I have a PHP/MySQL enabled site and only PHPbb installed and working there at the moment.
I want someone to create an easily editable by me (meaning well documented), web site/chatroom with Registration page, Game page, High Scores page, Link to the PHPbb forum that is there now, and a Contact Us Page with a form to send feedback to me about the game (seperate from the forum's). The Game page will be in two parts (at least) the chatroom to find a partner and friendly chat, and the actual game play page (seperate)
The pages and form I know are easy enough but I haven't the experience to hook up the registration info and game scores/data into the MySPL database and keep it secure and unhackable.
Having said that, I want to be sure all data is kept server side so players can't cheat.
The game should be for 2 to 4 players and for the sake of this project can be a simple game of "High card wins" using a regular deck of cards, randomly shuffled to make each game unique. If less than 4 players, computer opponents should play their highest card first on their turn. A special effect should play when an "Ace" is played. And a sound efect when a hand is won or lost. Players cannot play out of turn and if taking more than 60 seconds or so, their highest card will be played for them (like computer opponents) and a effect and sound played to show they blew their turn.
The person starting the game should go to a starting chatroom and find at least one other player to begin. This person will also have the ability to "boot" a slow player (and change them into a computer opponent) after the first time they do not play and the program supplies a card for them (the option should be unavailable till then).
I want eventually to have banner ads on all pages, so incorporate empty boxes for ads to be added later.
All graphics can be simple text saved as GIF or a PHP supported graphic format till I replace them with my own. So, a box with only a text descriptor is fine.
Background graphics and card graphics also can be crude and simple as long as they can be changed by me easily.
I just need the framwork for a game that works as is, and I can then just go about editing it until I achieve what I want. (maybe more business later for you) :)
I would like to see it working, so hopefully you have a site to demo it on. I only want a completely working simple multiplayer game.
I will make it pretty, I just need the working framework in place.
An example of a site I wish to emulate is Urban-Rivals dot com
I wish ultimately to end up with a site like that but it will take time. One step at a time.
If you can set up a website like theirs (tremendously simpler of course) and show me it working, you have my business, guaranteed. It is what I want done very much, for a long time.
You are welcome to request further details and suggestions are always welcome.
This is the first time I have made a request like this, excuse me if I worded it poorly or missed a important part. I believe I can edit this description, so, I will fix it if I am made aware of glaring errors. Thanks in advance.
- -The login/registration of the game should utilize PHPbb's database that already exists (But can be made new/restarted) so that it can be administered through ready-made admin tools available in PHPbb. If you cannot do this or have a admin backend of your own (in PHP) that would be acceptable.
- - The chatroom you go to in the beginning of the game (to find at least one opponent in the 4 person game) should be Avatar chat with a small graphic (happy face for works, for now) that can be moved around as you look for a friend.
- - At the end of the game your points are displayed and entered into the high score list (even if it's in last place) This list should have it's own page and be accessable from the home page after login.
- - All pages except the forum should require registration to visit. And the scores and all related data to this game should be in a seperate database from the registration data (so I can add other games later)
I have been asked about the chatroom, Flash can be used here as it makes a chatroom simple to create and animate. But I do want to be able to start a game and end a game in here and be able to talk to who is on at the moment, here visually, not just a text chat, but, with little "Bubbles" over your head as you talk, disappearing after a little while.
The program you make, DOES NOT have to use PHPbb, it was a thought to make your work easier/cheaper, but, I'm hearing most like to make their own admin backend, which is cool with me.
Please look at what I like to emulate....Urban-Rivals.com gives you a great idea of what I want to end up with down the road.