ThinkGeek is picking up the ybox2, and I wanted to do something as a demo for when we launched it (sometime early tomorrow [EDIT: Spoke too soon - should be later this week!).
So, here's a simple Hangman game I hacked together. It uses telnet as a controller, and a subset of words from the Jargon File
as its word list. You connect for one round at a time, and get feedback at the command line as well as the TV screen. There are a few minor bugs (which I hope to fix shortly), but it's generally playable. Let me know what you think!
BTW, I have been tinkering with the ybox2 for a little while now, trying to come up with a multiplayer game that, like Hackish Hangman, can be controlled via telnet -- using Wi-Fi to turn laptops into very expensive wireless controllers. I didn't have a lot of luck allowing multiple simultaneous TCP/IP connections; from reading the code, there seems to be a hard limit of two connections allowed, and I wasn't sure whether that was there for my protection or just someone's moment of "no one will ever need..." billg-itude. Anybody know whether it's as simple as changing the limits in driver_socket.spin, or if doing that will bite me later on?