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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ShadowIllusive Sep 8 2012, 2:24pm says:

This sounds quite fun. I can't get people i know to play it with me though! And from what I gather, you can't play it by yourself either. Any forum or anyone who plays?

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adfjkndjklnhdfs Sep 8 2012, 12:24pm buried:


This is gay.

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BrandonZ201 Sep 8 2012, 9:34am says:

Can this game be played offline? - Tracking this game

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Sep 8 2012, 11:04am replied:

No, sorry, it can't. I did think about making an offline version, which would work with an offline wikipedia, but unless I get lots of requests for it, I don't think it's worth the trouble.
But it can be played in your local area network, if you have a connection to the internet. Or even on the same PC (details in the Help or in the Readme).

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Spiteful_Crow Sep 8 2012, 2:10am says:

Hah! This looks like it could be alot of fun. I should give it a try sometime.

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TJAProductions Sep 7 2012, 10:29am says:

This game is awesome, but i wish somebody actually played this...

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Sep 7 2012, 1:10pm replied:

People do:
Wiki-Based-RPG podcast with obnoxious music in the background: Thetheftanddiceblog.blogspot.de
Short review on Youtube.com
Also, new update is awaiting authorization, which allows translation... so hopefully, more non-native-english-speakers will get a chance to play as well.
If you want to play with someone, just call up a friend or check who's online in your IM... and ask them to play.

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naughthere Aug 17 2012, 2:09pm says:

When anyone enters punctuation, we are told that the entry cannot contain punctuation. And, neither backspace nor delete allow us to delete anything. So, we have to restart the client or server whenever someone accidentally types punctuation.

Why doesn't delete work?

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Aug 17 2012, 6:31pm replied:

Can you tell me what PC you're running this on? I have never had this Problem... how are you starting the game? 32bit or 64bit executable? Or are you running the source?
Windows? Mac? Linux? And does it happen whenever you enter something, no matter what input field? (Playername, Ip etc)
And, last question, are the keys which are not working (delete) on the numpad? I have a delete key on my numpad which does not work in the game...

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naughthere Aug 17 2012, 10:32pm replied:

I was running it on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I used both the backspace button and delete button. Neither were part of the numpad.

It happens with any entry field.

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Aug 18 2012, 5:27am replied:

Well, if you could find the time and still have Löve installed, it would be awesome if you could open up main.lua in the project folder, find the line:
function love.keypressed(key, unicode)
then add the line:
print(key, unicode) right after that, run the game again and tell me if there's any console output when you press those keys?

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naughthere Aug 18 2012, 12:55pm replied:

I'll be back on that computer on Monday, so I'll test it out then.

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