|John Beers 52d8a5238e|
Mǽrstánas is a free libre open source abstract strategy game. Gameplay involves players alternately placing stones within the squares of a 7x7 grid with the goal of creating connection points between their own pieces. Scoring is based on the number of these connections.
Mǽrstánas means boundary stones in Anglo-Saxon (Old English).
The original goals of this project were simple. I wanted to improve my ability to code in Python by building a game. Since then, Mǽrstánas has evolved from a terminal app to being implemented in Pygame. As I've gotten more involved with web development, I've rewritten the game as a Flask app, which is currently playable on Fly.io, and a Django version with multiplayer functionality is in the works.
As the Pygame version is no longer the focus, the branches of this repo are being reconfigured accordingly.
The new / current focus of this project is to:
- improve the responsiveness / speed of the game
- incorporate additional features based on more recent ruleset versions
- grow the player base and gain user feedback
- test out ideas to be incorporated into the Django version