Hi, I’m looking for a good “enough” (best price for my needs) server solution to develop a traditional target-lock game (similar to EVE Online, but only for 2-4 players in a room).
This is the game I’m planning to make:
Players’ inputs are limited to swapping weapon types of their
spaceship (laser/projectile) (with a
cooldown of 10s) and occasional
ability activation (once every
Each player can control 1 spaceship. Their spaceships automatically lock
target on nearby enemies (NPCs) and
fire at them.
There will be waves of NPC enemies come in screen to fight the players.
Each spaceship can lock on and fire at multiple targets at a time, depends
on the type of that ship.
There is no continuous rapid fire (like mini-gun or continuous laser
beam), there are only single shot
weapons, which have a cooldown of 1-5
seconds between each shot to reduce
server strain and make room for lag
The occasional abilities are like launching a volley of missiles or
jamming enemies’ weapons. Players on
different teams can also use these
abilities to attack each other (target
is randomly selected by server).
I imagine most of the logic should be done server-side, and stream the data to clients to “playback” the game match. This would also enable “observe mode” from other players who want to watch the match.
I’m looking at Photon solutions. But I’m not sure which service should I purchase from them, BOLT, PUN, or Fusion.
Based on this chart, I think BOLT would be most suitable, since it’s more recent than PUN, but not as fast as Fusion (which seems a bit overkill for my need).
Which one do you think would be the best for me?
Thanks a lot in advances!