Part of the groworld game project
An initial version of the groworld game in order to have something to focus on and develop ideas further. The main priority is to demonstrate some of the techniques we want to explore in the simplest possible form.
Using pluggable plants
Pollen is passed from the red player/plant to the purple one, causing the flower on the purple plant to change colour.
an initial sketch of required messages & responses
|connection / session init.|
|connect →||possible to connect with, or without a user id|
|registration / new user|
|register →||assumes some type of persistent store of players & plants|
|← user id|
|← plant description|
|user id →|
|← plant description||“self”|
|← other plants & their locations|
|pollen (fr 'hayfever' prototype)|
|pollen →||← pollen (plant identifier / user id)||a player can send and/or receive 'pollen' messages at anytime|
The osc version works in a peer to peer manner in that there is no central server, and clients need to pass information around to each other. This has only been tested with 2 clients… Each client has a notion of the plant it 'owns'.
|Message||Data||Send when||Action on receive||Notes|
|/join-game||None||Joining game||Broadcast your plant back with /plant|
|/plant||Plant ID, postion, colour and structure||When starting game, your plant changes or /register recieved||If it's the first time you've seen this plant id, add plant to world, otherwise update plant|
|/flower||Plant ID, Flower ID, Colour||Sucking pollen has changed a flower colour||Update colour for this plant/flower|
|/spray||Plant ID, pollen type||Pollen release button pressed||Add pollen from plant into atmosphere|
|/leave-game||Plant ID||Leaving game||Remove plant from world||Not implemented yet|
When joining a game, you need to create a unique id for your plant. With no central server, this currently works in the following ad-hoc manner:
Currently an sexpr as this is what the pluggable plants system uses rather than l-systems. I need to have a think about this…
Each component looks like this:
A real example:
((1-1 ((3-1 ((1-1 ((1-1 ((11 ()))))) (2-1 ((2-1 ((11 ()) (11 ()))) (1-1 ((11 ()))))) (2-1 ((2-1 ((11 ()) (11 ()))) (1-1 ((11 ()))))))))))
The numbers refer to the texture naming convention for pluggable plants.