[Newbies] Isometric 2D (serious) games develoment on Squeak/Pharo

Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas offray.luna at javeriana.edu.co
Tue Nov 2 21:29:00 UTC 2010

  Hi all,

This is taking the form of a metagame that will be taking the form of a 
chatbot + chat program. Any advice on both kind of software will be 



El 18/10/10 05:49, Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas escribió:
>  Hi All,
> Long time without being here, so is nice to be back. For my last 
> project I'm wondering about 2D isometric games and after some 
> preliminary finding I would like to use may be Python/Pygame or 
> Squeak(or Pharo). I have found enough information about game creation 
> on Python, but not on Squeak, specially regarding 2D isometric games.
> The idea is that each player lives in a post-apocalyptic world where 
> you need to re-create the world. For that you live in a bio-nano-tech 
> "farm-lab" where you can create plants, animals, and other stuff and 
> test how it works in a mini-ecosystem to prototype that possible word. 
> You work off-line in your own farm-lab, but you can go on-line and 
> trade designs with other players to create a shared world or make test 
> with their stuff from/in their farms-labs. The game will be free 
> software so people can create their own variations and is intended as 
> a serious game[1] where you can play just for fun but also learn and 
> work with other people solving real problems using games and simulation.
>  [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serious_game
> I would like some advice about how Squeak/Pharo fists the problem of 
> making and 2D isometric game about this idea with characters, chat 
> support between them, networking, using external stuff not made 
> with/in Squeak (like svg support or external libraries and programs) 
> and so on (some times I think in this like Croquet ultralite). I'm 
> some kind of ethernal newbie on a lot of Informatics themes (including 
> programming), so learning curve is also important here.
> Thanks,
> Offray
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