppose it's close to a roguelike but it's lacking quite a few features to meet that classification!

Mostly it's been a fun experience using a new toolset (I come from a PHP background, so this is my second "real" project in Ruby/Rails and I'm pretty happy with the tools.

The game itself, well I certainly wish I could have gotten more in. But I always do poorly at the time management at these events!

Let me know what you think, I'd love any and all feedback. I consider it mostly Proof of Concept: there's a lot nicer stuff I could do and I'd love to get some visuals / audio in (but Minimalism amirite?). If there's interest I might consider some further development (after some major code quality changes!

Note that the GitHub repo has commits going way back, but those are just engine backed stuff (setting up gems etc.)

The entire thing was built in an Ubuntu VM on a Win 7 machine, TIMELAPSES COMING SOON!

Looking forward to seeing what you've all made once I catch up on sleep!

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mortus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:31am

I like the concept, but it's waaaay too long to wait for the next move.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:19pm

Um... It doesn't load?

gigitrix says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:41pm

@SuperlevelSebastian I'm told Heroku (my host) has a few issues today. It might also struggle depending on your browser (I used Chrome but I expect Firefox will work well too)

gigitrix says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:43pm

@mortus Agreed. My dev environment had 5 second turns for faster debugging and I didn't have time to balance this. I'd probably make turns 12 seconds or something in a more fleshed out implementation (and I'd prefer it if you could queue more actions: it was supposed to be a more strategic game than the tactical one it ended up being, where you'd queue up a load of actions and then check on it later)

mortl8324 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:22pm

Either it doesn't load or you have to register to play (which would be crappy >=( )

Angerus says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:26pm

The concept is really interesting but should have a clear tutorial to how handle things! Anyway I agree with mortus, the time for the next move is too long. And in my opinion, something to change your pile of moves will be interesting! Nice idea anyway!

Erunaamo says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 3:41am

Turns are way too slow, plus everything looks the same so you have to investigate constantly.

Sylvain.p says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 8:00pm

The web page doesn't load on my computer, what's the trick ?

FREEZX says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 5:42pm

Veri interesting idea, but i dislike waiting. Maybe adding a button to say you're done with your moves would be helpful

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