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It is extremely simple to export a single player game, but I have not been able to find a way to create/export a multiplayer game from the BGE.

Is this theoretically possible without using a third party application?

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  • $\begingroup$ What type of multiplayer are you talking about? Two or more users playing split screen on one computer, or connected over a network. $\endgroup$ – David Dec 26 '14 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ For use over network or hosted on the internet. I would like to do this without external applications if possible . . . $\endgroup$ – VRM Dec 26 '14 at 16:16
  • $\begingroup$ Why is this suggested for closing because it is too broad? This is very specific. Is this specific thing (exporting multiplayer games) possible with Blender? $\endgroup$ – VRM Dec 26 '14 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ How is this different from exporting a single-player game like explained in this answer? $\endgroup$ – dr. Sybren Dec 26 '14 at 20:44
  • $\begingroup$ That doesn't explain how to export a multiplayer game. I am fully aware of how to create a normal single player game :-P $\endgroup$ – VRM Dec 26 '14 at 22:01
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Short answer: No, at least not without a lot of effort.

Long answer:

The engine has no baked-in network multiplayer. You have to set up the whole thing yourself with Python scripting. It's all quite complex.

As far as I know this is the most in-depth explanation of the subject: http://youtu.be/4xZRfzOtxzA

^ Should you decide to build that into a full game, be sure to swap pickle for something like json. Using pickle on untrusted data is a nightmarish fiery hell of insecurity.

If you're familiar with Python and compiling, check out the Python bindings for ENet: https://github.com/aresch/pyenet

At one point someone was working on an addon to ease the burden for common folk, but last I checked it wasn't matured enough for actual use. The project might be dead as well: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?242740-Blender-Game-Engine-Multiplayer-Add-on

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  • $\begingroup$ I was afraid that would be the case. Thanks for answering! $\endgroup$ – VRM Dec 27 '14 at 13:20

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