Posted on: 2011-04-13 15:30:16.000Well, I did a tiny bit more today. I extended the world view portal two tiles vertically, so you can see a bit more. I also set up three panels (left, right, and bottom) in the CSS where information about the world can be displayed.
Finally, I added the very first persistent data about the world. Each time the user moves or refreshes the page, the "Turn" counter increments by 1. This will eventually mean something.
My plan is to make the game accessible by anyone at first, with no separate data for different user accounts. When the game becomes fun enough to actually be a game, I'll make it multi-player, so each OSY user has a separate island on the larger world, and can eventually visit other islands.