Today I logged into the game, for the first time, from ... Facebook. That's right! Facebook. Our good man Sandalphon has been outdoing himself lately, and he has taken our official client and rolled it into a facebook app. The app runs through the facebook environment but otherwise operates just like the Java client, and will make Genesis just one-click-away to anyone on Facebook.
Features of this sort of development can include:
- Hosting of the game right on the Genesis Group FB page.
- Notifications sent to the FB friends of any user playing via facebook (i.e. Basil Rathbone became a titan in GENESIS LPMUD today!) giving any of this player's friends the chance to click on that "GENESIS LPMUD" link to try the game themselves. Think Farmville notifications without the Farmville.
- Notifications sent via FB to registered FB users of Genesis any time Armageddon is looming, events are beginning, or all sorts of other things.
A bit scary, perhaps, but we will see what happens! I'll update this thread as more development occurs. No ETA for release yet, but I wanted to get everyone aware of this very huge move on our part.
Big time stuff!