Posts Tagged ‘Screeps’

Screeps is an MMO that turns JavaScript into RTS commands

Every once in a while, I encounter a game that just doesn’t fit any established genre. Screeps [official site] is a real-time strategy game, and it’s an MMO, but not in the vein of any I’ve ever seen before. You see, unlike StarCraft or Age of Empires, your units in Screeps don’t come with an AI or fancy control interface. Instead, you have to code each unit’s behavior in JavaScript. After a few months in early access, this week the game properly launched. Read the rest of this entry »

Hackmud Is An MMO Hacking Sim With A 90s Vibe

One of the silly hidden features of Hacknet was the ability to open your own CD tray with a typed command. The creator said this was a hangover from an unfinished multiplayer mode, whereby players could freak each other out by opening their opponents’ CD trays. That vision of multiplayer digital trespass sadly did not come to pass, but perhaps this can scratch that cyperpunk itch. Hackmud [official site] is a ‘massively-multiplayer hacking sim’ and it has just been released. Go put on your best hacker sunglasses and come back to watch the trailer.

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Screeps Is An MMO RTS For Programmers

Most programming games aim to abstract or simplify the process of writing code such that it becomes accessible to laymen. Not so Screeps [official site], which bills itself explicitly as an MMO RTS for programmers. That’s because all your units – called creeps – are directed via actual JavaScript code you write yourself. It’s currently available in early access and it’s quite fascinating.

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