I'm working on location-based Android games. My current project is single player, but I intend to make my next project a multiplayer game. My intention is to allow your location to be shared with other players (you can turn this on and off). Can this be done with standard PHP/MySQL? I want to update the player positions once every minute or so.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:25 PM
It can be done, but HTTP is not good protocol for networking games, because running apache and php script is lower than running small C++ program with TCP or UDP sockets. HTTP also has much bigger package overhead than TCP and UDP. TCP still has bigger overhead than UDP.