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Building OpenSocial Apps: A Field Guide to Working with the MySpace Platform by Jessica Whyte, Chad Russell, Chris Cole

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7. Flushing and Fleshing: Expanding Your App and Person-to-Person Game Play

At this point in development, there are a number of options for expanding our Tic-Tac-Toe game. In this chapter we’re going to delve into person-to-person game play but continue to focus for now on what can be done within the confines of the MySpace walls.

Many games available on MySpace currently use external servers for their actual person-to-person game play. We’re going to explore an option for person-to-person play without external servers, and in the course of fleshing out our game, we’ll introduce the MySpace FriendPicker widget.

Turn-Based Games

Turn-based gaming is a very broad genre. At its simplest, this is the kind of gaming performed in most card games ...

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