I’m a web developer (mainly front end) of 10 years but am new to Ruby. I
got the pickaxe book and really have been enjoying it (although things
are getting hairy for me now halfway through!) Ruby seems like a really
really cool language.
Anyway, my idea was to build an online game, and my first question
really is can Ruby on Rails/Ruby “talk to” Flash? I’ve been poking
around for info on this but have come up with zippo. I originally wanted
to use xHTML for the presentation layer, but I require an isometric grid
for one thing, and it’s impossible to get it implemented correctly in
Secondly, I could use some advice on how to start coding my objects -
how to organize them and what to tackle first. Here is the premise:
You have a ship in space. There are X types of ships (merchant, pirate,
etc) that determines what kind of player you are. You move along the
isometric grid, turn based (for now at least). You have a bank account
with credits, an inventory of goods and some personal information. As
you move you encounter locations (such as a space station, a mining
resupply depot, a friendly planet) that are very basic (say they have
1-4 rooms). There’s more, but that’s a start.
I’m thinking my objects are:
zone (the current view of “space” they are in in a 10x10 isogrid)
To begin with, but I could use any general suggestions before I get
started. Am I correct in assuming I can get started on coding these
things before I get the whole front end issues worked out? (I assume
talking to Flash/web page, whatever involves other objects).
Thanks for any tips!