SmartFoxServer is a comprehensive SDK for rapidly developing multiplayer games and applications with Adobe Flash/Flex/Air, Unity, HTML5, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Android, Java, Windows 8, C++ and more.
SmartFoxServer comes with a rich set of features, an impressive documentation set, tens of examples with their source, powerful administration tools and a very active support forum.

Born in 2004, and evolving continuously since then, today SmartFoxServer is the leading middleware to create large scale multiplayer games, MMOs and virtual communities.
Thanks to its simplicity of use, versatility and performance, it currently powers hundreds of projects all over the world, from small chats and turn-based games to massive virtual worlds and realtime games.

November 18th, 2016Standalone AdminTool for SFS2X

AdminToolThe SmartFoxServer 2X Administration Tool is now also available as a standalone macOS and Windows application.

You can get it here: http://www.smartfoxserver.com/download/sfs2x#p=extras

 

November 8th, 2016SmartFoxServer 2.12 is out

SmartFoxServer 2X 2.12 is out with a host of new features and fixes, such as:

  • JoinRoomInvite, allows players to invite other clients in a game Room to play, available also from client side
  • Private UserVariables, allow to create UserVariables that are local to the player, and not broadcast to other clients
  • Updated Jetty version 9.3 for web services (BlueBox, uploads, crypto init)
  • Support IP ranges for black/white lists in IP Filter
  • AdminTool support for TLS encrypted connection
  • Embedded Java 8 runtime

… and lots more!

You can read the full release notes and download the installer from here.
Also make sure to check the Client API download page where we have published updates for all supported clients (API release 1.7.x).

August 18th, 2016An App, a Marathon and an Astronaut: a SFS case story

Over the last few years, the RunSocial mobile app has been under development featuring SmartFoxServer 2X and other innovative technologies. Recently, the app was approved by the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) for use on the International Space Station (ISS).

On April 24th 2016, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency completed the London Marathon, running the 42.2 km on a treadmill connected to RunSocial while circling the Earth about two and half times at an altitude of 400 km high, being visible to all other virtual concurrent runners.

SmartFoxServer proved to be a mature and robust solution for this task, thanks to its high performance and scalable messaging system in multi-user, realtime scenarios, a sensible structure for organizing application logic and a wide range of options to store, organize, and distribute users and data.

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June 6th, 2016White paper: SmartFoxServer 2X and Hazelcast integration

Filetype-PdfWe have a new white paper available for download in our documentation website, called “SmartFoxServer 2X and Hazelcast integration.

This is an advanced paper discussing how to integrate an in-memory data grid with multiple SmartFoxServer instances to create a fault tolerant system. The paper takes our classic Tris game example and explores ways of scaling it horizontally with multiple servers and a centralized data store.

Additionally we discuss ways to tackle the load balancing and how to restart interrupted games.

We highly recommend that you’re already familiar with how the Tris game example works and also with out previous paper, SmartFoxServer 2X Server Architecture.

June 6th, 2016SmartFoxServer 2X Haxe client API

Vincent Blanchet of Chapatiz ported the AS3 client API of SmartFoxServer 2X to Haxe, making it publicly available on GitHub for community contribution. So we took the opportunity to open the “Unofficial client API” section on the API download page.

Take a look at the bottom of this page: http://www.smartfoxserver.com/download/sfs2x#p=client

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