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Writing a Highly Scalable, Server-Authoritative Game – Part 4

by | November 30, 2016

In the previous articles, we discussed the benefits of server authoritative design, and minimizing network and hardware IO to enable your game to scale effectively to many millions of players. Now, let’s take a look at how you make sure you’ve done all of that correctly. It’s test time!... ...

Writing a Highly Scalable, Server-Authoritative Game – Part 3

by | November 16, 2016

In the previous instalment of the ‘writing a highly scalable, server-authoritative game’ series, we looked at optimizing client-server communication, and ensuring your communications won’t prevent scaling of your game to millions of players. Now, let’s look at some server-side techniques for ensuring that your code won’t become a bottleneck... ...

PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator: How to Keep up with the Kardashians

by | November 3, 2016

  PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator, developed by Montreal-based Outerminds, is the latest game created in collaboration with the world’s most famous Swedish YouTuber, media brand Revelmode, and GameSparks, which upon launch sent the internet berserk – going on to smash the seven day install record for a celebrity branded mobile... ...

Tips for Writing a Highly Scalable, Server-Authoritative Game – Part 2

by | October 25, 2016

In the previous post, we explored how building a server authoritative game can offer huge advantages to developers, including quick and easy control over in-game functionality, fraud and cheat detection/prevention, and providing reliability and consistency between connected peers.  We also saw how using an authoritative server can help you... ...

GameSparks Launches Real-Time Services for Unity and C++

by | October 20, 2016

  The GameSparks platform has long offered an arsenal of social and multiplayer tools to developers, seeing them add deeply collaborative and competitive elements to their PC, console and mobile games, all without having to dedicate a huge amount of time and talent to set up and maintain their... ...

Introducing MongoDB 3.2 Update for Live Environment

by | October 17, 2016

As part of our commitment to continually improving the stability, scalability and functionality of the GameSparks platform, and following the successful deployment of MongoDB 3.2 to our Preview environment,we are very pleased to announce the upgrade of our Live environment to use MongoDB 3.2. The upgrade to MongoDB 3.2 contains... ...

Tips for Writing a Highly Scalable, Server-Authoritative Game – Part 1

by | October 13, 2016

Using the GameSparks platform when writing your next chart-topping game offers plenty of advantages – off-the-shelf functionality such as social network integration, leaderboards, virtual goods, in-game currencies, matchmaking, challenges, etc.   Apart from being able to leverage all this off-the-shelf functionality, GameSparks offers you the opportunity to write a... ...

Top 10 Real-Time Multiplayer Games on Mobile

by | October 13, 2016

We’re obsessed by the advances in technology that have made Real-Time Multiplayer games on mobile what they are today. The many variables that developers can’t control and yet still have to accommodate for, such as where a player is, what online connection they’re using and so on, makes developing... ...

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