Party Game, phone as player & controller

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by julianb, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. julianb

    julianb Member

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    Is there an "easy" way to make a game similar to kahoot or the jackbox?


    It does not need to be an online multiplayer, it just have to work on the local network.

    Like this:

    - Start the game host on a computer.
    - go to ipaddress : port on your smartphone (WiFi)
    - enter the game pin and nickname to join

    The webcontroller on the phone will just display different buttons for answering the questions during the gameplay and you get point for correct answers.

    The game itself is easy to make in gamemaker, but I don't know how to make the webcontroller or if it's even possible. Any help is appreciated.
     
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  2. ChessMasterRiley

    ChessMasterRiley Member

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    Yes. Read up on the mplayer functions GM:S 1 and 2 have built in. You would set it up as a local server (computer) with each phone connecting as a client.

    The server would manage the game logic and interface between the clients (phones). The clients (phones) would accept inputs from the players and transmit those inputs to the server (computer).
     

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