Online Playing Cards game built around bbPress
As a YouTube partner I started to look for a fresh approach to involving my subscribers. I’ve been both an illustrator and web developer in the past, so it made sense to play to my strengths and use these as key factors. 8 months later of working solo on this project and RatsClan.com is now a fully featured community site with a built in unique Playing Card system. Members can unlock achievements, go up ranks, grow their card collection, battle against one another, earn medals and much more.
The site is built upon the latest WordPress, with the bbPress forum plugin installed. The simple and tactile user interface is consistent throughout each aspect, with large (seasonal changing) illustrations when playing cards. This is all brought to life with animated elements and sound effects.
Games are created as custom posts, and become published when another user has accepting to challenge them. This allows users to share their experiences or look for opponents through social networks. Experience points and currency is also stored as custom meta, which is all cached to help load time.
The feedback from our members has been phenomenal, and I’m excited to see how far I can push the boundaries of browser based gaming.
Please feel free to browse the site: http://www.ratsclan.com/
Also, here’s a replay of one of my recent games: http://www.ratsclan.com/game/ba6b6a4e/
This is also my first ever work on a WordPress or bbPress site, so any feedback is much appreciated!
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