[Squeakland] Multiplayer network game programming with Squeak

Dave Briccetti daveb at davebsoft.com
Tue Jun 21 18:06:41 PDT 2005

Alan Kay wrote:

> Also look at www.opencroquet.org
> I haven't tried the Etoys screen sharing stuff recently, but it could 
> be used for simple shared Etoy games (it works similarly to Timbuktu, 
> but has "badges" to make rendezvous easier).
> Cheers,
> Alan

Alan, I'm honored to be in contact with you. I love Squeak and how 
you've brought computers to kids in such a nice way. I always tell my 
students a little about you and Smalltalk and PARC history.

One of my TAs today installed Croquet on his laptop and will be giving a 
little demo of it soon. Most of the computers in our lab have old 
graphics cards so I don't know if we'll be able to get it running, but 
I'm glad to have the kids at least aware of Croquet, and maybe some of 
them with try it at home. I saw your talk on Croquet at Stanford a year 
or two back--or was it Alice? I was also at SDForum when you spoke.

If you or your colleagues are ever out our way (near San Fran) and want 
to drop in and meet a group of very enthusiastic Squeak learners, we 
would love to have you.

I will document our progress here:
and here:

Dave Briccetti

> At 04:41 AM 6/16/2005, Mark Guzdial wrote:
>> Dave, I think you've reached the boundary of Squeakland and have
>> wandered into squeak-dev land.  Check out the materials at
>> http://www.squeak.org and http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak.  There's
>> support to do what you want to do, but you'll have to drop into a lower
>> level than e-toys.
>> Mark
>> On Jun 15, 2005, at 1:55 PM, Dave Briccetti wrote:
>> > This year I want to include Squeak in my multiplayer network game
>> > programming class (which before has used Java). I've taught about
>> > TCP/IP
>> > servers and clients and sockets, and the kids have written little
>> > servers and clients which play simple games.
>> >
>> > I'd love to hear some ideas for how to use Squeak to write simple 
>> games
>> > running on multiple computers on a TCP/IP network.
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