Launch a web boutique, trip planner or game more easily than ever before. It’s possible—cheaper and faster too—with the Intel Cloud Services Platform. You won’t need a database or server, just a bit of ingenuity.
An Easier Way to Create Cloud Games
Creating and hosting games can be complex. It entails infrastructure like servers, databases, services to connect them, player identification, and a UI. Plus, you have to worry about behind-the-scenes game logic, not to mention other considerations like user experience, monetization, distribution and marketing that are required for success.
The cGaming library bypasses many of these challenges. And by using only the Intel Cloud Services, the library remains light and easy to manage.
German transformed a couple of local games into cloud games using the cGaming library. The following describes how he brought cloud capabilities to a dominos game.
Formerly a local domino game, the Cloud Domino Game enables players to log in and customize the game with an avatar, locate players in other locations, and check a leader board. With one click, users who have already set up an Intel Cloud Services Platform billing profile can purchase game-related goods from the Cloud Domino Store.
Here’s a quick look at some of the APIs German created. They’re a great example of how Cloud Services Platform can be used by a game developer.
|cGaming APIs||SDK Services|
|Intel Identity Services|
|Location Based Services|
player.getAvatarIcon and player.saveAvatarIcon
player.getDataItem and player.saveDataItem
player.getGameScreenshot and player.saveGameScreenshot
player.getHighScore and player.saveHighScore
What Can You Build on a Cloud?
Now it’s your turn. Go ahead and transform your local games to cloud games. Try the Intel Cloud Services Platform, play around with the cGaming library, add your own APIs, and/or build onto other Intel cloud services.
For Further Reference
cGaming site Check out the cloud games built using the cGaming library. You can also read more about the cGaming APIs, download the cGaming library, and find simple steps for getting started with your own games.
Digital Mementos demo Need more inspiration? The Digital Mementos demo is a travel app that incorporates Intel Identity Services, Location Based Services, and Context Services and enables users to plan trips, find points of interest and keep a trip diary.