somebody already took it wrote:Online mulitplayer games require some kind of lobby for users to organize and join games, and these lobbies are usually more or less the same. Furthermore, since it is possible to play games "in the cloud" now, there generally isn't a reason for lobbies to be used for only for a single game or small predefined collection of games. So I would like to propose a lobby web-service where any user can post arbitrary online muliplayer games for others to join and play. They should only need to provide a game description file (by URL or upload) that will contain some basic information about the game (The name of the game, a URL for the back-end, the number of players and any additional game parameters and acceptable values for them).
The idea seems pretty simple so I wouldn't be surprised if there is something like this out there already, finding that out is one of the main reasons I'm posting this. So far a few quick google searches haven't produced any results, but there is a lot of junk out there pertaining to browser based muliplayer games and I'm not really in the know when it comes to gaming.
To be clear I'm not interested in hosting a game lobby, but in using a pre-existing game lobby as a platform for creating a game.
KnightExemplar wrote:I'm actually programming one, because I couldn't find one I liked. I'm not building off of the "lobby" concept however, but off of a "tournament" as the primitive.
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