450475 Multiplayer Game Development
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Port Galaxy is a browser based MMOCC/Virtual World game developed with flash. Our server is made with java. This job will require work between the server & client.
Users will register an account on the game and be able to customize their character, with different hairstyles, clothes, and color choices. They will be able to explore different "rooms" and environments within the game, by clicking and walking around tile-based areas. Users will be able to create their own "rooms" and personalize them, by naming their room, and decorating it with furniture/objects. Furniture, and other items will be purchased with in-game credits from a shop/catalog. Users will be able to place these items in their rooms and move them around. Users will interact with objects accordingly, if they click a chair, they will sit. They will be able to interact with the user interface accordingly.
** Half of the game has been programmed, and the graphics have been finished **
- You can currently explore some rooms of the space port, and walk around, although some rooms need to be added.
- You can chat with other users.
- You can create a room and go to it, but other users can not yet.
Several programmers have been unsuccessful in the past, so we are really looking for someone interested in this type of project, who knows exactly what we are asking for! Here are a list of some remaining features which we need programmed and developed.
1) Add Shop & User Inventory & Item System (Place Items, rotate, pick up, in user-created rooms).
2) Payment System to purchase credits (PayPal)
3) Friends/PM System (Add friends & send/receive private messages).
4) Complete room creation (room navigation, getting to rooms)
5) Add remaining content (several more rooms, environments)
We also require the game structure be changed. Currently the client is in one large file. We need the new programmer to make the game more 'dynamic' and load files/images externally, to make adding content easier, and reduce 'lag'. We were discussing using spritesheets and blitting to do this, but perhaps there are other ways.
We are really looking forward to working with someone to complete this project, and we want all those who are bidding on this job to know that there will be many more programming opportunities as we add new features and content to Port Galaxy!
If accepted for this job, you will be given access to our dedicated server (windows 2008), FTP access to our web server, supplied with all the games resources and information. If you are interested at all in this job, please let us know, as we can provide you with an account to test the current version of the game, as well as examples of similar games.
**One final thing, we have had two people from elance just make proposals for this job and then turn it down once it was awarded... We really are looking for someone who knows what they are doing and can get this job done in a reasonable amount of time. We have attached a more detailed list of tasks so you can be sure what we require.**
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