If you’re an independent developer looking for an easy solution to add an online mode to your game, Parsec’s game streaming software immediately helps your users get online and invite friends to play.
Since Parsec captures the screen and streams everything happening, you don’t have to worry about any extra development. The only thing you need to do is recommend Parsec to your users. Recently, Super Slam Dunk Touchdown went from a thrilling offline multiplayer game to a fully functioning online multiplayer game just by recommending Parsec.
Rick sent me this email about the experience of building online features into his game:
As a solo indie game developer, I have to do everything. There’s only one of me, and rather than spend a lot of time trying to make an online game, I chose to design Super Slam Dunk Touchdown as a local multiplayer game. From what I experienced with Parsec, that was the right choice. I would have spent a lot of time trying to implement online play. Had I gone that route, I don’t think it would have ended up as good an experience as what I had playing local multiplayer online using Parsec. Parsec has upgraded my game for the fans of local multiplayer games, and I didn’t have to write any code.
Parsec SDK and API
We also have an SDK and API that you will be able to integrate into your game. With this, you can request a user’s friends, see if those users are online, and let them ask their friends to join the game. That would require a bit more of an integration on your side, but can make the experience even more seamless for your users.
Reach out to us if you’re interested in bringing Parsec Co-play to your audience and extend the value of your game beyond the local gaming experience to the virtual couch.
Super Slam Dunk Touchdown
If you haven’t played the game yet, check it out. It’s a fun multiplayer game that pits you against your friends (or the computer) in a battle including athletes from every sport. If the multiple types of athletes on a field didn’t cue it, the in-game brawls and bruising defensive tactics definitely force you to realize that you’re not playing a regular sports game. The key to victory, if you can find a way to beat the computer, is through well-timed brawls and slide tackles. Check out the game from the independent developer, Tipping Goat, here.