State of the Universe Address #1

April 5th, 2004
Justin Wick

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 keep watching.

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.

Justin Wick
Meglomania Developer