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“My turn to play MySQL”

By Carsten | August 28, 2008

[Update: A couple of people have told me they really like "your game". I am not the creator of this game; I merely point to it. To my knowledge, I don't know any of the people involved in creating it.]

“The ATTACK query is an undocumented feature of the development branch of MySQL…”

With the popularity of MySQL I guess it was just a question of time before someone came up with a game not just based on MySQL, but also with the theme of MySQL. In the words of the website…

Are you tired of browser-based games that are thinly veiled interfaces for databases? Finally, there’s a game that just is a database!

THRILL as you insert your very own row in the “rows” table!

With careful selection of SQL queries, you will soon have three or even four-digit numbers in some of the fields in your row! Other queries may allow you to use those numbers to subtract numbers from rows entered by other players — all while pushing the numbers in your own row even higher!

Not much else to say about it. Go try for yourself!

Topics: MySQL, Pop Quiz |

3 Responses to ““My turn to play MySQL””

  1. pedro Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve discovered the game a few days ago and i am totally in!!! i will conquer the table!! hehehe
    (shard 3 rocks! ;))

  2. Bill Karwin Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    LOL! It’s not exactly the first game based on an RDBMS. I developed a card game in 1997 based on InterBase. We gave them away as booth schwag at the Borland Developer’s Conference.

    In my game, each player uses cards to insert or delete rows in a database, hoping he can commit a set of rows that satisfy his win conditions, but without allowing other players to satisfy their win conditions first.

    Someday I should upload the game to my website under a Creative Commons license! :-)

  3. Log Buffer #112: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs Says:
    August 29th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

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