Neutron Toolset To Bring Social Features To Multiplayer Games To iPhone

Exit Games recently announced that Neutron, their cross-platform toolset for multiplayer games, is now available for iPhone developers. The Toolset allows devs to integrate online multiplayer and social gaming features into their games. To utilize Neutron, devs will need to license it specifically for their project. It is hoped that the new toolset will mean we’ll see some cool new games with lots of social features in the App Store.

The company says that features could include:

  • Community – asynchronous interaction of a large community of players
  • Multi-Platform Connectivity – mobile-to-mobile, mobile-to-PC, and PC-to-PC multiplayer gaming
  • Asset Upload & Download – flexible download and integration of game assets into running application
  • Tournament Management – flexible tournament management with in-game news ticket and national leaderboards
  • Shadow Racing – competition against opponent’s top races
  • Turn-Based Gameplay – direct interaction of two or more players in alternate rounds
  • Connected Highscore – global high score list and own personal rank
  • Cross-Game Concept – assets carrying over from one game to another
  • Simultaneous Movement – near realtime multiplayer head-to-head competitions
  • In-Game Chat – instant peer-to-peer messaging within the game
  • Skillbased Matchmaking – matches opponents with equivalent skills, based on establishing ranking system (ELO league system)

[via IGN]

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