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Sharing user created levels?

06-14-2010, 04:56 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 33
Sharing user created levels?

Hi guys

Just after some info... I'd like to add the ability for players to create and upload their own levels for my game. The level editor will be in-game and produce XML files for the levels.

Anyone have any experience/info as to how/where I could go about uploading a level and letting other people get it?

Thanks!!
Adam
06-15-2010, 04:22 PM
#2
Hey,

I'd also be interested in knowing about how dev's do this. I'm thinking right now that the only way is to host it on one of your own servers? Unless there are any platforms that include this sort of feature?

But yeah it would be a really useful thing to find out!

My Released Games:
GeoVertex - Game Creator!
FairyTwists Hydron Flux
Elemental Defense - Previously featured in 'New and Noteworthy' and 'Whats hot'
Twitter: @RelicaGames

Last edited by touchDev192; 06-15-2010 at 04:26 PM.

06-15-2010, 04:29 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 233
ask the guys at illusion labs i guess?
their level sharing is top notch
06-15-2010, 07:01 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,770
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You'll need to create a PHP page for you to upload the file, and one for getting the file.

You'll also need to have a domain.
06-16-2010, 02:16 AM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 741
It would be worth looking at something like Google app engine. The cool thing about it is that it would cost nothing unless you had a huge hit and everyone was using it.

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06-16-2010, 03:59 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 84
Google App Engine FTW. I am already using it for the score system and the replays. I plan on using it again for the user generated content.

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06-16-2010, 04:52 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 33
Great, I'll look into Google App Engine, not got a clue what it is at the moment!

Cheers
06-16-2010, 08:48 AM
#8
ok thanks! that's useful to know, so basically need my own domain, which can support (if needed) large numbers of hits... or using the Google app engine, which I'll have to look into!

My Released Games:
GeoVertex - Game Creator!
FairyTwists Hydron Flux
Elemental Defense - Previously featured in 'New and Noteworthy' and 'Whats hot'
Twitter: @RelicaGames