March 24, 2008
This website has been completely redesigned today. The difference is not actually
visible at first sight, because it is more a content re-organization rather than a
visual change. The HTML code is now W3C compliant, the URL and pages titles are
more pertinent. A big effort has been made for making the job of Mr Google
and other search engines easier.
I have also added two new pages that will count a lot for me in the future:
- The Coop or die 2 page is currently the
main place for information about my new project. Working on a new project
entirely dedicated to co-operative play with my WorldServer technology is
not new. I already had this goal in 2002 with the
"War against the cyborg"
project, powered by the Quake2 GPL engine and Steve Yeager's AceBot. In 2005
I also attempted to put it into practice with a
tank game using the
Max Shelekov's models
and the GarageGames's Torque Engine. These two projects were canceled
by the amount of work needed and the lack of progress.
But the big moves in the free game scene over the last years have made my
project a lot more viable. Initially I considered re-launching the
"War against the cyborg" concept as an
OpenArena modification. Finally the
Tremulous game seduced me more.
The quality of the media (models/textures/maps/sounds) and the "humans vs aliens"
theme has really pleased me, even if the initial lack of bots was a
problem. But due to the Open Source nature of the Tremulous project, third
party developers have already started to release some promising bots, and I'm sure
there is more to come.
The Tremulous Bots Index is a sort of reminder
about everything related to the development of computer bots for the Tremulous game.
I will keep this page up to date as much as I can.