Tuesday, March 21st, 2006>p> In this post on the Ajax Magazine blog, there’s mention of WEBoggle, an Ajax-enabled web-based multiplayer game of Boggle.
WEBoggle is a web-based Multiplayer Boggle Game where you can play and have fun, but the website was already down this morning the second time I check it to write about it. The game is too much fun, and personaly I find it very addictive too.
When the timer starts, each player searches the assortment of letters for words of three letters or more (four or more on the 5×5 board). When you find a word, type it into the blank and press the ENTER key. Words are formed from adjoining letters. Letters must join in the proper sequence to spell a word. They may join horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, to the left, right, or up-and-down. No letter cube, however, may be used more than once within a single word.
The game is contsntly running, so anyone can connect at any time (no need to wait for other players) and there’s a running total on the sidebar of everyone else’s words for the previous round. There are also other boxes near the bottom of the screen with the “words only you found”, “words you missed”, and “words everyone missed” from the last round. The layout of the page is simple, and two types of games are offered – a 4 by 4 grid and a 5 x 5 grid. The backend is written with a combination of Perl and Ajax.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:50 am