The gotoAndPlay() team announces the birth of OpenSpace, a powerful Flash based isometric engine and framework for rapid development of multi-user virtual worlds and MMO communities.
The engine leverages the power of Actionscript 3 and SmartFoxServer, offering an unprecedented level of features and customizations.
We have launched a preview website with a lot of informations and demos.
Check it out!
If you are interested in building large multiplayer games and applications you will be happy to read an in-depth document that illustrates the integration between SmartFoxServer PRO and Terracotta, providing highly scalable services with no single-point-of-failure.
Read the white-paper here!
UFHO is a unique turn-based multiplayer puzzle game that blends an original concept with addicting game mechanics and a bit of strategy. The resulting mix is a great gaming experience that will probably keep you hooked to screen for quite a while. We had the pleasure to interview the Italian developers behind UFHO and learn more about the concept and development of the game.
You can read the interview here.
An interesting article appeared on the Gamasutra website: The Casual Games Manifesto
From the article’s introduction: “Casual games are vital to the future of the biz - but how does a developer navigate the middlemen-strewn digital distribution future? In this in-depth piece, Daniel Cook presents a manifesto to help casual game devs get loyal customers with great social games”
Ernesto Quezada submitted three new games to our showcase:
- in La Cucaracha you have to kill as many little roaches as you can; but beware of “La Cucaracha”, as she’s trying to protect the little ones
- Slippery Pong is a clone of the classic game Pong, but you control both (slippery) paddles
- Slippery Breakout is a clone of the classic game Breakout, however the paddle is not too easy to control…
This month we take a look at the award-winning multi-player online game Arthic Online, by Sodigital. The game leverages the latest Flash Player 9 and SmartFoxServer PRO to deliver gorgeous 3D graphics, large game areas and fast multi-player action. You will be able to impersonate different characters in the game, join or create a team and jump right into the battle.
We interviewed Tomasz Piesiak from Sodigital to learn all the details behind the creation of Arthic.
You can read the interview here
We are happy to host in our games showcase Training MicroMonk, from the italian developer SixFingers. In this game you will have to help a (micro) monk keep the balance for about twenty minutes, through ten levels of difficulty, trying to reach your zen!
We are happy to host in the gotoAndPlay showcase the first game of the RSSGTG category (Retro Soviet Style Gravity Tunnel Game, according to what the authors declared ): it’s Metro.Siberia, and addictive game by Tommy Salomonsson and Simon Stålenhag in which you will have to navigate through three Siberian underground systems trying not to crash your ship.
The SmartFoxServer team is happy to announce the RedBox project which will bring audio and video live streaming to the SmartFoxServer framework!
Best of all the add-on will be free and it will come together with the source code, allowing developers to further extend it!
All the details here
A couple of new games have been submitted by our contributors. Their quality is really excellent, so check them out and leave your opinion in the players’ comments.
Let It Flow, developed by Matmi New Media Design is a nice revisiting of the old classic Pipe Mania. This game was made for free to support UK’s Red Nose Day (UK March 16th 2007).
Python, by Mark Fennel, is a variation of the classic Snake game, in which the snake uses Inverse Kinematic physics to behave and look like a real snake.