[Juser] Re: Jabber Games

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Aug 21 09:48:11 CDT 2006

Magnus Henoch wrote:
> Fabian Zeindl <fabian at xover.htu.tuwien.ac.at> writes:
>> Hi,
>>  i don't know whether this is the right place to talk about this, I hope so.
>> I use Jabber for about 2 years now, and I wondered whether there is the
>> possibility of playing games (like chess, three in a row etc.) over
>> jabber. I'm not a very experienced coder, so I don't know whether this
>> is possible, but I think the best would be a JEP that defines some kind
>> of "standard-game-capability" for Jabber Clients.
>> In my imagination that would look like this:
>> I can browse a list of games in my jabber client and select one to be
>> downloaded. my jabber client would provide a game-window for the game
>> and I can play it with people on my list.
>> Of course the best would be if all games would be running on all sorts
>> of (graphical) jabber client und all major operating systems. Maybe by
>> using script-language or stuff like Adobe Flash?
>> I do think that some people already made better thoughts than me about
>> that, so what do you think?
> What you describe sounds exactly like Volity: http://volity.net and
> http://www.volity.org

I know some folks working on a chess system over Jabber but they haven't
gone public yet.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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