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]


  1. trekeyus says:

    this is more fun then it sounds

  2. Louis II says:

    Hilarious… not really a hack… but it was an idea I was planning… thank god some one else did it first!

  3. ufotofu says:

    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.

  4. Roadkill says:

    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.

  5. Benjamin says:

    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

  6. trohs says:

    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) :)

  7. Great article. Thanks for the information.

  8. biojae says:

    Down Right Now 7:55 PM GMT -8:00 PST

  9. biojae says:

    Never Mind :-)

  10. Issac Frost says:

    Wow! Given my blog is all about databases I don’t see why I shouldn’t set a link on it to this here so database fanatics can try this out!

  11. Tamer says:

    woww :0 very good :) Thank You ..

  12. Anton Belyy says:

    If you are still interested in that kind of game, I developed my own, based on mysqlgame.

    It has trading, exchanging, big cities and it is developed in 2013, using modern HTML5 techniques.

    We have a profound Wiki (, explaining every detail and guiding your way through the game and friendly community, which will answer your questions in the game’s chat.

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