Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Getting closer to "seeing other players" in multiplayer game through Nextpeer

Have been working on improving my game with Nextpeer, and the most important feature I like to have, is to be able to "see other players". As shown in the sample screen below, the player can see the status of all other players, making the game more interesting and challenging.

One of the trouble I have is, although I was broadcasting data to the other players, I wasn't able to receive anything at all. Thanks to help from the Nextpeer support guys Alexander Mussafi and others, finally got it working by replacing the calls in AppDelegate to as below, and that solves the problem.
[Nextpeer initializeWithProductKey:NextPeerKey
                              andDelegates:[NPDelegatesContainer containerWithNextpeerDelegate:self

What? You game still doesn't have multiplayer capability?! Give Nextpeer a try, you will be surprised how easy it is, and it's free! Plus, with the excellent service from their support guys, any problem of yours will be easily solved in no time! Honestly, I spent a lot more time getting the painful AV Foundation Framework to function properly than adding multiplayer capability to my game. 

One major problem solved, now back to the next one in the long list...

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