Space Nerds In Space Warp Gate Experiments
August 31, 2015 — Space Nerds in Space consists of a server process, which simulates the goings on in a solar system with various planets, asteroids, spaceships, and so on, and a number of client processes which players use to interact with this simulated solar system. There’s a limit to how much stuff you can cram into this server process. It occurred to me that if there were multiple server processes potentially running on multiple computers and if players could travel between those servers, that limit might be considerably extended. So I’ve begun some experiments to see whether I can put together such a system. So far so good, though there’s still a long way to go.