The browser game is called Stardrift Empires Nova.
I'd like to hear suggestions on how to design a game just like this, for my own personal use; maybe share for free with a few friends. It's such a simple concept with no animation, just clicking on pictures basically.
Should I try to search for a generic template similar to this and learn how to modify it? Or should I teach myself a scripting language? I don't know what language is being used for the back end. There's obviously some sort of database, and possibly some PHP scripts to make it work? HTML and CSS is no problem for me, and neither is the artwork. It's just the actual mechanics of getting the game to work. What coding is likely being used?
I just want to modify it and add my own ships, technologies to research, my own artwork, etc. If there was a hack for this it would be pretty awesome but I'm guessing I'm going to have to design my own from the ground up.
Suggestions would be appreciated.