Web based single player mission/campaign interface


#1

I’ll fill this in at another point, but tobi journ and I were speaking about this for a little while, and I think it could be a really cool way to handle single player missions.


#2

what do you mean with “web based”? everyone can download the missions from the web? or hes just playing the missions on a server?


#3

Haven’t we discussed this on and off for months now? I think it is a good idea but I would not touch PlanetWars as a base for it.


#4

Not planetwars. Basically just a frontend for downloading missions on our home page, hosted there to keep people coming past our site (and so we can easily add missions/extend campaigns).

Basically the idea was to have some setup where (eventually) players would log into an account and see their own campaign map on the page. Until then a map with clickable sections (each corresponding to a mission) that link to a mission download would be suitable. tobi suggested using phpbb somehow to do this, which we may.


#5

Oh, so you’re talking about content delivery rather than organized gaming and tournaments. Alright.

It would be nice to build on that by permitting special mission unlocks and campaign chaining.


#6

mhmm interesting… ^^


#7

Exactly, Neddie. An interface focused on the web page means we can develop it entirely apart from the main package (thus avoiding mondo updates), and keeps people hooked into s44.com, which is a big plus I think.

Of course, the first trick is to actually have missions. At some point in the coming months I’m going to try to put 5 or so of them together. I wasn’t planning on making them tutorial missions explicitly, but I suppose they could focus on different parts of the game and teach that way.


#8

One of the best mission makers is [XHC]DaveTheBrave, if we can snag him he might be willing - however, he is difficult to interest.