A new kind of Facebook games – A symfony developer’s diary
Are you growing tired of Facebook games that have absolutely no depth and simply consist of nice graphics without any strategic gameplay like Farmville, Mafia Wars etc.? Well, so was I to say the least. I believe I can do better than this and so I teamed up with Daniel West (graphics, storyline) and Francesca Sciarmella (3D graphics) in February to build a full-scale strategic game.
The basic idea is that you are the ruler of a race (one of the 5 below), start off with a single planet and basic research, and will then gradually advance as you colonise or invade new worlds, research new technologies, trade with other players, form alliances and fight wars.
As of now, we have a working prototype and beta tests are coming up soon. Also, see above for a screen shot of the current prototype (planet view).
Stay tuned for updates and more details.