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Question from dev. to players. What is most important to you in a Multiplayer Game?

View Poll Results: What is most important to you in a Multiplayer Game?
Ranking System and Stat Tracking System 3 9.09%
Unlockable Items (Integrated with the Ranking System) 16 48.48%
Leaderboards / Achievements (Gamecenter) 4 12.12%
Friend Invite System or Partying System 2 6.06%
Social Media Integration (i.e. Facebook/Twitter) 0 0%
Integrated Clans/Teams 2 6.06%
Automated Tournaments 4 12.12%
Other 2 6.06%
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04-22-2011, 12:35 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2010
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Question from dev. to players. What is most important to you in a Multiplayer Game?

We are soon to be announcing our new multiplayer game for iOS, but before we do we would like to hear from the community what they want most in a multiplayer game for the iOS platform? I cannot release details about our game yet (very soon we will) but just please give us general ideas about what is most important to you. What I can tell you is it is NOT a MMO style game, and will featured matches with 4-8 players simultaneously.


Here are some features that are found in many MP games and we want to make sure our focus is where the players want it to be and not necessarily what we think would be most profitable or easiest to integrate (and for simplicity sakes, we want to limit the features to what people will use the most):

- Ranking System and Stat Tracking System
- Unlockable Items (Integrated with the Ranking System)
- Leaderboards / Achievements (Gamecenter)
- Friend Invite System or Partying System
- Social Media Integration (i.e. Facebook/Twitter)
- Integrated Clans/Teams
- Automated Tournaments
- Something else I've missed (please let me know any other ideas that are important to you).


Hopefully with the communities feedback we can make sure our game caters to the players and not just us developers.

Thanks in advance.
Chris
Invulse Games

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04-22-2011, 12:40 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I went leaderboards and achievements but i also would like, Automated Tournaments, Ranking Systems, Unlockable Items, and invite systems.

But mostly in a multiplayer game i expect there to be Game Center integration.

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04-22-2011, 12:43 PM
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I think a tournament with clans/teams would be good since it has never been done before. Plus, tournaments would be cool for whoever wins gets a bonus prize or a secret unlockable
BUT the most important thing for an MP game would be ranking system and unlockable items

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04-22-2011, 12:45 PM
#4
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I really don't think you can call one of these the most important. There's a few of them that are pretty much required if you want a "good" multiplayer game. Rankings, leaderboards, and an invite system/good lobby system makes for a great online game.

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04-22-2011, 12:47 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
I really don't think you can call one of these the most important. There's a few of them that are pretty much required if you want a "good" multiplayer game.
I agree with this 100%! I think the ranking system, friend and party system and game center is required

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04-22-2011, 12:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdragoon19 View Post
I agree with this 100%! I think the ranking system, friend and party system and game center is required
well.... I actually think gameloft live is better for multiplayer but gamecenter is better for achievements and leaderboards.

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04-22-2011, 01:01 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phattestfatty View Post
well.... I actually think gameloft live is better for multiplayer but gamecenter is better for achievements and leaderboards.
Do you mean Gameloft's online servers? Yeah, those are indeed excellent, probably the best servers on the iOS. Gameloft Live is just their friend/achievement system though, but yeah it's a lot more advanced than GC for now.

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04-22-2011, 01:18 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phattestfatty View Post
well.... I actually think gameloft live is better for multiplayer but gamecenter is better for achievements and leaderboards.
Yeh but this dev cant have Gameloft can he?

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04-22-2011, 04:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
Do you mean Gameloft's online servers? Yeah, those are indeed excellent, probably the best servers on the iOS. Gameloft Live is just their friend/achievement system though, but yeah it's a lot more advanced than GC for now.
what you said
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Originally Posted by triggywiggy View Post
Yeh but this dev cant have Gameloft can he?
yea, IK, but if he could set it up similar to gameloft's and use GC only for achievements/leaderboards (IDK if you can).... The online in DA2 is cool, but IDK if it uses GC. If it does, then it is set up awesomely... if it isn't, I suggest copying that style.

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04-22-2011, 05:42 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phattestfatty View Post
what you said

yea, IK, but if he could set it up similar to gameloft's and use GC only for achievements/leaderboards (IDK if you can).... The online in DA2 is cool, but IDK if it uses GC. If it does, then it is set up awesomely... if it isn't, I suggest copying that style.
I would like to know what you think is set up so well in Doodle Army 2's multiplayer?

Our game will feature Game Center integration, but will not be using Game Center's match making system and will instead be using something similar to how most gameloft games works.

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