ANN: Nomyx 0.2 beta, the game where you can change the rules
2013-06-14 15:57:57 GMT
Here it comes, the second 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 of a Nomic game on a computer). 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
The example file gives a lot of examples of rules that you can submit: www.nomyx.net:8000/src/Language/Nomyx/Examples.hs
Changes from V0.1:
- new login system: you can now login with your Google, Yahoo, Live Journal, Myspace, OpenId or Facebook accounts (thanks to happstack-authenticate)!
- new DSL for voting (see below)
- styling: rule code colorized, better settings and help
- new error system to handle exceptions in rules (with ErrorT)
- use lenses
I set up a little DSL to create elections (elect one of the players for a special role) or referendums (a yes/no question).
You create in one line within Nomyx an vote with unanimity or majority, a quorum and different ballot systems. See here: http://www.nomyx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1518
Let's test it! If you are interested, please go to this forum thread and we'll set up a small team to start a match!
The demo game is running here: www.nomyx.net:8000/Nomyx then select game "demo2".
As the first player of the game, I changed the initial unanimity vote to a simple majority, with a minimum of 2 players voting. Having your new rules accepted will be easy!
Let's see who will win :)
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