Technical Implementation

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Note: This page contains some technical details as they were in an early stage of the game development

Calculations done (on colonies and inventory)

Every other minute

For now calculations take place every other minute. r_nnn below is the ratio on that order setting and ar_nnn in the acyual ratio in the nest (may differ from setting). Using a linear model. This makes one colony "slow to turn" but by using many colonies it gets done faster. Use ar_worker=worker/(worker+warrior) in some formulas instead of r_worker to reflect the actual population.

  • capacity += r_expand * ar_worker * const
  • secret capacity += r_expand * ar_worker * r_secret * const (NOTE: secret is a part of the capacity)
  • workers += if (worker+warrior < capacity) r_breed * r_worker * const
  • warriors += if (worker+warrior < capacity) r_breed * r_warrior * const
  • food += min(capacity, (r_food * ar_worker - level) * (workers+warriors) * const), Gathering and eating, if r_food*ar_worker kept at level or above the food increase, else it decreases. Testing with level = 0.4. NOTE: Food can be negative, to affect how many dies in steps below.

Transform workers to warriors and vice versa

  • if (to many warriors compared to workers) warriors -= const, worker +=const , i.e. if ar_worker > r_worker + 0.01
  • if (to many workers compared to warriors) warriors += const, worker -=const , i.e. if ar_worker < r_worker - 0.01


  • if (food < 0) workers += food*ar_workers, warriors += food*(1-ar_workers)
  • if (workers + warriors < 2) colony is dead


  • food turn bad, slowly decreases? -= const similar to setting 1%?

Decaying both inhabited and not inhabited

  • if (capacity > 10 or not inhabited) capacity slowly decreases -= const similar to setting 1%?
  • if (capacity < 2 and not inhabited) nest is broken and destroyed

Every 10 minutes

  • Animals at colonies eat and destroy.
  • Food in inventory slowly decay.
  • Each warrior in inventory eat 0.01 food (if available), i.e. 0.06 per hour. (Comparison: They eat 0.1 per hour when in the colony)
  • Warriors in inventory without food decrease in number by both by 0.2% and 5 in actual numbers.


  • Server controls what is on the map (the client shall not assume anything)


  • Will have a service (or similar) run once per hour, or so, sending position (web or gcm). The pos is passivly get. I.e. if there is one, read it.

Client <-> Server

  • All actions are asynchronous
  • Send all waiting actions (in client) to one server script using a background thread.
    • The client application holds a list of actions waiting to be performed (with a generated serial id)
    • A json-list with actions
    • All actions have a serial number (unique to user and say 5 min?) and info on what to perform
    • If the action already took place (serial number) just send the updated info (for that action)
    • The server responds with apropriate data on all actions or error messages and also a part with new data (that might have been changed)
    • The client updates data and remove confirmed actions from the list of waiting actions
    • The client sends a new request with waiting actions (including those who where not confirmed)
  • Notification from server if nearby actions take place, the notifications shall contain enough data to update the info in the client (typically attacks)

Occurance of things


  • Amount of animals: Is currently linear to the number of colonies + the number of old energy bars (attracting bears)
  • Have a an (average) lifetime and disappears after that time (no matter if in inventory or on ground)
  • Show up on colonies with notification to owners


  • Pretty evenly distributed on earth
  • Only visible on zoomed in.
  • If dropped, decrease and disappear after some time.
  • Math pattern having a fixed amount of food and a table with the removed ones (and dropped) and let the patters slowly slide/change in some way...
  • Where is it calculated?
    • One table with lat L,LL and long L,LL values showing where it has been added
    • One table with actual food items on the map. When picked up, they spawn after some time, or grow up again.
    • There are fixed areas where the food appear. (Maybe in the future: Over time the internal pos and location is changed. Two overlapping formulas or just one and a fix time when it is changed to the new. Once a week the removed resources are reset and the new ones appear?)