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majidarif

Game Server Logic Resources

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Truth is this question is probably not gonna be taken well but I'll take a shot on it.

I have been researching a lot about game network programming there are a lot of books for it. But mostly just implements chat servers or http servers.

I'm looking for a game oriented network programming book/talk or any kind of resource. I have found a lot of talks on youtube, books and articles from amazon and websites like `gafferongames`. But most talks about the theory I have yet to find a resource that actually shows some sample implementation or some pseudo code logic, other give more emphasis on the client, but I only want the server aspect of the development.

This is why I am asking here for resource on server side logic and structure/architecture.

Things I am interested in (How do you?):

  •  Area of Interest
  •  Broadcast
  •  Handle multiple maps on one server
  •  Server side E-C-S (entity system)
  •  Project structure (interpreted lang - py/js)
  •  Why there are frontend and backend servers
  •  How to make frontend communicate with backend servers
  •  Handling areas and movement in areas

Are these game server or game engine?

I am leaning towards TCP, (I have read a lot that lately it is better to use UDP), but I choose to use TCP.

I mostly use python twisted or node.js to do the server side task, I also come from web development (OOP).

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List of (some) of the resource I have already read:

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Here's a link to a book that talks about interest management, time management, movement, and other basics.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0201325578/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0201325578&linkCode=as2&tag=enchage-20&linkId=35ANFSSJFZGH2MUD

It doesn't talk about everything in your list (no single book will) but it's pretty good for the academic fundamentals of distributed simulations like games.
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