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Offline Juju

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asciiworld
« on: November 18, 2017, 05:44:45 am »
You are an ASCII character, in a grayscale 2D world, made up of other ASCII characters. You don't know what's up, but you can do things. There's no goal either. But it might be considered as a game.

You already can move a letter o around with the arrow keys (block by block in a top down view, of course) and move the camera.



Planned features

- interact with other ASCII characters that may or may not be other people
- build things out of ASCII characters (that shouldn't be people)
- run into ASCII characters that are definitely not Unicode
- everything is a monospaced ASCII character
- Definitely no UTF-8

welcome to asciiworld.
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Re: asciiworld
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 04:32:26 pm »
This could be pretty cool! I like the concept, and you could almost make a rudimentary RPG with this.

I’m interested in seeing what comes out of this project.
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Re: asciiworld
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 11:44:03 pm »
Updates!

- World-syncing in the cloud with Google Firebase (thanks @_iPhoenix_ this is definitely going in my web developer's toolbox, this is definitely better than writing some sort of node.js server as I initially planned)
- Your avatar is now one of < ^ > v depending of the direction you're facing
- Get some info about the thing in front of you

Many more features planned!
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Re: asciiworld
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 01:43:12 am »
Pretty nifty Juju.   :thumbsup:

I'm interested in seeing how this turns out.  :)
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Re: asciiworld
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 01:54:33 am »
I love firebase. It's so easy to use, and frustrating in a rewarding way... (you'll understand when you use it)

It is also very vulnerable. I won't explain how, but I can, uhh, "forcibly take down" old versions of UniChat in < 30ms (assuming my bandwidth is 100% empty).
(But it's not too much of a worry in new versions. Just don't try)

It's really exciting to push something to the database, and watch it appear for the first time.
My reaction: "ooohhhhh" *puts on evil smile* *rubs hands together and stretches*
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Re: asciiworld
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 02:29:18 am »
Have you tried auth functions and database rules? You can prevent a few stuff from happening with that, if you structure your database correctly. In my case, a user can't mess with anyone else's stuff, although they can mess with things marked public.

On that, I'm working on that feature where users can see each other.

EDIT: It works!



This is me (the left >), looking at something, the status bar says it's another player.
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Re: asciiworld
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 08:43:29 pm »
More updates:

- Rooms (or more like, different worlds)
- Since only online users appear in the database, your position is saved offline in local storage
- Brand new help box when you press h
- Messing with the dev console (other than editing the Firebase database directly) should mess with mostly nothing but the consistent state of your local copy of the game, as updates from the database have the last say on it
- Command parser (type /help)
- Walls
« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 05:59:23 am by Juju »
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Re: asciiworld
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 02:30:35 am »


You can now add blocks you can push around until there's something else! Or a wall!
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