Cross Platform and Multiplayer Programming

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    Cross Platform and Multiplayer Programming

    I am wondering how difficult it will be for an idividual of above average programming skills to make a small multiplayer game for Xbox Live AND PC? Also, is it significantly more difficult to make a multiplayer game than a single player game?

    The game would consist of a tutorial mode and multiplayer mode. There is no real campaign/single player, although a user can play multiplayer against bots.

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    single individual?
    uh.. difficulty can probably depend how simple a game u thinking but sure take awhile for any
    AND xbox live? microsoft start allowing homebrew apps? last i checked live for xbox 1 was dead (and pretty sure was never any homebrew on microsofts network) and im sure 360 has "security" for that kinda stuff still...

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    Xbox Live has an arcade section for Indie Game development and sales. It is right next to the mainstream arcade section.

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    oh my bad.. didnt know that..
    havent ever looked into 360 and only thing thats made even think of doing so was heard about the n64 perfect dark port to it, but knowing them doubt its the same

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    Not sure what kind of game you had in mind, but here as some good articles to read: Game Development Tutorials – Networking for Game Programmers

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    Hey Asyranok, i would really like to speak to you further about this question personally. I think i may have something you might be interested in. Email me at mburkjr@gmail.com as soon as you possibly can.

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    I am wondering how difficult it will be for an idividual of above average programming skills to make a small multiplayer game for Xbox Live AND PC? Also, is it significantly more difficult to make a multiplayer game than a single player game?

    The game would consist of a tutorial mode and multiplayer mode. There is no real campaign/single player, although a user can play multiplayer against bots.

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