Shithead…the game of champions…loved by people all over the World…but where can you play the best online shithead game?
Build the Best Online Shithead Card Game
My hope is to build it. Build the best online shithead game in the World. There’s competition, but not much and it would be great to own something that is the best in the World – albeit an online card game – but you’ve got to start somewhere…
I’ve added it to my games sub-domain – you can find it at http://games.paulkerrison.co.uk/shithead
I’ll be following my newly invented Whim Driven Development (WDD) process – which basically means it’ll be cobbled together as and when I get a spare few minutes (which is increasingly rare these days) and my stories will be based upon my whims at the time. But at least there’s a process – with a Trello board to keep a track of the stories (and to make me feel like I’ve achieved something).
I’ll be releasing early and often – so don’t expect it to be super shiny initially – but it’ll hopefully get there in time. Much of the early focus will be on using some technologies I no longer use at work – so I expect progress will be fairly slow as I get to grips with them again..
One of the key things about Shithead is that, as popular as it’s become, everyone plays using slightly different rules. In appreciation of this, I’m going to write it using my version of the rules (“International Standard”) and then also allow customisation so people can set up their own rules, save them and use them if they want.
- International Rules – initially use 2s for reset, 3 for bastard, 9 for lower than and 10 for burn
- Customise game options – so everyone can play using their favourite rules
- Served off Google App Engine (Java)
- Test driven (jUnit – unit and integration tests)
- Quality tracked (SonarQube)
- CI Pipeline (Jenkins on Cloudbees)
- Ideally responsive so can play on mobile devices too
Online Shithead Competition
In terms of the competition – the best ones I could find are shithead-cardgame and playshithead. I think playshithead is the better of the two – offering customisation options and a better graphical experience….so I’ll aim to best shithead-cardgame first of all 🙂 and then look at the other one. At that point, I should have the (unofficially) best online Shithead game!….
…and there will be much rejoicing