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Archive for June, 2009

Galcon Flash is here

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

There’s not a whole lot to say, since all you have to do is click on it to play it NOW!  Really, Galcon is an amazing Realtime multi-player game .. IN FLASH!  With 100’s of servers, we’re ready to expand to 1000’s of simultaneous users playing the game!  The game allows for anonymous non-paying users to play the game, so it should be great for n00b stomping.  (All n00bs get the name “n00b-23432″ or something like that.)

Anyway, have a blast playing it!  Also, buying Galcon and Flash Galcon is the same thing .. I dropped the price to 7.95 for the launch of this, since Galcon has been out for almost 3 years now.  Hopefully this will also kick some more life into the Classic Galcon community again!

-Phil

Galcon Flash has arrived ..

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

So .. Yeah.  Check it out.  Realtime multi-player game .. in flash!

So on a more technical note .. The game involves quite a number of technologies!

  • AS3 – of course – for the Flash client itself
  • C++ – for the server
  • PHP – for the web API and rankings system
  • python – for the bots

If I did the project over, I’d probably do the server in python as well.  But all in all the project went pretty well.  After things were done, it only took me a morning to write up the python client.  There’s a very good chance I’ll release that code in a few weeks and let people try making bots for the game.

Anyway – have fun checking it out.  I’m a bit wiped out from wrapping all this up, so I’ll try and post some more interesting details later!

-Phil


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