ANN: Nomyx 0.1 beta, the game where you can change the rules
2013-02-26 23:28:49 GMT
I am very happy to announce the beta release  of Nomyx, the only game where You can change the rules.
This is an implementation of a Nomic  game in Haskell (I believe the first complete implementation). In a Nomyx game you can change the rules of the game itself while playing it. The players can submit new rules or modify existing ones, thus completely changing the behaviour of the game through time. The rules are managed and interpreted by the computer. They must be written in the Nomyx language, which is a subset of Haskell.
At the beginning, the initial rules are describing:
- how to add new rules and change existing ones. For example a unanimity vote is necessary to have a new rule accepted.
- how to win the game. For example you win the game if you have 5 rules accepted.
But of course even that can be changed!
Here is a video introduction and first tutorial of the game: http://vimeo.com/58265498
The game is running here: www.nomyx.net:8000/Nomyx
I have set up a forum where players can learn about Nomyx and discuss the rules they intend to propose: www.nomyx.net/forum
As this is the first beta release of the game, I'm looking for beta testers :) Although I tested it quite a lot, I'm sure a lot of bugs remains, especially in multiplayer.
So if you are interested in testing Nomyx, please go to this forum thread and we'll set up a small team to start a match!
Comments/contributions are very highly welcome! There is still a lot to do.
As for now, the game is not completely securised. It is easy to break it by submitting rules containing malicious code. I'm working on it. If you'd like to do security testing, please do it locally on your own machine and send me a bug report :).
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