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  1. Thanks :)   You have some tutorials or articles related with this ?
  2. Hi guys !   I'm developing a game for Android and I will need a server to handle the multiplayer side but I don't know which option choose. The game is a simple culture game with answers and replies, like 'who wants to be a millionaire' for example, but with 3 users playing agains each other. This is the main concept and now I need to help choosing the method to make this. I will need the server group the users in sets of 3 and handle the response of users and tell to the others if the other user guess the right answer. I think you understand the idea.   I think in NodeJS ... but I don't know if is possible to do this or I have other better options.   Can you help me with ideas and tutorials/articles ?   Best Regards
  3. "I gotta reach the stars, no matter how far they are"
  4. Wrong section. Please move to "Help Wanted". Thanks
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  6. Hello Right now I'm developing a game like Football Manager for Android platform. Can I use real names of competitions, players and teams ? Thanks for your help