Hax Nuit is the inspiration for subQuark’s Zombalamba game. it’s a board game we’re working on and making a non-computer thing is a refreshing change of pace (and a nice break from relentless InDesign typesetting, ugh)
but how friggin’ cool is what Graham Mills is doing with Hax Nuit!?!
this is paraphrased from him from the Kitely forum:
“The NPC’s behaviour forms the basis of various epidemiological puzzles. I do find that having a build like Hax Nuit to work from helps me get past the “blank page” block.”
for the lay person, that means ZOMBIES! (not really but kinda close, the CDC did a zombie preparedness page btw) =)
NPCs were my dream for Hax Nuit when i hooked up with Ohn Lang, but she suddenly poofed and was never heard from again (prob my fault, my avatar stinks – never changes her underwear! ewww) =p
thanks Graham for thinking of such a clever project for university students and thanks Keith for bringing this to my attention and the suggested fix for a better performing OAR!
ps – i think i’ve mentioned the origin of the name Hax Nuit and here it is again. it’s a french derivation for the nickname of this abandoned city – Hacker’s Sleepless City (which is what i used to get the Chinese name from Google Translate). the real world inspiration for this build was the Kowloon Walled City which was an unregulated and ungoverned area in Hong Kong. i wanted it to be a literal island for both OpenSim purposes and to convey the feel of the real Kowloon. i also wanted it to feel isolated and distant from any mainland and have been a long ago colony of France (the french colonised lots of the far east but not Hong Kong as far as i know). so Hax is short for hacker (and oddly enough, my name too) and Nuit is frog for night – Hacker’s night – Hax Nuit, which i envision sounds like Hacks Knew It
UPDATE: Dot and the Devokan Trust have Hax Nuit in Kitely!
consider this as official as possible – the Devokan Trust can do anything they like with the Hax Nuit OAR, including commercial use, and they do not need to give attribution