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Confused New Guy

Postby DeadLeg » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:13 pm

I work from home and to help kill the time between actual work I play this text based browser MMORPG game called Mafia Kings. Not much has changed in the game, the administrator hasn't implemented anything new and it had me thinking... what would I need to know to create a game like this one. I have failed looking online for any hint of what I need to learn... its not a MUD... or is it a MUD, some variant of a MUD.

Any way, please go to MafiaKings.com
Tell me what category of game, or definition of type.
And help me know what books I need to read to learn how to create one like it.
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Re: Confused New Guy

Postby KyleMassacre » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:01 pm

That is a standard Text Based Game. The engine it uses I wouldn’t recommend because last I heard it is not open source so you have to pay for it, it is no longer for sale and the scripts you find online are not very secure.

You don’t need any books and plus I don’t even know of any books that teach you how to make that type of game. The only things I would recommend is looking up PHP (https://secure.php.net/) and MySQL (https://mysql.com) and have a look around these forums
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Re: Confused New Guy

Postby Jackolantern » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:27 pm

This is also oftentimes called a "PBBG" or "Persistent Browser Based Game". That name started being used because these games are quite distinct from existing game genres. You are right that it is not a MUD. MUDs are real-time, 100% text-based games oftentimes played over Telnet.

If you want to take a look at some browser based MMO engines, I maintain a very large list of them here. Most require programming, but a few of them do have non-programming interfaces.
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Re: Confused New Guy

Postby Chris » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:58 pm

Nice list Jack!
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Re: Confused New Guy

Postby Jackolantern » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:28 pm

Thank you! It has dozens of hours put into it at this point :)
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