Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sun's Darkstar Project

This morning I found a very interesting open source project by Sun called Darkstar.

"Project Darkstar is the game industry’s first open source, enterprise grade, highly scalable, online game server, " defined on Darkstar's site http://projectdarkstar.com.

I went ahead a created a user account and then trolled the forums for info nuggets. From the the read of it, DS is in the early stages and is still in single-mode operation. The hop to multi-mode looks like will happen when 1.0 is released sometime soon, hopefully.

In sum, I see great potential for niche virtual world projects besides just gaming platforms. As Sir Gordon Sumner onced yodeled, "I'll be watching you!"