Android:Netrunner

The Android: Netrunner Box Art

Android:Netrunner (ANR) was a Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games. It’s a re-implementation of the Netrunner CCG from 1996, with a few small but important mechanic changes.

I developed the first client to play Android: Netrunner online on OCTGN

Development History

In July 2012 I forked my Netrunner CCG game definition and re-implemented for ANR and since August 2012, people have been able to play this game online on OCTGN. This happened in fact, slightly before the game was released to the market, as the card spoilers and scans were already available and I used that to create the core set.

Around September, I also implemented statistics gathering for games played online, which recorded about ~10.000 games played each month (and growing) and was frequently used by the ANR community to compile data about the status of the game and its balance.

Around 2015, Jinteki.net had achieved feature parity with my OCTGN implementation, and its browser implementation won over the windows-only executable of OCTGN. As such the community moved to Jinteki.net practically overnight.

I kept up maintenance of A:NR for 1 year more but eventually I got burnout from working constantly on Doomtown:Reloaded. With its cancellation and as the community which was still using A:NR on OCTGN was a shadow of its former self, I decided to throw in the towel and stopped development.

It took me 5 years before I could return to card game development, this time fully under my control with the Card Game Framework