If you haven’t heard of Huntercoin, and you like games or crypto currency, then you need to find out about it NOW. You can find the official Huntercoin site here:
And the official Huntercoin thread at the Bitcoin Talk forums here:
MithrilMan in the BTF is creating a new client for Huntercoin. It’s not ready quite yet, but I had the chance to test it along with 2 other people. The game client is coming along really well, and is extremely smooth.
We’re running on testnet, so the screenshots don’t show the full main game, but they do show some cool features that you’ll love when its released.
This is the full client running in maximized mode instead of full screen (click to open the full resolution):
There you can see how clicking on a hunter shows the entire team of hunters in the “Target” window. You can click to center on a hunter, or even show the direction that the hunter is traveling in.
The Cell Info window shows a specific hunter, and also the coordinates in the title bar:
It’s likely that there is more functionality yet to be implemented there, e.g. number of coins carried, etc., but so far, it’s coming along very well.
This video by Snailbrain (the Huntercoin creator) shows Mithril Man’s client. In it you can see paths that players are taking.
The chat window is significantly improved. Here’s a shot that shows how you can chat in multiple colours:
When was the last time you chatted with Bitcoin?
By choosing a tab, you can filter chats to show only 1 colour:
In the top left of the screen is a green “radar” screen that plots players on the screen. I’ve highlighted 2 portions to help you see how it works (click to open a larger version):
In there, where you click on the screen moves the radar around with the click-point being the center of the radar. You could use this at the edge of your screen to give you a quick peek at what’s off to the north/south/east/west without having to scroll. A very quick & useful tool.
The floating map lets you monitor another area of the screen, or immediately find the crown. It also has a checkbox that lets you follow the crown as it moves around.
That will certainly make getting the crown a much harder fight. If you’ve been in a fight for the crown, they last HOURS and leave countless destructed and killed hunters all over the map. It’s a non-stop bloodbath, and extremely exhilarating! For example, if 1 HUC is about $1, then owning the crown is worth almost $12,000 a month! (1 block per minute with 0.25 HUC per block.)
The Crown of Fortune is very much worth protecting and fighting for. And Mithril Man’s new floating map and direction finding is going to make future crown battles truly even bloodier!
So, the future of Huntercoin is looking very bright. More development. More tools. More of everything!