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Backend for multiplayer games - avidgamer101 - Nov 8, 2012 02:22 AM

Hey Guys,

Could someone point out a back end guide for creating multiplayer games without using Apples GameCenter SDK. I am a little confused as to how to go about this process, what kind of database to use, security, etc.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
AvidGamer101


RE: Backend for multiplayer games - SethWillits - Nov 11, 2012 10:22 AM

Not every game requires a database server. What do you actually need to accomplish?


RE: Backend for multiplayer games - avidgamer101 - Nov 13, 2012 02:08 PM

just some basic data checking, and user matching.


RE: Backend for multiplayer games - SethWillits - Nov 14, 2012 10:54 AM

"Basic data checking" is a bit vague, but Game Center can do user matching, and then you don't need a backend. GC also has some "basic data" capabilities (leaderboards, achievements) which perhaps is all you want.


RE: Backend for multiplayer games - NikG - Jan 2, 2013 12:37 AM

Trying to build such a system from the ground up is overkill.
Using something else that most users are not familiar with will not go so well.

I'd advise to go with GameCenter to begin with and if the need arises then try to look for/make something else. Smile


RE: Backend for multiplayer games - aukStudios - Jan 5, 2013 09:35 AM

I would agree that GameCenter would be the best option to start with. Another option out there that I recently heard about is called Game Minion (http://gameminion.com/), but I haven't tried it myself yet.

- Andrew