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Author Topic: PMOG - Passively Multiplayer Online Game  (Read 4159 times)

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PMOG - Passively Multiplayer Online Game
« on: December 31, 2008, 05:34:41 PM »
At first I didn't what exactly was going on here, but as far as I can figure, the recipe goes something like:

-Somewhat equal parts Digg and StumbleUpon
-Some Facebook/MySpace-style socializing
-Activate with a Firefox plugin
-Season with a little Steampunk mystique...

Voila'!
You got yourself a funky little game that runs on surfing.

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PMOG is the Passively Multiplayer Online Game, a free game you play in your web browser.

Install PMOG and surf the sites you normally would. You'll find mines that make your browser shake as well as gifts from other players. You'll take missions around the web, and jaunt from website to website.

With PMOG, the whole web is a game!


Here's a little more about how it works:

First, you sign up and download the Firefox plugin (no IE, sorry).
Then, go to the PMOG home page where you learn about the characters, associations, histories and gameplay.
Now the real fun begins by going on "Missions" which are actually guided tours to members' favorite sites based on particular themes, like say, "Classic Television" or "Funny Animals".
Along the way you earn currency with which you can buy things from the shoppe like Mines, Crates, and Armor.
You also earn experience to level up and your activities determine which "Association" you belong to.
As you surf with the plugin activated, you can lay mines which will explode when another PMOG'er stops by (making the browser window shake if the plugin is running), or leave a crate of goodies on your own site or Mission to reward them for visiting.

There's a ton of other fun stuff you can do and explore, I've barely scratched the surface.
If nothing else, this is a sure-fire way to liven up a late-night session of random surfing while learning about sites you'd never find otherwise.

Have fun!

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« Last Edit: December 31, 2008, 05:37:09 PM by Edvard »

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Re: PMOG - Passively Multiplayer Online Game
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 03:11:09 AM »
Someone made up a mission in that game that involved visiting websites containing productivity software some months back and I got hit with a lot of traffic from PMOG players.

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Re: PMOG - Passively Multiplayer Online Game
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 10:51:11 AM »
See? It works!
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Re: PMOG - Passively Multiplayer Online Game
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 11:06:30 AM »
From the thread title, I thought this would be something like IdleRPG - whereas it actually sounds like this game requires a bit of interaction  :P
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Re: PMOG - Passively Multiplayer Online Game
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 01:27:46 PM »
From the thread title, I thought this would be something like IdleRPG - whereas it actually sounds like this game requires a bit of interaction  :P

Yep, I've found that some players actually don't like to do missions, they just hang out in the chat server, Mine each other in the forums, etc.

I've been thinking about turning one of Ehtyar's newsletters into a Mission and see how it goes.
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Re: PMOG - Passively Multiplayer Online Game
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 08:30:47 PM »
Aaaargh! Another instance of someone else following thru on an idea I had. LOL
Well, someday...
meanwhile it seems like it should be fun
It is what it is.