|Submitted by john on Sun, 12/27/2009 - 09:31|
Would you believe I'm still working on it?
So the past 18 months have been kind of busy for me, and suffice to say that I wasn't getting much work done on Star Empires. But things have stabilized a bit and I'm ready to get back into coding up the game. I won't make any predictions or promises about when you'll be able to play a game -- it'll be ready when it's ready. But I'm actively working on it now, and 2010 is looking promising. :)
So what's the status of everything? The rules have undergone a few minor simplifications, and are now available as one single page of text instead of that goofy multi-page book that I originally had. Discussions and questions are welcome in the forum. The big task remaining is the user interface. The main requirement of this version of SE is that players must be able to submit turn orders solely via a user interface -- no more typing up long text files. Browser technology has come long way since the first version of this site, and there are several tools that I can use to build a browser-based interface for order submission.
Thanks for everyone's patience!