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Re: Possible Idea For a Sem Web Based Game?

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 02:58:28 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=gfZ5fKX3ecz_dQwTbaPO0as2ydPSv8WuynL0B@mail.gmail.com>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: Joshua Shinavier <josh@fortytwo.net>, mike amundsen <mamund@yahoo.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On 21 November 2010 18:12, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:43:34 +0800
> Joshua Shinavier <josh@fortytwo.net> wrote:
>> 1) a "node" should not be *only* a location, but should also include a
>> game-specific context. E.g. instead of a node for "London", have a
>> node for "running from zombies in London", with a geo:location link to
>> the DBpedia resource for London.
> Yep, that's certainly the idea. A node is equivalent to a page in the
> CYOA books; not just a physical location. A node may in fact describe a
> long journey and so describe many locations.
> The fact that my test nodes correspond with locations is entirely a
> consequence of the lack of effort and imagination I put into them.

Real world locations might be the way forward.


Is this linked data done right?

>> 2) give nodes opaque URIs, so that if you're "playing" the game in a
>> generic browser like Tabulator which reveals the URIs, it doesn't ruin
>> the surprise.  E.g. <node2> instead of <eaten-by-a-grue>. For the same
>> reason, it might be best to have one node per document, rather than
>> several nodes in the same document
> Certainly - you don't want to give away a surprise twist in a URI.
> But also maybe the game client could help obfuscate the node URIs a
> little. e.g. instead of ?Node=<uri> use ?Node=<base64-uri> in links.
>> Here's the beginning of a game which links (by way of another node)
>> into Toby's examples:
>>     http://fortytwo.net/2010/11/game/wowbagger1
> Yay!
> --
> Toby A Inkster
> <mailto:mail@tobyinkster.co.uk>
> <http://tobyinkster.co.uk>
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