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Cloud solution with multiplayer backend and Unity client SDKSmartFox 2XSmartFox (old)PhotonNotesElectroServer (dead)Apache MinaScalify (Dead)UdpKit (dead)
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TypeSocketServerSocketServerNetworking Lay
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SITEhttp://appwarp.shephertz.comhttp://www.smartfoxserver.comhttp://www.smartfoxserver.comhttp://www.electrotank.cohttp://mina.apache.orghttps://github.com/fholm/udpkit
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PAGEhttp://appwarp.shephertz.com/game-development-center/unity3d-game-developers-home/http://www.smartfoxserver.com/2X/http://www.smartfoxserver.com/products/http://www.electrotank.com/es5.htmlhttp://mina.apache.orghttp://www.scalify.com/badumna.phphttps://github.com/fholm/udpkit
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FORUMhttp://forum.shephertz.comhttp://www.smartfoxserver.com/forumshttp://www.electrotank.com/forums/forum.phphttp://www.scalify.com/forumhttps://github.com/fholm/udpkit/issues
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UDPYesYesYes (Reliable)YesYes (unreliable + delivery notification)
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TCPYesYesYes
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NAT punchthroughYesYesNo
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Documentation statusAPI Reference, Samples, Getting Started etc.C# (.NET/Unity 3D), ActionScript, Java (Standalone/Android), Objective C (iOS)C#, ActionScript, JavaC#, JS, Others*C#
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Server language(s) N/AC# (.NET/Unity 3D), ActionScript, Java (Standalone/Android), Objective C (iOS)Java, ActionScript, PythonJava, JavaScript, ActionScriptJavaC#C#, UnityScript, Boo, Any .NET Language
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Windows Phone 8
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Web - Yes
Mac App - Yes
PC App - Yes
iOS - Yes
Android - Yes
Web - Yes
Mac App - Yes
PC App - Yes
Web - Yes
Mac App - Yes
PC App - Yes
iOS - Yes (Free & Pro)
Android - Yes (Free & Pro)
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Supported Build TargetsThey have tutorials for installing on: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, & Unix variants.*Photon has announced Server OS compatibility with Linux scheduled for Q4/2011.Linux, Windows, OS X (anything you can install Java on)WindowsAnything that runs Mono
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Supports Cellular/MobileYes*25 anonymous / 100 with registrationYesYesYes
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Indie Requirementsannual turnover < $100KUsage Notes: the Community Edition can be used in both non-profit and commercial projects provided that you show a readable "Powered by SmartFoxServer" notice in your main screen or application GUI. Additionally we will maintain a gallery of applications made with the CE edition and we highly encourage anyone to submit their work when it is completed.N/AOpen Source / Free< $200k gross revenue
< 5 employees or freelancers
Free
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Cost StructurePer million messages exchanged. CCU based available on demand.*NetDog has a note on the Indie License that in Host/Client relationships, the Host server will consume the license.Per serverOpen Source / FreeINDIE: Per application
PRO: PAYG per CCU peak
Free
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Cost Breakdown
INDIE / BASIC
(USD unless noted)
Free plan for indies. See http://appwarp.shephertz.com/pricing/ for details. Unity Pro not required for iOS/Android.Per Server100 Users license 200 €
500 Users license 400 €
Unlimited Users license 800 €
*Oddly, if you follow Photon's license requirements (depending on how you interpret "not indie"), you can double-up two 500 CCU licenses and save $50, but this licensing information seems stale.
Pro OnlyOpen Source / FreeIndie:
500 CCU - $200
1000 CCU - $1000
4000 CCU - $4000
Free
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Cost Breakdown
PRO
(USD unless noted)
http://appwarp.shephertz.com/pricing/100 Users license 500 €
500 Users license 1000 €
Unlimited Users license 2000 €
BlueBox Firewall/Proxy Traversal Add-on license 400 €
Pro:
50 CCU - Free
1000 CCU - $999
Un'ltd - $4,999
Open Source / FreeQuote on RequestFree
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License TypesSubscribe monthly based on usage. Flexible if you have specific requirements100 CCU FREE!
500 CCU 750 euros
2000 CCU 1500 euros
5000 CCU 2500 euros
Unlimited CCU 3500 euros
Pro OnlyOpen Source / FreeIndie & ProMIT
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Free Trial?YesFree 100 CCU*Badumna trial limits "entities" to 60 minutes of game play and is intended for evaluation purposes only.
** Photon may extend the 30 days upon request
***uLink have no technical restrictions for using the evaluation version longer than 30 days
YES - Use free CCUOpen Source / FreeYES - 60 minute limit*Free
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Hosting Offer?AppWarp cloud is hosted and managed by Shephertz*uLInk has indicated hosting offers are planned for a future release. **Packages not scaled for Indie developers
NoNoYES - Quote on RequestNo
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Sample Solutions?YesYesYesNo. C# specific.Yes+
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Full documentationFull documentationFull documentationC# examples in non-Unity. Can be adapted to Unity
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NotesI added this because several people are using Apache Mina as an alternative network server.Open Source
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Free CCU limit10010050NoneNone (?) Use TrialIndie & Pro
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http://scalify.com/badumna-benefits.php
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References
(titles using the product)
http://docs2x.smartfoxserver.com/
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