I'm excited to announce that our Java-based desktop game, Just Tactics (http://www.justtactics.com
), is now in public alpha. You can sign up for an account at the website. Clients are available for Windows and 32-bit linux (or 64-bit linux with ia32 compatability packages). When the game is out of alpha, unpaid players will only have access to the default deployment. But, during the alpha, everybody has access to the deployment editor.
There's a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrwLl4fYkug
. We also have a live stream at http://www.twitch.tv/justtactics
Just Tactics is built on a customized version of jMonkeyEngine 3, and uses JRuby extensively for scripting and special effects. I'm also pleased to announce a few useful libraries available on github (https://github.com/HitTheSticks
). These include Sploosh, a 100% Java real time fluid dynamics simulation; and alamode, a flyweight auto-update framework.