JiGS Interactive Game System is an open source Online RPG engine built in php. The universe can be forked by sysadmin/gamesmasters to create unique personal virtual worlds. Completely Open Source. Build your unique universe with 3rd party Expansion packs
Symfony, Drupal, Joomla, Silex, Asychoronous zombies, Websockets, ReactPhp, ZeroMq, RabbitMq, PhaserJs
- Online Browser based Multiplayer RPG.
- Primarily Tile based Multiple Interfaces.
- No client plugins or downloads required.
- Game server plugin system allows mechanics of game to evolve over time
- 3rd party plugin system(including graphic templates) allows gamesmasters(sysadmins) to create unique universes. (see Joomla.org)
- Post Peak Oil environment. Oil is rapidly declining. Riots, Tribalism and feudalism on the increase, genetic mutations etc.
- Genetics, alien technology and singularity create new game stats, mechanics and content.
- Soap Opera style monthly content revolving around numerous NPC arcs: (think Lost tv show ).
- Game Genres: RPG, Trading, Exploration, PvP, Factions and Guild Politics
- Complexity & Economics. Think Eve Online in a low tech 2d, text like environment.
- Open Source
- NPCS and scenarios span modern pop and internet culture.
- Cut n’ Paste, Collage, 50’s -70’s Pulp Art,Dada/Surrealism, Punk and Glitch aesthetic. Monty Python style cutscenes
- Based on the Works of Robert Anton Wilson, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Pynchon, James Joyce and Umberto Eco and the worlds of plunderphonics and fanfiction
- Secret Societies, Conspiracies and Guild politics
- Main Gameplay Screens
- Character Creation
- Buildings & Economics
- Guilds, Groups, Crime Families, Gangs, Secret Societies and Factions
- NPCs, Mobs, Hobbits
- Depreciation, Taxation, Quality Reduction, Depletion and Balance.
- Extending JiGS: create your own universe with 3rd Party plugins and templates
Point & Click (Sierra Arts/ Lucasfilm style) Plugin Puzzles Plugin Extended Tile Map system Plugin Extended Character Creation Plugin Player owned Shop market replaces or augments gamemasters run market. Extended PvP fight system Templating system (Fantasy/Space/Cyberpunk fonts- templates -widget chromes- backgrounds Extended configurable NPC & chat system Add stats such as crime ratings, pollution Social media plugins (Facebook Twitter)
Main Gameplay Screen
![Default Modules]( Default Modules:https://github.com/EMC23/JiGS/blob/master/images/image09.png)
- Big Map -Main View Option 1
- Small Map - Main View 2
Terminal: ‘Command line’ style interface & Hollywood style computer interface. Character Creation and Management.
Debug Module : Admin Only
Direct access to twine stories hidden inside various tiles in the main view. Direct access to puzzles etc. Direct Access to experimental Works in progress
WavyLines is the Universe in action. All people receive numerous ESP messages from the people and world around them. Some messages are esoteric and obscure others are simple messages. Typical Messages would be “John increased one level” “John has converted to buddhism” “ A zombie horde attacks the outer villages.”
Players can enter messages here.
At one point this also collected spam, which had some interesting outcomes. This might be investigated again to re-introduce.
Messenger Module: This is a direct line between the player and the world. Typical messages would be “You picked up the rock”, “You increased one level”
Main View Option One
Uses point and click with pathfinder to move your player to tile(on hold). Tiles 32 *32 px
Maps 18 * 14 tiles Grid: User Defined
Main View Option Two
Uses cursor or button presses( see compass button) to move one tile at a time .
Tiles 50 *50px
Map 88 tiles Grid = 44 maps or 33 maps or 22 maps etc
[On hold] Character Creation
In the main views , players see themselves represented by webstyle avatars as opposed to game style representations. This allows players to upload their own images. The conflict of styles creates part of the cut’paste aesthetic. Extended Character selection is on hold until third party plugin system is complete to allow for more varied character selection systems.
Daz3d might be a good candidate for this.
