I've put back the description of what it is since I've already posted this in area51 but it turns out not the right place. This is a working in progress side project which I've just finished adding authentication support for both v3.0.x and v3.1 beta 4 . As soon as I've fixed all few minor issues, I'll be ready to roll out the demo and documention along how to install and configure the game.
To those who have looked for similar type of game but have found none. It may exist but free, I doubt. Actually, there is hope. Please read on!
Would it be something that will be big interest to the phpbb3 community to be able to play real time multiplayer texas hold'em and some of its variant (telesina, crazy pineapple, omaha) all in the same package?
Is this possible? Yes, I've already set it up on test vps using latest stable version of phpBB v3.1 beta 4.
Let me give more details of what it is?
It's a whole full kit that everyone which as basic linux knowledgeable can install and configure on its own vps or dedicated server. Though the code is in Java, it can be installed on a Windows machine. Some minimum of specification of the vps is required though. It has a full game server, HTML5 game client and a board service to bridge with phpbb3 forum software.
1. Cubeia server/client open source AGPL3 licence. Everything is written in Java.
The poker game logic is written by Cubeia but is an open source under AGPL3 licence. That poker engine has been tested on live site which makes it rock solid enough to install the game fun for forum.
There is also an admin console which allows you to configure tables, timings and poker type.
There is also an account manager console which allows you to transfer money to forum members if they ever run out of cash. This has to be done manually by the admin.
2. Board-Service (This is my side project which is an external module which bridges Cubeia's poker game to any forum software providing you add code to support it). This is also written in Java.
A board service has been already written to handle authentication to the game using phpbb3 authentication mechanism to authenticate members to the game. The board service has the intelligence to map forum user id with Cubeia'sgame server cash account id so that the next time he replays the game, his/her own cash balance is preserved.
3. An installed site with PhpBB3 forum software v3.0.x or v3.1.x
So there is no cost involved. Everything is free if you abide to AGPL3 licence.
About security issues, everything is secure since everything get installed on your own site using your own root and database credentials . Thus, the game configuration is completely private. The poker game is using phpBB3's authentication which is blowfish crypting in v3.1 to allow access to the game. You will be only able to log in to the game client using the same credentials as you will log in to your forum site. Any password change is reflected instantly.
As this is a separate web application but uses phpBB3 authentication, I hope it's allowed to post the DEV topic here.
IMO members of community who like poker will feel like right home. So what do you think?
If you have more questions, I'll be glad to answer. I'll try to post some screen shots soon.
Boardservice is now open source: Download at : https://github.com/LuckyRiver/Boardservice
For instructions how to install it , please visit: http://boardservice.org/community
Test account sign up on http://boardservice.org/phpBB3
where phpBB3 v3 RC4 is installed.
Poker game which uses boardservice open source GPLv2 licence and runs integrated with phpBB3 v3.1 RC4: