O'Reilly logo

Going to War: Creating Computer War Games by Jason Darby

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Space Wars

Space war games are those games that are played in space. This doesn’t mean you cannot have a science fiction based war game on earth or any other planet. For this grouping, we are primarily looking at ideas for a war game played in the depths of space because the general war game engine and concepts apply in space too.

Some technology and other ideas follow:

  • Ship Types: Space games can contain all manner of ships, straight from your own imagination. Ships could range from large space battleships to small transport shuttles. The larger the ship, the more weapons and shields it has available.

  • Black Holes: Black holes could provide an area of the map that cannot be moved upon, very much like a mountain or water terrain tile.

  • Worm Holes: ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required