However, what I ask myself : don't you get problems with the copyrights?
I don't know how Metaforge and Gravon do this (probably they have a license) but before this site was launched, I used to play at www.onlinestratego.com and they had to remove their site due to copyright problems.
Their domain name was even taken / sold to this current site.
It's really remarkable that you can build your Strategosite and promote it here on the biggest and most popular Stratego site.
I have the same concerns, I think I will need to reach out to Jumbo as they own the rights to the name Stratego. My understanding is you cannot protect the mechanics/rules of a board game though.
I hope this thread isn't deleted by them. I would really like to continue to develop it.
Nevertheless, you're doing a great job building this.
If you build playeraccounts, rankings, two square rule in it and don't have real serverproblems (is this a problem for your site btw? If there are ten players there, I bet it isn't but suppose there are hundreds of players there? Don't know anything about technology and how this site is build but I've heard a lot about servercosts and for a big site like this, it can be a problem.)
Asking the hard questions
Okay so stratego.io is an Google App Engine app which will deploy more instances (servers) automatically when demand is high and shut them down when demand is low. This is the same cloud-based architecture Google and other highly scalable web apps are built upon. In theory stratego.io could scale to millions of simultaneous users immediately - it would come down to cost. If I had millions of users, that probably wouldn't be an issue (as you may pay to enter tournaments for example to cover server costs).
Currently stratego.io costs nothing and won't start costing me anything until we have thousands of players then it might be a few dollars a day (this kind of architecture is not only faster, more scalable - if you do it right, much cheaper than maintaining typical "dedicated" server machines).
I do this kind of thing for a living
btw, what extension is io? i have no clue
The Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .io is assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Was just as curious as you were
Nortrom, dead on. If you take a look at the usage section you'll see that online apps/startups and games are using it.
It's quite common in the industry for apps basically. I'm not in the British Indian Ocean
these images are free to use
Nice, thankyou. Did you do these yourself?
Edited by bletchfo, 18 August 2016 - 02:21 AM.