Building a Simple Yet Powerful MMO Game Architecture, Part 2: Gaming and Web Integration

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Executive Summary

Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) virtual-world games offer tantalizing new ways to learn, entertain, collaborate, socialize, visualize information, and do business. In this series, learn about an architecture based upon the first 3D MMO game from IBM, PowerUp. Integrating a Web back end with a Multiplayer Online Game (MOG) is a straightforward, effective way to provide MMO functions, such as persistence and integration. This paper explores technical details of the architecture, including the functions, and calls for integrating game clients and servers with back-end systems.

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