Category: MySQL

Creating an items table

Today I tried to do a little work on my game but I got stuck on a table which I have been pondering about for a little while now but today it stopped me so I need to address it. In the game I am working on, players will have items, and will be able […]

Framework for PBBGs? – DB Planning

Good day all. I don’t know if I mentioned it here, but I am looking into creating a framework for PBBGs using PHP. This is not only to help myself create games but to make it easier others to start to create their own games. What the first problem you think of when you think […]

Player Controlled Economies and Player Created Items/Quests

Sorry for the long absence. I lost my job and fell into a nasty slump. Its just one thing after another… But anyways, this isn’t a blog about my life. It’s about PBBGs! And so lets get to it. As you can guess from the title, I am going to discuss player controlled economies and […]

Happy Birthday OpenBracket!

A year ago today, I wrote my first post here. I never thought I would actually make a year or have people read and comment.  So in honor of OpenBrackets one year, I would ask that if all readers could have a drink, and take a picture of themselves with OpenBracket opened on their screen. […]

Sun buys MySQL

Well… I don’t know what this will mean yet, but the news was released about 12 hours ago that Sun Micosystems is going to buy MySQL for a grand total of 1billion dollars (I shit you naught) of cash and stock options. You can find the announcement here on the offical Sun website. With Java […]

The 'tick'

This has been a rather popular post and seems to be a big question and topic of debate among developers. I, for one was confused about how to appoarch this when I first posted about it. But after reading comments made by people smarter than me, and learning more about databasing and scripting I feel […]

OpenDisccussion

You may have already noticed the new page up there (^). It’s is what it sounds like and the page describes it as. Want to talk about things that haven’t been mentioned, ask for help etc, go post in the comments on that page.  The idea is to not just  have me guide the topics […]

Database design

it’s still on delay but it’s coming. i recently started myself on a new schedule to get more programming done but it leaves less time to write, but as soon as I finish it I will put it up. Anyways in the mean time, I want to hear your views on database design and how […]

Jobs page

Pretty much as it seems. You have a job related to PBBG design or development? Email me and I will post it on that page. There is a pretty weak example there since I don’t want to constrict people too much. Please try to keep the adds less then 500 characters though. Just for the […]

How do you code?

When I sit down to code I usually have a pretty clear idea of how I want the program/function to work when I finish it. But I don’t just jump into it. What I normally do is start out the basics, using set variables. I then complete all the basic features, such as having the […]