A Federated Peer-to-Peer Network Game Architecture

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A federated peer-to-peer game is one in which many small areas of interest within a game each supported using a peer-to-peer model are 'knitted' together to form a game capable of supporting a very large number of players. Our work has involved determining whether such an architecture is a feasible alternative to the more common central server one for supporting large multiplayer network games.

By: Sean Rooney, Daniel Bauer, Rudy Deydier

Published in: IEEE Communications Magazine, volume 42, (no 5), pages 114-22 in 2004


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