Ever wanted to travel through time, become a master at martial arts, eat soup and own a primate, a castle and a starship? Then this is your game! Wiki-Based-RPG is an open source, text based game, with somewhat experimental gameplay. The server writes a story - based on key words which the game gets from Wikipedia (or any other wiki, if you modify the code a little). Between every two story sections, the heroes (the players) are allowed to reply by saying something, doing something or using something from their inventory. No two stories are alike, but all stories are guaranteed to be crazy! At the end, you can export the story directly to .html and show your friends, post it, or send them to me so I can post them here!

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2 comments by Germanunkol on Sep 7th, 2012

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 released!

I'm proud to release the next version of the Wiki-Based-RPG, which has been uploaded and should be authorized soon.
As always, you can also get it right from gitHub.

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What's new:

  • Clients can now randomly get the chance to choose the word for the storyteller to continue the story with. Give him the word "Orange-Juice", and he'll have to deal with it!
  • Themes: There's now a support for (custom) themes added. The game comes with 3 standard ones, but you can change them all or add your own. Themes include images that are placed into the game as well as being able to change all of the game's colours. From now on, you can play with a theme suiting your story! (Check Readme on how to make your own theme.)
  • Languages: The game can now be translated more easily. Simply make a new language file and the game automatically finds it and gives the players the language as an option.
  • I Enhanced the text input a little. Not only are unicode characters now supported (see Readme for details) but you can finally click-to-edit the text and use the cursor up/down keys.
  • Bug fixes, bug fixes, bug fixes.

Translating should take less than 30 minutes.
This game is best played in your own, native language, but I only speak so many.

I'd greatly appreciate it if you could translate the game into your own language. I tried to make it as easy as possible by putting all the language strings into a simple file.

There's also example files in German and English.
Instructions on translating are in the Readme in the .zip file.
So send me your translations!

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Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 Source (Win,Linux, Mac)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 Source (Win,Linux, Mac)

Sep 7, 2012 Full Version 6 comments

Source code version. Note: This will run with the current Löve version 0.8.0, but if you want to be able to play in languages with non-standard characters...

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 Executable (win)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 Executable (win)

Sep 7, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Now featuring themes, multiple languages, and lots of bug-fixes!

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Win executable, 32 bit)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Win executable, 32 bit)

Jul 27, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Same as the .love file, but packed as an .exe. Simply download, extract and run. No need to install the Löve2D engine for this, but make sure to allow...

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Win executable, 64 bit)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Win executable, 64 bit)

Jul 26, 2012 Full Version 2 comments

Same as the .love file, but packed as an .exe. Simply download, extract and run. No need to install the Löve2D engine for this, but make sure to allow...

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Linux, Mac and Win)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Linux, Mac and Win)

Jul 26, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

This is version 0.5. To run the game, change the extension of the file from .zip to .love, then launch using the Löve2D Engine.

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aurelius13 Apr 11 2013 says:

Does anyone still play this? I think someone should make a forum for this

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ET1996 Jul 9 2013 replied:

I still play this

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MG-Unit Dec 3 2012 says:

how do you start up a server?

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Jan 3 2013 replied:

There's a description of how to do that in the Game's help files.
If you're playing in a LAN, simply click "start server", find out your IP address (see: De.answers.yahoo.com) and let others connect to it.
If you're behind a router and want to host through the internet, it's a little more involved: You need to forward port 8080 on your router, so that incoming packages know that they should go to your pc. Then visit a site like: Whatismyip.org and give your ip address to those who you wish to connect to your game.

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tuatha Sep 28 2012 says:

Played with this last night and really enjoyed it! A simple suggestion that could improve usability: add distinct sounds after other users' actions. Right now, there's a chime when you're presented with a choice of words. It would help if there were also sounds for when someone posts a paragraph or a chat comment. Since it can take upwards of five minutes for someone to respond, I often was doing other things. A chime could bring me back to the game.

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tuatha Sep 28 2012 replied:

Also, there might be bug. Every game I play, I'm forced to select "Case Sensitivity" as my first word.

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Sep 30 2012 replied:

Hm. Whenever you enter a word which Wikipedia doesn't know, you end up on a page like this:
En.wikipedia.org (Notice the link "case sensitivity" down the bottom)
This is a problem, because I do not know how to filter this page yet. I'd have to find something that is on each of these pages in all languages which I can then search for. That way I could instead display "word not found" or something like that.
Try a simpler word to start with. Like "Sword" or "Cave". If unsure, double-check if your word exists on Wikipedia by opening the URL in your browser: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YOUR_WORD

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tuatha Sep 30 2012 replied:

Thanks for the tip! That'll help a lot. I should note that the server cannot enter an unknown word, as the game rejects it and offers alternatives. The problem must happen when the players enter unknown words in their description. I'll be sure to encourage them to use known words from now on.

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Oct 1 2012 replied:

Ah, that might be a bug then. I'll check it when I find the time, thanks!

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mechwarrior24 Sep 10 2012 says:

This game is brilliant, it offers up so many different opportunities! Now I just need enough people to play it...

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