From Seo Wiki - Search Engine Optimization and Programming Languages
|Stable release||TBA / TBA</td></tr>|
|Preview release||0.4.0.0 / February 16, 2009</td></tr>|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows</td></tr>|
|Type||Online Collectible Card Game</td></tr>|
OCTGN which stands for "Online Card and Tabletop Gaming Network" is a family of computer programs used to play collectible card games over the internet. The programs allow its users to create and share sets and modules for any card game they wish to play. Both the original version of OCTGN and the new OCTGN 2 currently in development come with a built-in deck editor.
The original version of OCTGN is windows only application originally designed to play Magic the Gathering over the internet. Over time it has been adapted to allow other games to be played over it as well. The application includes the card playing client which allows the user to both host games or join existing servers, a deck editor and collection manager and a bundled IRC chat client enhanced with a feature to help connect to public servers.
The development has been discontinued in favor of the new OCTGN 2 version.
In early 2006 the development of a new version started. The goal was to shed the game-specific legacies that still lingered in the original version and also remedy other criticized points like the unconventional user interface. OCTGN 2 is developed on the .NET 3.5 platform and employs the windows presentation framework for it's graphical user interface. The design is completely game neutral and provides a custom XML schemata for the creation of game modules. On Silvester 2007 a first alpha version was released that allowed the card game "Blue Moon" to be played online. A second milestone was reached on September 28th 2008 with the release of a second alpha version now open to play any card game the users would create. Since then the software has been steadily improved with additional functionality and bug fixes largely based on user feedback.
Games, Sets and Decks
For legal reasons OCTGN does not come with any games included. Instead players create and share them through their personal websites, chat rooms or file hosting websites such as Filebeam. A game is divided into three different file types:
The following card games are currently know to be implemented on OCTGN 2: