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Codepunk 038 Android Netrunner, Jinteki, and Clojure

by Bill Ahern on tags: Codepunk, clojure, lisp, android netrunner, netrunner, jinteki
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With the recent announcement that Fantasy Flight Games will no longer produce Android: Netrunner cards, Michael and I take a look back at the cyberpunk card game, its gameplay, its universe, and how we felt about the game as a whole. We also talk about the online version--Jinteki--an open source implementation of the game and rules that helps new players get their feet wet. Lastly, we discuss Jinteki's usage of Clojure--a LISP language--as their language of choice for building the game, and how that choice contains a certain poetry when discussing cyberpunk and artificial intelligence.