Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SixDegreeSteam Finished

After about 3 months of development, SixDegreeSteam has reached the final steps in the launch process. The database has been set up, the crawler has been completed, and the folks at Valve have been sent "please let me borrow your bandwidth" cookies. Everything is pumped and primed. However, the project has not yet been released on the community. Why? Because Valve has not yet agreed. As soon as the green flag is given, the experiment will begin full-force.

As a side note, a previous article I posted about how SDS would acquire information is wrong. Actually working on the program and digging through the Steam Community site has enlightened me a little more about the crawling process. The article will be corrected as soon as I have time.

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