Netpigs is free, anyone can access it via a standard web browser and play anytime 7 days 7, 24 hours a day.
The only requirement is the respect of rules of the game.
Francesco Pampaloni, Firenze (IT), 11 April 1979.
I developed Netpigs for fun and to provide a free resource that (in the days when I had the idea) was not in the network: I was inspired by the classic game "Risk" (trying to keep the necessary distance for not run into copyright issues) in order to create a game version that does not require to stay connected all the time
Rankings, tournaments, HOF, heralds and the many functions are often developed on the request of the players, and I always try to develop it under certain minimum standards of "usability".
The developement work is voluntary, there are no sponsors: the only possible revenue is the user donations, and for now it just covers the cost of the server.
I developed Netpigs with the support of two assistants (for free, of course): Francesco (Keis) who made all the drawings, and Matteo Molinaro (Saiborg) as technical support and developer of some functions
I took advantage of some free resources available on the web:
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