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3 points by rickc1987 1567 days ago | link | parent

Wow. I already built this and open sourced it today. It's still under work, but it's mostly there. The idea of a plant in a jar was the inspiration for a simulation engine I'm writing right now. It's focused on 0 or 1 player games as an engine. https://github.com/rickcarlino/Terrarium-Engine


1 point by rifler 1561 days ago | link

too complicated - simplification and extraction of this idea into it's core components so that it resonates on a logical and emotional level may be useful next steps

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1 point by MichaelMcQuirk 1567 days ago | link

Awesome, will keep an eye on your progress. I'm interested to see where this goes. I assume that since you're using coffee script, it's gonna be an online game? (nice idea)

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1 point by rickc1987 1567 days ago | link

Well, I chose Coffeescript because it could be used on the backend for controlling a game server if it was a multiplayer, or it could be used in the browser independantly of a server. Im going to write some examples in the /examples/ folder eventually. Some of the ideas I had were

- The plant-in-a-jar idea you noted above - Testing the efficacy of a strategy for turn based games by running them against each other.

I'm trying to not make the engine too specific to any one purpose so people can find their own uses for it. It's basically just a really stripped down discrete event simulator.

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