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Developing Turn-Based Multiplayer Games

with GameMaker Studio 2 and NodeJS

Authors: Rajiv, Yadu

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  • Covers the new networking features of GameMaker Studio 2
  • Includes GameMaker Studio 2 and NodeJS integration
  • Develops a complete game from scratch
  • Includes tips on server security and cross-platform development
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About this book

Create your first turn-based multiplayer game using GameMaker Studio 2’s built-in networking functions as well as using a simple NodeJS server. This book introduces you to the complexities of network programming and communication, where the focus will be on building the game from the ground up. You will start with a brief introduction to GameMaker Studio 2 and GML coding before diving into the essential principles of game design. 
Following this, you will go through an introductory section on NodeJS where you will learn how to create a server and send and receive data from it as well as integrating it with GameMaker Studio. You will then apply multiplayer gaming logic to your server and unlock multiplayer game features such as locating a player, syncing their data, and recording their session.  
What You Will Learn

  • Discover the architecture of GameMaker Studio 2 
  • Add new features to your game with NodeJS modules
  • Integrate GameMaker Studio 2 with NodeJS 
  • Master GameMaker Studio 2's built-in networking functions

  • Who This Book Is For
    GameMaker Studio users who want to understand how the networking components of GMS 2 work. Basic JavaScript knowledge is required.

    About the authors

    Yadu Rajiv is a game designer, developer, a curator and evangelist for independent games. In 2011, he co-founded Hashstash Studios, where he designed and developed multiple games. He teaches user experience design, game design and game development at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India. He has been building and supporting game-design and development communities since 2008 and is currently working on Gamedev. Yadu writes about game design, game UX and development on Twitter under his handle, @yadurajiv as well as on his blog.

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    eBook $24.99
    price for USA (gross)
    • ISBN 978-1-4842-3861-5
    • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
    • Included format: PDF, EPUB
    • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
    • Immediate eBook download after purchase
    Softcover $32.99
    price for USA
    • ISBN 978-1-4842-3860-8
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Developing Turn-Based Multiplayer Games
    Book Subtitle
    with GameMaker Studio 2 and NodeJS
    Authors
    Copyright
    2018
    Publisher
    Apress
    Copyright Holder
    Yadu Rajiv
    Distribution Rights
    Standard Apress
    eBook ISBN
    978-1-4842-3861-5
    DOI
    10.1007/978-1-4842-3861-5
    Softcover ISBN
    978-1-4842-3860-8
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XV, 206
    Number of Illustrations
    30 b/w illustrations
    Topics