Hi all.
I'm thinking about hosting one of Aprones awesome small web browser games called The Blazing. I have actually thought about doing this since the start of Januarry, but I have some technical issues, which I've tried to solve, and finally give up on doing so.
Therefore, if I host the game, you need to understand that their will be some technical issues and big downsides, which will result in a lot of downtime periodes. If I'm going to host the game, it will run on my private computer which is being used for a ton of things. That means the server won't be able to run when I'm taking the computer with me when traveling, if I need to restart the computer, if the virtual machine don't run or if I accidentally close the server by mistake. my question is: Are you willing to tolerate that?
So, what is Blazing? Here is the description, written by Aprone:
Blazing is specifically designed for people who may want to spend a few minutes on a game, here and there, while they're out at work, school, or elsewhere.  The game works on iPhones, Android phones, iPads, Android tablets, and even computer browsers.  It has been noticed that using Safari on iPhone tends to continually disconnect the player, so using the google app instead seems to be the easiest solution.
Blaze can be though of as a cooperative multiplayer board game.  Create your character as a warrior, ranger, or a mage.  Roll a dice to travel along the path into the wilderness, battling creatures and finding gold along the way.  At specific spaces you land on, you are given the option to end your adventure and start a settlement.  This is where the cooperation comes into play.  Making a settlement causes you to start back at the beginning, but the settlement stays on that space forever, and serves as a safe place for other players to land on.  Anyone who lands on a settlement can buy health potions and upgrades, making them essential to help future explorers survive greater distances.
Players can see who has made it the furthest, and who has helped the most players with their settlements, giving people a few ways to try and make a name for themselves.
End of description.
But, there is more... This is just the original game. Aprone have designed the game so people, the host, can make multiple versions and customize the game. We can create new enemies and other things, and this is where the cool part comes in. So my idea is:
1: Let the original version run as it is for peoples enjoyment.
2. Make multiple customized versions, where people can help by suggestions and ideas in other topics I will create in the future.
3. Translate the game into more languages. Or, translate the enemies and other things which we can customize, because we can't translate the whole interface.
So, what do you think about this? Should I give it a try and set up something playable? If I do that, then please remember the downsides to this.

I'll gladly go into more details about my technical issues, but my point is if you find it worth it with this unstable solution or not. smile

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it will be nice if you could host this one, it was a really  a good bored killer lol smile

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3 (edited by Angel 2017-07-16 20:54:35)

Yes, I really want to play this game and I want to help you with ideas, translations and more.
And [wow], you are a big poster here, you have maaany posts.
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Hi.
[wow], thanks for your interest so far.
I've just thrown together a workable solution before I have to work. You can play the original version without any modifications at the following link:
http://server2.coolfortheblind.dk:81
I look forward to see any feedback you might have.

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Yeh, yeh smile
I am the best mage, I landed on space 125.
The game has no bugs and it is verry good!
Thanks for hosting.

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Cassie, your settlement at spot 168 totally saved me.  Thanks for setting it up there!  big_smile

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Hi.
It's great to see that you're enjoying the game. I'll start to work on a modified version in a short time. It's going to be fun.

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I've come So Close to pulling off a good berserker warrior!  I even had myself up to a maximum of 44 health, but I died just before reaching the next settlement where I could heal and switch back to normal mode.  Eventually I'll pull it off, and then I'm sure I can travel very far with all that extra health.

This game is a lot of chanting at the computer screen "roll a 5, roll a 5", then you roll a 2.  Ok, my health is at 7 now.. "roll a 3, roll a 3", but you roll a 1.  Health is at 3.  Ok, I can do this... "roll a 2, roll a 2".  I roll another 1, and I die.  ROFL!  big_smile

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It's cool the game is now hosted, though imho I'd still love to see both this and 7 shores developed a bit further as this is a lovely concept for a game and there are so many more things that could be added. In particular I'd love to see the warrior's rage bug fixed so warriors actually have a chance, and maybe also an attack idea put in so settlements occasionally get destroyed and new players have the chance to rebuild them.

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I will admit Dark, these little games can be surprisingly addicting.  I especially enjoy being able to hop on a phone and play them from anywhere.

I just did a pretty good run with a berserker mode warrior.  I had 48 maximum health before I finally had a run of terrible luck and couldn't land on anyone's settlements to heal or switch back.  I really do think there is huge potential in this, so I'm going to keep trying.  If I had been able to hit a settlement before dying, imagine moving forward from space 160 with a full 48 health and the warrior's usual armor.  Sheesh I'd be in fantastic shape.

It's definitely a very high risk, but high reward way to play the warrior.

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That's certainly true.
Look at Seedship that I posted about in new releases for  good example of a game that is surprisingly simple, but very hard to stop playing big_smile.

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Thank you for hosting the game, it was a fun little time killer and I'll be sure to play it a lot. smile

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Hi.
How can I help you with the modified version?

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Angel wrote:

Hi.
How can I help you with the modified version?

Hi.
I'll make a topic about the modified version soon.

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I have a question: where can i donwload the game to host it on my own server? I would like to test my creations before giving them to SLJ

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Nuno, here is the blazing server
www.kaldobsky.com/audiogames/Blazingserver.zip

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