Every week or two we spread the word of Node.js and the incredible things it can do by profiling creative, interesting and fun uses of Node.js in various products and projects. We call it “In the Loop.”
This time around we are chatting with GoldFire Studios, who recently launched a beta version of CasinoRPG – “a vast, persistent virtual world that goes far beyond your average casino game.” Keep reading to learn more about CasinoRPG, web game platforms, the joy of Node.js, and future plans for GoldFire Studios.
Can you tell us about CasinoRPG? What was your inspiration and goal for the game?
GoldFire Studios: CasinoRPG was inspired by a previous game of ours called PokerRPG. We wanted to do a new casino-themed game, but we wanted it to be unique. The idea has been mulling around for close to 2 years, but about a year ago it finally got to a point that was ambitious yet feasible – RPG, tycoon, and gambling. Our ultimate goal for the game is to help prove that the web can be a legitimate game platform.
CasinoRPG brings together two things the StrongLoop crew finds full of potential: Node.js and a successful Kickstarter campaign. What made you decide to go with both of these things?
GoldFire Studios: We’ve actually been using Node.js on our game platform for over a year now. Node.js has been a joy to work with, and even more-so when paired with JS on the front-end. We went with Kickstarter because we wanted our current community of gamers to be able to participate in making the game a reality.
At what point in the development of this game did you decide to utilize Node.js?
We know using Node.js allows a lot of opportunities, but did it provide any challenges?
GoldFire Studios: Most of our challenges have actually been on the client-side, though we are well aware of the scaling issues that we will face after launch.
Anything else cooking for GoldFire Studios in the Node.js realm?
GoldFire Studios: Right now our focus is squarely on CasinoRPG, but we have some pretty big expansion plans for our game platform (which is also all Node.js), and hope to open it up to other game developers later this year. We can’t wait for people to get their hands on this game!
Thanks to GoldFire Studios for telling us about CasinoRPG.
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