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Patrick Huesler, software engineer at Wooga

Patrick Huesler

Biography: Patrick Huesler

Patrick is a developer from Switzerland who is currently based in Berlin. He works as an engineer for wooga, a social game company, where he builds backend systems. He is an active member of Berlin's Ruby user group, a co-organizer of EuRuKo 2011 and he likes to hack on open source software.

Twitter: phuesler
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Presentation: Reliving the history of multiplayer games

Track: Distributed Systems Renaissance / Time: Monday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Auditorium, AROS

At Wooga we are creating the next generation of social games. To be truly social, a game needs to offer real interaction between players in various forms. What started with simple, asynchronous gift requests is evolving into real time interactions between players. We are experiencing a renaissance of multiplayer games, giving us the opportunity to look into problems that have been solved over a decade ago, such as network architectures, communication protocols, latency and connection loss. And we now leverage that knowledge to bring multiplayer games to the mobile world.

In our talk we’ll cover this evolution of user interaction in our games, what technical problems they posed and how we solved them.