I have almost finished work on a little component called LOCOMA which is short for Local Connection Manager. Eric Dolecki somewhat inspired me by his post on Flashcoders where he asked if it possible to use localConnection between more that just two clips. This reminded me of an old project of mine where I used this technique for my Google search engine.
I took the original concept a step further and I think that I came up with something quite cute. At the moment all you have to do is to drag the component onto any swf that you want to communicate and it will be able to talk to all the other swfs around and get their messages. There is no limit on the amount of clips (well, perhaps there is a CPU limit). You are able to call any method in any of the other clips as long as you know the path to the object which contains the method. You can send messages to a subselection of the clips and you can ignore messages from certain clips. I guess LOCOMA 1.0 should be ready in one or two days. I still have to work on the cross-domain stuff.
But here is the demo. To have fun click on the link 2 or more times, so you get more instances. If you select 1 or more names from the list you can send commands or messages to only the selected names. You will have to change "generic" to something like "John", "Moira" or "Willy", because a message goes out to all clips with the same name. Oh and please do not look at the graphics - this is pure geekware.