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Old 07-12-2014, 01:03 PM
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How do you make a single device game to multi player?
Also do you need a server for this?
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:18 PM
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How do you make a single device game to multi player?
Also do you need a server for this?
This depends on your game, if it is cross platform etc.

For example gamecenter has some limited turn based multiplayer functionality.

However for a full multi player experience you will need a server if the game is complex (in terms of what is being communicated and to how many people it is being communicated too).
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:41 AM
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Apple are really annoying for people that need up to 8 players
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:42 AM
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Apple are really annoying for people that need up to 8 players
Generally you are going to want to use a server when you get to that number of players anyway. Gamecenter isn't designed to handle large scale multiplayer. It is designed for a few people to connect devices and then shovel the networking information to every client. This is all good for a small number of devices but as it grows the amount of data increases quickly to unmanageable without a server to distribute it in an intelligent way.
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:08 AM
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Is smartfox the best?
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:21 AM
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I have heard good things about photon

https://www.exitgames.com/en/OnPremise

But normally best would be a subjective thing.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:55 PM
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Photon Cloud is great, easy to use and works with Unity3D.
I'm using it for my air combat game:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=244198767

Cheers!
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