Nonoba Flash Multiplayer API contest: $20,000 in prizes

This post is written by Chris Benjaminsen from Nonoba.com. Nonoba is a gaming community where you can play games with your friends. What I personally like about Nonoba is they allow you to create your own achievements. See my Bees n’ Flowers page to see what I mean.

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This is Chris Benjaminsen:

I have been reading your blog for quite some time [thanks for wasting your time reading my blog – Emanuele] and though I might finally have something thats cool enough for you to talk about.

Basically our company, Nonoba.com, just announced that we are releasing an easy to use, fully hosted and free Multiplayer API for flash developers. This should allow pretty much anybody with rudimentary flash skills to create multiplayer games, without any hosting costs.

An example of such a game can be seen here http://nonoba.com/chris/racing

We have been working with multiplayer flash games on our own server technology for a long time, and during that time a lot of flash developers and companies has approached us for access or licensing of that technology. This made us realize that there is a huge demand for a great flash multiplayer API, so we decided to wrap it up into an easy to use API and release it as a free hosted service.

The API supports the full range of multiplayer games, from simple turn based games to more complicated realtime games. To show these capabilities, we have released a new, and in our opinion, awesome game called Nonoba Racer. We have also ported some of our old creations to act as examples in the SDK, such as Fridge Magnets, Multiplayer Asteroids and DrawPad.

We want to make all the things that are currently hard for flash game developers dead easy. Our hosted Multiplayer API is the first big step in that direction. We’ve got more APIs in mind to fix the rest of the stuff that we think is currently too hard.

Since we’re so confident that we’re on the right path with our Multiplayer API, we’re also announcing our first big game competition with $20.000 USD in prices and a first price of $15.000 USD, for the best game to be built on the Multiplayer API.

Sign up for beta access, and more info here:
http://nonoba.com/developers/multiplayerapi/overview

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