Hey guys, this is really just a ‘pitch’ thread, bouncing ideas of you, thinking out loud and so on. So this is not about the Oinc extension directly, it’s more about increasing its use.
Many of you may be familiar with my Oinc Tutorial Videos. They seem to be really helping, I get questions and requests for the third one every single week, which is so great, I’m just happy to help and serve. But here’s the problem with them, it’s often very hard to communicate how to properly construct a complex multiplayer game, in a 15/30 minute video, even if you split the game into parts. The best you can really do is show how a basic movement is created, but there are so many more super exciting topics I’d love to get into, like building servers with Poinc, and creating secure games.
As I’ve been looking at various mediums to help with, people have suggested just writing plain articles or even writing a book on the subject, but each has their own issues.
Here’s an idea then; how about some kind of “Learn Oinc in 6 weeks” online course? Basically, it’s like a college course, there is a rough curriculum which we follow through, learning fun skills for creating multiplayer games that go above and beyond simple movements and chat rooms. How would this be done, well, there are a bunch of great software which allow kind of online meetings, where a lecturer can stream their desktop, their microphone, webcam, powerpoint presentations, all live, and the listeners can type questions directly to them.
So, is that something you guys would be interested in taking part in? There would be two or so meetings a week, where we’d build a game together, learn Python and Poinc and you can get help and advice on your own multiplayer projects. Sounds fun right? Something I’m totally up for organising and hosting throughout the summer.