What is Realm Of Empires?

Before sharing my experience of building Realm Of Empires, let me tell you what it is first! :)

RealmOfEmpires.com is a medieval-themed Massively Multiplayer Online Real-Time Strategy Game (MMORTG), what an acronym eh?! :)

Its very simple really, you take control of a small village which you slowly grow into a large town.

You slowly recruit an army, and eventually, expand your empire by conquering neighboring villages.

When I say slowly, I mean slooooowly :) The game is specifically designed not to rule your life but to offer you a 15 minute per day distraction from the boring aspects of life. So the idea is that you grow your empire over many weeks and months.

But, this is probably the most boring part of the game - the real rush is engaging in diplomacy and wars which could literally result in being wiped out of the face of the realm! Planning huge wars, days, even weeks in advance with and against real people does not even compare to playing against a computer controlled AI characters!

You also join (or form and lead) clans (grouping of players) and you work together as nations - together with real players.

In reality, Realm Of Empires is a simulation of life. I have been playing such games for good few years now, and I learn something new everyday. Frankly, I wish Obama & McCain would be forced to play such a game and be judged by it! :)

The game is designed to be simple, easy to learn so that you can focus on interesting parts like interacting with other players - either peacefully solving disputes or....or, not so peacefully! ;)

To this end, we've spent significant effort to create a good tutorial. Not sure if we were successful - would love to hear your comments.
So there you go, Realm Of Empires in a nutshell. Are you playing realm of empires? Tell me what YOU find most fun

Why 'Bubaribaman'

OK, so now that I know how this crazy blogging software works, I am dying to tell you why 'Bubaribaman'

OK, so, back in University of Waterloo,
back in days it took good few minutes to download just one victoria secret page, my comrades and I found a ingenious method of communication - why remember all the words when you can instead use the all defining term 'bubariba'.

So instead of, 'pass me a beer', just say 'pass me the bubariba'. Instead of pass me a cigarettes, pass me the bubaribas, instead of ... you get the idea. Cause honestly, isn't hand gesture enough?

So there you go. Since then I patented the allias Bubaribaman. My comrades had to settle for far geekier names.

Hello world!

This is bubaribaman, the creator of a Facebook game RealmOfEmpires.com... ok, ok bubariman man is just the codename (will explain where that come from one of these days).

I started this blog to share my experience with creating a Massively Multiplayer Online Real-Time Strategy game and building and leading a team to make it happen.

I wish I could say I 'willed' the game in to existence but that would be a bit of an understatement ;)

More on this soon, for now, just wanted to say hi (and find out how this crazy blogging software works)