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Thomas Sawyer
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Is there a place to play this online, but turned based by e-mail instead of real-time? Or does anyone feel like designing one? Thanks.
 
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Ingo Griebsch
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And I thought you will tell us... whistle

Could you please add a question mark if you have a question?
 
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Years ago, I created an online version of the game for fun as a pet project using Google AppEngine. It's not by e-mail, but you can log back into it at any time and continue as it stores your game state and never times out.

You need a Google account to play. It's not very polished but its functional. I apologise if there's any bugs! modest

http://punk.appspot.com

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nik holliday
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I`ve started a 4 player game off. I expect I`ll be waiting forever for the other 3 players!
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Eddie the Cranky Gamer
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I tried to join it but "Sorry, the game you selected no longer exists" even when it clearly does.
 
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Oh dear. It was years ago that I wrote it and it looks like I added some sort of timeout on the lobby. I'll have a quick look tonight to see if I can remedy the situation.

Apologies if I got anyone's hopes up modest
 
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There is no timeout, just a bug that crept in with the changes to AppEngine over years. Should be fixed now.

I've removed the bogus games that were there too.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 
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Eddie the Cranky Gamer
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Joined fine now, thanks.

Now to wait a few years for 2 more!
 
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We're in a 2 player game - it's your turn :-)

Edit: unfortunately, it's bedtime here in the UK so the first auction will have to wait until tomorrow. You can still pick your starting professions though.
 
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Eddie the Cranky Gamer
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Noted.

Just leaving work for the day, but will be attentive tomorrow.


Added: email notification would be handy
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I've just had a look at the documentation and I could send e-mail notifications. However, I'm only signed up to the free AppEngine, so this is restricted to 100 emails per day, so I'd have to be quite sparing with them. Maybe send them if the next player's last activity was more than an hour or so ago?
 
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Eddie the Cranky Gamer
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I picked my occupations yesterday, but just noticed that it seems to be waiting for me to pick my occupations
 
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Ah sorry about that. Techy bit: It see,s to still be misbehaving. I've looked at the data store and it looks like you picked the professions. I've just flushed the memcache and that's kicked it into life again.

Alas I can't guarantee that there won't be more issues with the keys I'm using between the data store and the memcache. Basically, when I get some time I need to go through some thorough play tests to iron out all these creases.

Sorry if I got your hopes up
 
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Ok. I've spent some time this weekend beefing up the code and I've tested it a number of times (played games from start to finish) and it seems to be working again. There could still be the odd issue lurking, but I won't see that until I have different game sessions in progress.

So, if there's anyone left that's interested, give it a shot.
 
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Eddie the Cranky Gamer
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Oh it's expected :-)

I've set up a new game just in case...
 
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Just joined it (with a friend) so its good to go...
 
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Eddie the Cranky Gamer
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Bug report. I backed out of purchasing a building and my money was still gone. FYI.
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Didier Renard
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Might be a little late for this thread but I'll mention it anyway in case some people are still looking for a good answer.
I used to play PoF by email on the website called For Whom the Web Rocks:
http://www.fwtwr.com/fwtwr
It worked pretty well!
 
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