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Realm of Racket by Matthias Felleisen, Eight Students of Northeastern University, David Van Horn, Conrad Barski M.D.

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Chapter 13. (The World Is Not Enough)

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In the beginning, you drew images, you built GUIs, you created games, and you fabricated entire worlds. But that’s not enough. In this chapter, we will show you how to write programs that work across multiple computers. We will show you how to construct complete universes from your worlds in preparation for our greatest creation: the best and most entertaining game ever.

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13.1 What Is a Distributed Game?

The games we’ve written so far have one major shortcoming: they run on one computer, which makes multiplayer games awkward. So far, our multiplayer games require players to crowd around one keyboard as they all take turns tapping on it. But many multiplayer games run on a network and allow players from all ...

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