Braxnet Online

gmod lua mysql php

An online multiplayer game where you play in a small city with other players. Permanent apartments, businesses, vehicles and more.

The game was built in Garry’s Mod using Lua, with a backend of MySQL and PHP. It was mostly built from scratch, with a lot of custom code and features.

Extra features included a web server written with raw sockets and item persistence in the game world.

I spent a lot of time on it (steam says 4000 hours played, other than casual playtime) and it was a great learning experience in game design. Sadly, not many people played it and it was shut down in 2017. A small but dedicated community still exists, and I still get asked about it from time to time.