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What language or platform is used to develop apps for Google+?

Does anyone know what language or platform is used to develop apps for Google+? I'm hoping Python, but I know google has a lot of other mediums they could use for this. I'm fine with hearsay as I ...
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What technology should I use for a web-based game? [closed]

What's the best technology for an online game, i.e playable through a web browser? I think the only choices are: Java applets Flash Silverlight I'm leaning towards Java applets, simply because ...
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Create a website that lists all the game servers from a country

I have seen some sites which shows servers(for online games) from various parts of world with there name and ip's. I am looking forward to develop something of same sort. But the issue is how to get ...
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SQl, noSQL, and Doctrine with Symfony 2.0

I've had the idea of creating a webgame for a while now, and as it becomes more and more accurate i started playing around with Symfony 2.0. First question : it seems that it is recommanded to use ...
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3D motorcycle models for web 3D tools

I'm developing a website that can display 3D models of motorbike. I haven't decided on which tool to use yet but it seems most of them support X3D and VRML files. So I'm searching for already-made ...
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Is it sound to use javascript for cross platform game scripting instead of lua? I might need web clients for my game

I have been looking around for clues on the subject but I'm not convinced to commit to javascript as my primary scripting language. Currently I have started with lua. But I fear it will be a limiting ...
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What tool should I use to make this game? [closed]

A little background info: I'm just about to graduate university with a software engineering degree. I have a fair amount of experience with more "serious" programming languages (C++/Java/C#), plenty ...
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Java vs Javascript for Web-based games

With all the recent interest in developing HTML5 apps and games, and I am curious why all the focus is on Javascript, and not on Java. Minecraft is a great example of what can be accomplished in a ...
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Best way to do a strategic map for a 4X space game on a web page?

I'm currently looking at the options regarding how to do a strategic map for a web application. My goals here are : a synthethic view of what's happening in a stelar system the ability to ...
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A solution for developing a web game client for iphone and ipad…

We have just finished developing a web game using flex + flash + python and now we want to make a client app for the iphone/ipad device just like this one Since we have had no such experience I hope ...
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Should the engine for an eventual web-based game start as a web-service?

I've recently decided to start writing an engine for a card game. I'm not a big "cards" player, but a friend introduced me to the game (it's a spin on the game Danish), and I fell in love. I want to ...
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Persistent Browser Based Game: To Captcha or not to Captcha?

I've been working (off-and-on) on a pbbg that's pretty old school. If you've ever played Carnage Blender then you get the idea. If not, it's a simple idea that's been done a lot: A player is ...
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Google Web Toolkit: Ever used for making games?

I've recently come across GWT (Google Web Toolkit) and have been amazed by it. I was wondering if anyone has ever put it to use making a video game? And if they did, what their experience was, whether ...
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What approach would you take to develop an old school game?

Possible duplicate: Best technology for online games? I have agreed to show my child how to develop software. He wants me to help him develop a game. If you were me then what approach would you ...
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Where can I find Cinema4D for game development tutorials?

I started to learn Cinema 4D. I've noticed it's really easy to use for motion graphics, but I want to use it for modeling for games/realtime 3d engines. Before I used 3dsmax and it was easy to ...
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What version of Java should I target for applets?

I recently deployed an applet that seems to require Java 6 Update 24. I assume the reason for this requirement is the matching JDK version I used to create the applet (I am new to Java). The fact ...
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Is there a good reason I shouldn't use a java applet for a game?

I want to make a multiplayer browser-based game. The nice thing about using an applet is that I can make the client and the server in the same language (java/closure/scala/etc). I know there's html5 ...
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How to implement a component based system for items in a web game

Reading several other questions and answers on using a component based system to define items I want to use one for the items and spells in a web game written in PHP. I'm just stuck on the ...
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How do you make Direct3D work in a browser?

I've come across games that are 3D that are playable in a browser. They require a plugin to be installed to work. I guess the plugin creates a D3D window inside the browser. How would I go about ...
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Where to start, to develop an online Backgammon game?

I would like to develop a backgammon game to play against other players online, as a way of learning more Javascript/jQuery and a little game development. I'm a web developer and most of my experience ...
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Development platform for 2D web and mobile games

Is there a game development platform -- similar to Torque, or Unity -- which can be used to deploy 2D games on the following platforms: Web iOs Android Xbox Live Arcade (Preferred but not required) ...
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Is there an open source sports manager project? [closed]

For a long time I've tried to search for an open source manager game, but without any luck. I'm looking for a suitable project for a reference to my own pet project. Features like well designed data ...
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Webworkers HTML5 for game AI?

So I am designing a game like scrabble in which a user has to make words using the letters on the screen. When the there is no possible combination of word that can be made with the letter the game is ...
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What new programming languages are being used to develop web-based games? [closed]

I've got around 10 years behind me of casually creating AS1/2/3 games and have found myself wondering recently what other options are available for web-based games. I have recently found haXe and ...
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How to handle Multiple-accounts creation and cheating?

I am developing a game that is running as a web application. The fact is that the game lose sense if one player creates several accounts. Imagine that is a turn-based strategy game, and if you play ...
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Determining the probability of a successful attack based on the equipped weapon?

Take this example, a player has a sword composed of the handle and a blade. Together, they generate a strength of X and that combination adds qualitative attributes (induce more damage to fire ...
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What techniques enable web based games to update player's resources frequently?

Long ago there was this web-based game called Utopia (and I'm sure it is still around), turns are by per hour. You only get new gold/lumber or what-not every hour. Some newer web based games have ...
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Are there any good tools or suites out there that help with building AI/Robots for browser based games?

I've found some HTML/Canvas/Javascript browser based games that I don't particularly enjoy playing, but which I think would be fun to write robots for. Are there any tools out there which help remove ...
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Setting up forums/wiki for an independent game project [closed]

I'm creating an online game and would like to have some forums or a Wiki to allow discussion and gather feedback etc. among the soon-to-be community. I'm looking specifically for: Low ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Web as a platform?

When comparing the web to other platforms (such as consoles or the iPhone) what are the trade-offs? What does the web excel at most? What are the weaknesses of using the web as a platform?