45 Church Road
Hove, England BN3 2BE

Multi-player online games are no longer the sole domain of big players like Eve, WOW and LindenLabs. Your common or garden Flash developer can now get in on the act too, and we're gonna show you how! Well, we say 'we', we really mean massively multi-talented games guru Iain Lobb. Iain is 'Head of Interactive' at Bloc, a design consultancy that apparently employs '20 full-time ninjas'. So when Iain tells us he knows his daiben*, we don't argue!

Iain will tell you everything you need know to start creating multi-user Flash games: from humble high-scores screen to real-time game-play and persistent worlds. He'll show you design and development lessons learned from real-world projects. Specific topics will include:

  • Choosing a server platform;

  • Sign-up and log-in;

  • Community and chat;

  • Game lobbies and match making;

  • Turn-based vs. realtime gameplay; and;

  • A look at which kinds of games are most suitable for multi-user play.

So, that'll basically be completely brilliant then. Sign up here before we set the ninjas on you!

* - it's Japanese, look it up

Official Website: http://www.flashbrighton.org/wordpress/?p=202

Added by flashbrighton on January 7, 2009



Gah! Just the kind of thing I'm mad about: but I'm stuck up here in the freezing Welsh mountains until the week after.... is anyone - by chance - taking a webcam???


Piggy-backing, but I'm arranging a social for Brighton MMO players a week later - http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1422768/