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PE: Fun and Games on dAmn

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 7:41 AM


PE: Fun and Games on dAmn



Did you know there are games on dAmn? Yes! Popular card games and board games are being brought onto dAmn by some very awesome deviants.

In this article I'll be looking at some games that have been brought to dAmn over the past couple of years. There's also an interview with negroceries, who has recently brought Taboo to dAmn. :)



Featured Games



:icondamngames:

dAmnGames


Come and play!


Founder: OpalMist
Co-Founder: negroceries

dAmnGames is a group that was created to be a hub for games played on dAmn. Watch this group for the latest news on your favourite dAmn games.

:bulletred: Chatroom: None



:icondamntaboo:

dAmnTaboo


The game of unspeakable fun!


Founder: negroceries
Co-Founders: 3wyl, inazar

The official group for the newest game brought to dAmn, #dAmnTaboo. The group has leaderboards and other stats, as well as an article series quoting funny things said during games of dAmnTaboo.

:bulletorange: Read the Game Guide
:bulletorange: Chatroom: #dAmnTaboo



:icondamncluedo:

dAmnCluedo


Solve a murder!


Founder: negroceries
Contributors: maytjuh, Enigmapsyche

The official group for #dAmnCluedo. Be the first to solve the murder mystery, just like the board game! Like dAmnTaboo, this group also has leaderboards and other statistics.

:bulletblue: Read the Game Guide
:bulletblue: Chatroom: #dAmnCluedo



:icondamnwerewolves:

dAmnWerewolves


The fun begins at sunset.


Founder: OpalMist
Co-Founder: Wizard-Kgalm

The official group for #dAmnWerewolves. dAmnWerewolf is a relatively faithful replication of the card-game Werewolf, which is similar to another card-game called Mafia. Watch the group, or become a regular in the chatroom to know when games are going to be held!

:bulletpurple: Read the Game Guide
:bulletpurple: Chatroom: #dAmnWerewolves



Interview with negroceries


:iconnegroceries:
negroceries


Hi negroceries! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?


Hey, thanks for doing this interview. Well, my name is Micah and I'm from Fiji, a tiny island group in the Pacific. IRL I work as a graphic designer for an outdoor gear company (although you can't really tell from my bare dA profile, haha). On dA I mainly just hang around dAmn and getting involved with little projects related to it; I've been doing so for the past few years.



What made you want to start coding games for dAmn?


I mentioned this before in another article, but I used to play a game called dAmnWerewolves back in its heyday a couple of years ago. From there I started to think about other games that would work well in this medium, and decided to start porting my first dAmn game: dAmnCluedo.

The helpful folks at #Botdom assisted me in making the bot for Cluedo, but most of what I know about PHP is from experimentation. I have no programming experience whatsoever and I was surprised when #dAmnCluedo became wildly successful (we've played over 400 games!) until some issues with the bot forced it into dormancy. I hope to get it up and running again soon, though.



Are there any other games you'd like to try and bring to dAmn one day?


There are a few concepts floating around in my mind about other possible games. For one, I think a lot of card games like Texas Holdem and Blackjack could work on dAmn. A simplified version of Monopoly might be the next project for me, I think. I also adored choose-your-own-adventure books as a kid, and I think that that kind of thing would work really well on the chats.



Your new dAmn Game dAmnTaboo is great! How long did it take you to create it - from the idea stage to what we see now?


Thanks, I'm glad you like it! Well, I was going to include this story up in my response to the second question, then I saw this one. What happened is after a round of #dAmnWerewolves a few weeks ago I came across 3wyl and invited her to play a round of Cluedo. She really enjoyed the game and so we began to talk about other games we could bring to dAmn, so all credit goes to her for suggesting I port Taboo to dAmn.

The first version of the bot was ready about a week or so after that conversation, and 3wyl helped a lot with the mechanics of the game - I myself have never played Taboo in real life, haha. From there I've been slowly taking in suggestions and improving the bot and I'm really proud of how the room/group has grown over the past month.



Is there anything you'd like to promote?


To the readers, if you reached this part of the interview, you deserve a cookie. :cookie: Also if you're a fan of word games and charades, then you'll definitely love #dAmnTaboo. Thanks again, bradleysays. This interview was a blast to do!




Now that you've read this article, you are probably keen to start playing. Please read the guides for each game before attempting to play them. Be aware that there aren't games going on 24/7, so check the chatrooms regularly for the best chance at finding a game. :)

Thank you for reading!



An article about some awesome games on dAmn; and an interview with ~negroceries!
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iDJPanda Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love these games. :la:
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negroceries Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for doing this! Hopefully more people will stop by for a game or two.
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:iconphoenixleo:
You forgot %dAmnU's kidneybot game :noes:
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TheOwl68 Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks very interesting =) thank you for the article & info! :squee:
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ArtByCher Oct 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Could possibly be another addiction for me :D
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