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make game multi player

07-12-2014, 12:03 PM
#1
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 135
make game multi player

How do you make a single device game to multi player?
Also do you need a server for this?
07-12-2014, 07:18 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Planetman View Post
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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07-13-2014, 01:41 AM
#3
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Posts: 135
8

Apple are really annoying for people that need up to 8 players
07-13-2014, 02:42 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Planetman View Post
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.

Please follow me on twitter @JamesDestined I post lots of development from both my game creation and professional development.
Time to measure - Brain challenge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/time...820864672?mt=8
The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8
07-13-2014, 03:08 AM
#5
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 135
smart

Is smartfox the best?
07-13-2014, 03:21 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2013
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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.

Please follow me on twitter @JamesDestined I post lots of development from both my game creation and professional development.
Time to measure - Brain challenge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/time...820864672?mt=8
The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8
07-15-2014, 10:55 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 109
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!