Stuck in home, and want to explore new cities with friends and loved ones in real-time? Or do you just love word games and learning new facts about the U.S.?
Check out ExceptioNULL Games’ 7th game created with Cocos2d-x
We wanted to see a cooperative multiplayer word game that children could play with parents in other cities to go on a virtual road trip across the U.S. with each other. Something that spouses and couples can play together on the couch and always stay in sync with one another in real-time. A laid back experience where you’re just solving crossword puzzles together, traveling across the U.S. and learning facts about each place you visit!
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It was awesome for us that Cocos2d-x has such a robust networking solution that we were able to leverage, along with the use of Amazon Web Services, to get a working system where players could solve crossword puzzles, and send simple messages to one another in real-time. The solutions are cross platform as well thanks to Cocos2d-x’s use of curl and WebSockets for it’s networking systems. Thanks to the work the Cocos2d-x developer team has already done, we didn’t have to remake any of the basic client networking code in order to get real-time communications with a server. Thanks to the Cocos2d-x staff and contributors for their work!
ExceptioNULL Games truly hopes you enjoy our latest game, Wordcation!