Hi guys, I am following up on the original idea from here. I wrote a post about this here. To recap, here are the details:
This is a game of Football (soccer only for the north american continent) where people can take control remotely of a micro biped robot through internet and move it around in the field and kick the ball trying to score. There will be 3 robots in a team, the players will see a bird view of the field to be able to control their robots. The players will also be able to control the robot's speaker and the color of their eyes to express their feelings during the game.
Kick Off. The referee throws a coin in the field to chose which team gets the kick off. Each team will have one robot positioned on the middle of the semi-circle on his half of the field, one robot as a goal keeper placed in the middle of the goal area and the other robot on one of the corners of the penalty box (the large rectangle). After the game start signal, the robot that has the kick off will start to move towards the ball to kick it. All other robots are not allowed to move until the ball has been kicked.
Corner. Since the field has sides, the game will be paused in the situation where the ball gets stuck in the corner, the player that touches to the ball first will have the kick. If the ball was in the player's corner, the player will be placed towards the oposing team goal and the ball will be palced in the front of it for the kick. If the ball was in the oposing team's corner, the player will be placed facing the middle of the penalty area and the ball will be placed in the front of it for the kick. All players can move their robots in the desired place waiting for the kick. The referee will wait for all robots to stop in their possitions. After the referee signal, the player can kick the ball.
Faults. If a robot throws another robot on the ground, the game gets paused and the robot on the ground is set back on it's feet and gets the ball for an indirect kick. If such a fault happened in the Penalty area, there will be a penalty kick from the penalty spot, with the goal keeper placed in the middle of the goal line.
The goal keeper is not allowed to get out of the penalty box. There is no Off Side or Out in this game. The ball is allowed to bounce off the wall and enter the goal and it is considered a valid goal. A goal is considered valid if the ball passes completely the goal line. After the break, the teams exchange filed halfs.
These are the basic rules of the game. Other stuff that affects the game play should be discussed here so that Greg can add that functionality to his MRL.
At the moment I am using a TV remote control to refine the robot's movement so it is easy controlable to get to the ball and kick it. I'll post a video as soon as I have that done.
Thank you Greg for your efforts in making this game happening!
Gabriel, a.k.a. Ro-Bot-X