Massively multiplayer online (MMO) games are created by countless programmers coding away to create an inviting universe. In contrast, the players simply control avatars or command units in real-time and the game ends for them when they log-off. Screeps is a game that throws out the rulebook and asks the players to become programmers.
The game already exists and you can play it now. The creators have started an Indiegogo campaign to take the game further. One goal is to open-source the server engine so anyone can start their own persistent universe with their own rules. More importantly, they want to create a Steam client that will let players share their local world with friends online. They’re already over halfway towards their $8,000 target with 2 months remaining.
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