Today i got an e-mail from Chris Benjaminsen, advising about their Nonoba Multiplayer API. I hadn’t time to deeply research the site nor their API, but from what i’ve read and seen, i think that is the 1st company offering this service for free and it will save lot’s of time to people who wants to develop multiplayer games. Moreover this API accept AS2 and AS3, so it’s good if you are addicted to the “old school”, and good too if you are addicted to most recent actionscript version. Best of best, their API should allow pretty much anybody with
rudimentary flash skills to create multiplayer games, without any hosting costs.
They announced also their 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. So if you a good idea to a Flash Game apply to their closed beta.