State of the
Universe Address #1
Greetings all. As the
initial maintainer of the Meglomania
website, I'd like to welcome you as we announce our new project.
The project is still in the organizational phases, however I have spent
a lot of time learning how to successfully create eclipse plugins that
will perform the functions we need. Because we have chosen to use
Eclipse as our underlying application architecture, we inherit its
enormous featureset with minimal effort - thus fufilling much of our
mandate concerning graphical user interfaces, extensibility, and
reliability. We also feel that basing our user interface
primarily on SWT vs. Swing will allow us to have an interface that's
more consistent with the rest of the operating system.
I've been doing a lot of thinking and talking with others about various
aspects of gameplay, including technology, warfare, archeology,
storylines, multiplayer action, and diplomacy among other things.
I'll be putting up some of my ideas on the project page pretty soon, so
If you haven't already, check out the FAQ, it
should answer many of the questions you have about the project.
Anyways, I'm very excited about where this project is going. My
summers are usually quite boring when not at work, so this will
undoubtably prove to make it much more interesting. It's likely
that Wesley will be rooming with me, thus increasing our ability to
collaborate dramatically. It should be fun.
Hopefully there's a few people out there that are interested in seeing
something like this work. I'll be putting up technology
demonstrations, and our idea documentation ASAP so people can follow
along and help out.