|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Perl and The Lacuna Expanseby nbezzala (Scribe)
|on Aug 24, 2012 at 15:21 UTC||Need Help??|
There is a lot of discussion in the Perl community about how to make Perl more popular.
And there is a place where people are regularly asking questions like, 'Can someone help me install Strawberry Perl?'
I have no involvement in the project. I just play the game. But I wanted to draw the community's attention to new ways in which Perl could be made popular.
The game is written in Perl, yes. But the speciality of the game is that it makes an API available, and there is a Perl client which uses the API. Players of the game are able to do things with Perl scripts that they wouldn't be able to do as easily with the web client.
That is what gives the players an incentive to learn Perl. Or at least to install it and to run scripts written by other players. Most players who play the game for any length of time end up learning to use Perl scripts.
A little about the game (copied from the website)
Play for free on the web or on your iPhone.A few links:
The Lacuna Expanse Home Page
Click Here to Play
The Perl client code
Perl Server code