Currently using Joomla Community Builder with customised plugins for game stats.This suits minimum requirements for both again and game at present. Basic plugins can be created with minimum coding skills via the CB gui.Screenshot from 2014-10-19 14:19:57.png
Buildings & Economics
All buildings contain an info module on the top left
All player owned buildings contain a control panel on the top right. All government building contain a movie poster on the right Each building type contains a primary module on the bottom. The control panel allows the player assign workforce to primary, defence and distribution systems. The control panel allows the player assign energy batteries to buildings system as a whole The control panels allows the player to prioritise Quantity, quality and cost in terms of energy and credits. The primary systems allows the player to control the buildings primary system, farming, factory and mining functions. A building can upgrade or increase it’s primary systems depending on skills etc. for example a farm may have 1- 8 fields each growing different crops. Or a factory may have 1-8 conveyor belts each building different objects, Each additional primary system is accessed via tabs and is identical in layout.
Players and NPCs can hack and be hacked, causing grief, stealing bank account percentages and spreading viruses. There are three global banks each with their own interest rates ,security packages and insurance deals. Banks, Terminals, Banks and hacking
Screenshot from 2014-10-19 14:27:09.png Factories
Farms require seeds and workforce, energy, to grow food - can be hacked/attacked
![Mines ]( Mineshttps://github.com/EMC23/JiGS/blob/master/images/image14.png) Screenshot from 2014-10-19 14:27:48.png
require energy workforce to mine oil,minerals( and crystals- on hold). - can be hacked/attacked
Re-processors - turn object to metals. scrap-yards sell metals Food processors - buy crops. Blue Print Shops Weaponry - Sell Weapons Stands - Sell objects Bullet Shops - Sell bullets Mission Buildings Banks - Offer credit , deposits, interest, can be hacked. Diners- Exchange money for health Apartments- Log off safely protecting cash in hand and back pack. Move objects from backpack to apartment inventory - can be hacked/attacked WareHouses - Store large quantities of objects or crops
12 Main (levelable) Skills each with 6-12 sub skills
Farming FireArms Melee Medic Politic Mining Computers Engineering Reprocessing Navigation Trade
Guilds, Groups, Crime Families, Gangs, Secret Societies and Factions
You are always part of a group, your group is part of one of three factions. Various stats affect faction and group standing (all other names are group synonyms) and vice versa. Actions within twine stories affect group and faction standings. You can change groups, but only to a group of the same faction.
Exploration (via character development) is the primary core loop of the virtual world. New Maps, Scenarios including time travel to familiar places will be added to the system on a monthly basis. ALternate realities, drug induced trips etc will play a part in the exploration narrative. Maps are creating using the open source Tiled Mapeditor.org. and imported to the systom using json files. Portals are a heavily used device in both the game mechanics and the overarching metastory. Portals need to be discovered in the real before they can be accessed via the portal network. Technically all portal are one way but may exist in pairs. Many of the portals are discovered via Twine stories.Banks and Hacking
Players and NPCs can hack and be hacked, causing grief, stealing bank account percentages and spreading viruses. There are three global banks each with their own interest rates ,security packages and insurance deals.
NPCs, Mobs, Hobbits(workforce)
NPCS should be as deeply developed as possible. They should be as indistinguishable from players as possible in terms of fighting acquisitions and political power. Ai in terms of dialogue is not necessary tho’ can be investigated as a 3rd party plugin. Mobs include borgs, orcs, goblins, zombies of different classes. Largely indistinguishable from each other Workforce: 1 is born every minute in realtime. It will align itself to a building owned by a member of one of the 3 factions. Likelihood of a players building being chosen is a result of various stats including building efficiency, hobbit magic etc. hobbits have a lifespan as defined by the gamemaster which can be altered via dynamic forces.
BackPack: Currently limited to 12 objects. Weight and Size are not taken in consideration as yet.
Warehouses:Crops, Mass quantities of objects for sale or transport. (On Hold)
Apartment: Limited to 100 objects , cannot be lost, unless AWOL limit has be exceeded (if configured)
Extending JiGS: creating your own universe.
Install 3rd party plugins that introduce pollution, crime, magic. Use external data such as weather statistics or open data to create a virtual internet world of things. Connect with twitter or Facebook Create scripts to give your npcs unique proclivities. Extending JiGS: create your own universe with 3rd Party plugins and templates: Examples
Point & Click (Sierra Arts/ Lucasfilm style) Plugin
Extended Character Creation Plugin Player owned Shop market replaces or augments gamemasters run market. Multiple PvP fight system Templating system (Fantasy/Space/Cyberpunk) fonts- widget chromes- backgrounds Configurable NPC system Extended Chat system Other Non Games related Joomla plugins see here http://extensions.joomla.org/ Forums Plugin (Joomla/Kunena)