Spritely: towards secure social spaces as virtual worlds https://dustycloud.org/blog/spritely/
I posted about this already on here, so you may have seen a bit about it before https://octodon.social/@cwebber/100866264755512782 but this goes into more depth. Onwards and upwards towards exciting new directions of the fediverse...
@cwebber Don't you have enough followers that they'll keep alive in the clacks any announcement you make?
@JordiGH heh, I dunno... I have a hard time telling how seriously people take me :)
@cwebber Monday morning here, so perfectly timed!
@cwebber the boosts will work. ;)
@cwebber I hardly ever play any games (except crosswords...) but it is clear even to me that you are up to a very exciting and challenging adventure! Good luck!
@cwebber Very interesting; I particularly like our point about the lack of sense of place on commercial social networking sites. I hope your iterative development process allows a diverse group to figure out how to do federated place-making. Will watch with interest!
@cwebber if you need any social science expertise along the way, let me know. (My knowledge of sociology is much better than my command of racket...)
@cwebber I read like three words and i'm so HECKING into this
@cwebber heccyessssss 🎉
@cwebber is the virtual world gonna be like a 2d browser game or will it have proper native clients?
@grainloom native clients first
@grainloom That's one reason I chose Racket for Spritely. Racket has the ability to easily embed nice things in its GUI system like scheme text editors, which means that players will be able to live-code the world they're in *right from their client* should they wish.
@cwebber omg. ok, learning reacket just jumped a few places up in my todo list
@cwebber thanks, but it'll have to wait because of Uni Stuff ™️
@grainloom no worries, all that tooling will be there for when you want it (which if you're like me, might be when you're procrastinating on some paper)
@cwebber buuuut I'll download the relevant packages to play around with, just in case I have too much free time
@cwebber I'm so excited for this! 🙀 Maybe this could be a suitable Second Life replacement, in time 😊