[casual_games] Licensable engines for Club Penguin / Habbo style game
derrick at flowplay.com
Thu Nov 13 12:59:04 EST 2008
Not one to toot my own horn here but since you asked!
FlowPlay has produced a casual MMO platform that we are doing selective
licensing deals with. The first product developed on it is ourWorld.com.
Key features include:
Shardless environment -- rather than have users pick a server on the way in
we assign them to servers according to their relationships and move people
dynamically according to their play patterns. IT's completely invisible to
the user and they have visibility of everyone else that's online.
Flash playback of real 3D data -- all of our character animations (over 200
of them today and more being created everyday) are produced in Maya. This
data is exported and played back in Flash. Our characters are all vectors
and read back this data and perform these animations in 3D inside of Flash.
The characters can spin 360 degrees, stand on their hands, dance, basically
any character animation you can produce in Maya can be performed by our
characters and any items in our 10,000 item catalog automatically inherit
any animations produced.
Resolution Agnostic -- our platform can run at any screen resolution and can
be served to any website through an iFrame. It's completely self-contained.
Simple Game API -- we've integrated over 100 popular games into our platform
from over 50 different developers. It's a very simple integration that takes
a developer less than 30 minutes to complete.
InWorld Camera System - players can click the camera button and pull up an
interface that will take a picture of whatever they are doing, collect it in
their photo album and email the image to themselves or friends.
Simple World Creation -- Any JPG of almost any size can be used as a
background. The world can scroll horizontally, vertically or both at the
Flexible Economy -- the platform is set up for three currencies -- activity
(rewards for completing quests or anything you want to assign), prizes
(random prizes based on events) and cash.
Meta Game -- the platform has a 100 level RPG style leveling system.
There's much more but that's the highlights. Contact me if you're
creators of ourWorld.com
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 9:39 PM, Matthew Ford <matthew at fordfam.com> wrote:
> I am consulting a new company which is keen to make an online game much
> like NeoPets, Habbo Hotel, or Club Penguin: a 2D, low-footprint, preferably
> in-browser, cartoony online game for kids. Make an avatar, decorate yourself
> and your room, chat, play mini-games, and the like. It will draw from a
> compelling popular IP.
> Though the company is capable of rolling its own solution, I have a feeling
> there are good engines / platforms out there which can be adapted for this
> purpose and save a lot of work. I had the impression that Habbo licensed its
> engine to other companies; I dimly recall that My-Coke.com did just this.
> But I may be totally wrong. The Habbo site does not reveal this option,
> though perhaps I need to ski into Sulake's office in person. Road trip! :)
> Does anyone have any leads on premade solutions which can be licensed,
> adapted, and turned into the kind of game I describe?
> Many thanks,
> Matthew Ford
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