Entry #2

New to Newgrounds; Multiplayer Programming

2008-07-05 11:31:05 by BigJKO
Updated

First of all, thanks to all the people who voted, played and reviewed Multiplayer Snake. I've had an awesome couple of days playing the game with everyone. And everyone seems positive, despite the numerous bugs I've left in the game.

The biggest complaint I've been getting is the controls and lag. Luckily, their connected. Due to me being an ass at multiplayer programming, some players were experiencing the update messages from the server clogging up their bandwidth, making the player input messages to the server a bit slower. Resulting in everyone looking like shit, ramming their snakes right into themselves, walls and whatnot. At first, I thought everyone just really sucked at my game, because I don't experience that lag.

So, that'll be optimized tomorrow, and hopefully everything is still working and I can release an update then or the day after.

Another thing, is a question. I'm pretty new to all this here, on Newgrounds. What happens now, now that my game "survived" the judging process? It's pretty much vanished anyway, so it's not really going to get any more players from now on. Or is there a queue for which games appear on, say.. the Multiplayer games front page, where potential players might actually see it?

Cheers everyone,
Jon


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the1stguy1the1stguy1

2008-07-31 00:25:26

aww no one is on :(

whats up w/ v.1.03 or whatever anyways?... it doesnt work