Hi All - question without the spiel in bold,
Certain forum dwellers may notice I have popped up a lot recently asking somewhat dumb questions - so sorry for that, I hope to return the favours by the time I've finished my project with things I have learnt.
I am looking at making a 2 player game (simple card game a first, maybe developing into something bigger) and am stuck at how to connect players/users. I have done a bit of a search and found 3 things: Skiller SDK, AndEngine and Google Play Game Service.
Skiller I believe is paid for, so currently on my 'budget' is a no. AndEngine looks thoroughly complex, but may be what I'm after, and the Google Play service looks very promising but I'm not sure what "catches" there are - for starters I think it needs G+ signin? I'm not against it, but was hoping to not limit players to having to have a G+ account (just like the Bitstrips FB limitation).
Does anybody have anything to say about these and/or other methods of connecting players?
A very basic flow of the game will be - Player one plays a card face down and clicks done, player two does the same (this would be preferably simultaneous but doestn need to be) when both are done, cards flip over and both players see both cards. The phases will then continue as such: both players making their 'move' but the opponent cannot see what has been done until both players confirm they are done.
Thanks as always.