Xayaships v0.2.0 Released

UPGRADES

This latest tech demo v0.2.0 upgrades the front end for a much better, friendlier user experience. In particular, the new chat room lets players organise new games and banter between each other.

Playing Xayaships

XayaID (XID)

XID is a secure digital identity and authentication system first developed in 2019 and based on NameID, which was developed in 2013. Unlike some other decentralised digital identity platforms, XID uses human readable Xaya names, e.g. “Alice” or “Bob”, and not long strings of random characters.

XMPP Broadcast

XMPP is a secure, decentralised, open source, and extensible platform for messaging. The Xaya XMPP Broadcast library implements a broadcast method for game channels to facilitate real-time gameplay. It is used for receiving game state data for simple mode clients and for game channel communication between peers.

Improved Game State Processor

Other changes in the Game State Processor (GSP) also help make for a better user experience, e.g. new Xayaships game channels time out so that other players can’t simply join very old game channels, file a dispute, and get an automatic win.

SIMPLE MODE

The Xaya Electrum SPV wallet has also been integrated for a simple mode similar to the simple modes in Soccer Manager Elite and Taurion, where players may not even know that their game is being played on a blockchain. This seamless experience will be an important factor for the broader adoption of Xaya blockchain games and blockchain games in general.

Simple mode wallet in Xayaships
Simple mode architecture with lite clients

GETTING CHI FOR NEW PLAYERS

New players that haven’t played SM Elite or Taurion in simple mode will still need to obtain tiny amounts of CHI to create names and open or join channels. They can get this by either asking an admin or moderator in Xaya’s Discord, or through any other means, such as from friends, exchanges, or signing up for a free SM Elite starter pack.

TRUE BITCOIN ETHOS

True to the open source and freedom ethos of Bitcoin, the Xaya platform and Xayaships are entirely open source and available for anyone to download on GitHub.

PLAY XAYASHIPS

Download the Xayaships tech demo installer here:

The Xayaship leaderboard for competitive players

DEVELOP WITH XAYASHIPS

Xayaships demonstrates some of the most advanced technology in the blockchain and Bitcoin industry. The source code is freely available for anyone to download, compile, change, or simply learn how to have nearly infinitely scalable real-time games with thousands or millions of users.

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