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Using Ruby on Rails and Ajax to Make a Massive Multiplayer Game

User: jarcher
Date: 4/25/2007 3:19 pm
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I attended a session on Wednesday named Using Ruby on Rails and Ajax to Make a Massive Multiplayer Game by Michael Buffington which completely blew my mind, and made me want to run out and create my own Ruby on Rails game immediately. Michael created an online persistent web-based game inspired by a game called 'Macropoly', which in turn was inspired by Monopoly, and came up with http://llor.nu (unroll spelled backwards).

According to Michael, the process with Ruby on Rails and the built-in Ajax libraries was a very quick process, and within weeks had a working prototype. Also, Michael has open sourced the game engine itself, which is available for download online. Some of the resources used in building the game:

http://www.opensword.org/pixen/
http://script.aculo.us/
http://www.rubyonrails.org/
http://json.org
http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/read/book/17 (Capistrano)
http://subversion.tigris.org/
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/UnderstandingMigration

info on the project:
http://llor.nu
http://dev.llor.nu
http://buffington.svnrepository.com/svn/llor.nu

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