mySQLgame, playing with database queries

mySQLgame is a quirky App Engine game that has decided to forgo flashy UIs and just stick with the core of the system: a database. You start the game by creating your own row in the shared game database. Game time increments your fuel and money resources every ten seconds. Fuel is spent on scanning other rows and for attacking. Money is used for upgrades and building units. Build up resources and attack your neighbors using database queries, just like any other game. Like a bit more gloss on your internet metagames? Have a look at trolling simulator Forumwarz.

[via Waxy]

12 thoughts on “mySQLgame, playing with database queries

  1. Reminds me a lot of the old game corewars, except this time through SQL, I like it, it’s good to see someone bringing back games like this.

  2. I love mySQL as a database, it’s ease of use for creating such games. But making the queries into the game itself is hilarious.

  3. Seems like it would make a nice concept as a way of getting children or teens acustomed to working with databases as part of a computer class

  4. Interesting, I think it could help people understand databases; not how they work, but how they look like.

    By the way, I’m in shard 2, row_id=200 (don’t attack me) :)

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