google-game-platform is a distributed web-based online game platform which use Google resources including Google Talk, Google Base and Google Page Creator. These are the features as bellows:
No real physical server facilities are required. All the basic services required by an online game are provided by Google services. 2. Game content and static data are stored in Google Page server.
3. Game runtime data are stored in Google Base server.
4. User accounts are managed by Google Talk (GMail) server. Only friends can join a game.
5. The game content is easy customized by users.
Planning features in the future if possible:
User can go through game groups by trust mechanism. For example, in a RPG game, a user go through game groups just like from one country go to another country. 2. The game list can be embedded in the Google Talk Client.
There is a test page which proved the technical possibility on my Google Page http://kctan.tw.googlepages.com/TestChatClient.htm. It is modified from a simple flash example: Animation. User can move the “tofu” object by the cursor then broadcast the new position to all other clients by Google Talk. All the other clients can see the real-time moving effect of the “tofu”. There are the requirements:
IE 6.0 (only tested in this browser) 2. Flash Player 8.0
3. JRE 6
4. A Googl Talk (GMail) account
It uses java applet including smack to commutate between flash and Google Talk Server. Be careful that it will broadcast the messages to all the clients on your Google Talk client users for now.
These details are provided for information only. No information here is legal advice and should not be used as such.