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Question How to create a friends list and play with a friend immediately?

Discussion in 'Lobby' started by DanishSinha, Dec 19, 2022.

  1. DanishSinha

    DanishSinha

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    How can I create a friends system and private lobbies in a multiplayer game, where players can easily connect and start a match with their online friends without explicitly sharing a join code?
     
  2. LanceFoxUnity

    LanceFoxUnity

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    Hi Danish,

    We have an upcoming Friends service, currently in Closed Beta, that does what you are asking!

    We are planning to release it more widely early next year with more official communications upcoming.

    Feel free to start a conversation (Danish, and anyone reading this thread) to chat in more detail :)
     
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  3. DanishSinha

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    That is awesome, but I'm releasing my game Q1 2023 so can you suggest a stopgap solution?
     
  4. merfry_space

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  5. unity_30279D30261D301B05F2

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    Hi merfry_space,

    The Friends service is currently in Closed Beta. If you would like to participate in the Closed Beta please send me a message and I will give you access and share the documentation, sample and SDK package.
     
  6. DanishSinha

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    @unity_30279D30261D301B05F2 Can you suggest a solution until the Friends service is ready for production? If not, can you give me an ETA on the service?
     
  7. unity_30279D30261D301B05F2

    unity_30279D30261D301B05F2

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    Hi @DanishSinha , as suggested by @Spengu, start a conversation with them and we can bring you into the Closed Beta. Once you are in the Closed Beta we will be able to share more about our plans with you. Thanks
     
  8. DanishSinha

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    Alright, I've contacted the team and currently gauging what the best way forward would be for us. Thanks, @unity_30279D30261D301B05F2!
     
  9. Mid_plays

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    Hey I'm also intersection in the fending service I was planning to make one for the game i am working on then I stumbled upon this
     
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  11. LanceFoxUnity

    LanceFoxUnity

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    Hi Mid.plays, DM me with more info if you are interested