Well, the whole trying to run this through BoardGameGeek thing didn't work very well - it's down at the moment :-(
So I'll do it here instead. The first version of the Sumeria computer game is now available (ish!) on my website: Sumeria computer game with any luck if you download that MSI file and then run it, it will install Sumeria on your computer.
First a few provisos. This is a very early version to get some feedback about the user interface - very little actually works yet. What does work:
- You can install it
- You can start a new game from the Game menu
- You can choose the number of players, their names and the colours they play.
- You can highlight a state by moving the mouse over its tile
- You can set up the game by seeding the board with the appropriate number of traders.
What doesn't work? Anything else! Most notably you can't play the game. There's no AI and you can't get the game to work across the internet with remote players - it's three or four humans around the one computer.
The next release will incorporate feedback on this one and allow you to play the game on a single machine with no AI.
I'd really appreciate any feedback you have on what I've done so far - in the comments here for until BGG is back up.