New mod idea (multiplayer mod)

Can someone code a multiplayer game and no change colors (so you can recognize others as team or friend) and it is possible because Minecraft and starcraft did multiplayer

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While this is technically doable, I would not expect anyone to pick up on this idea for a mod, because it would be extremely difficult to make.


Yeah, but that would probably come to thrive as a “multiplayer mode”, but you will have to wait probably 4 or 5 years or until thrive is a more well-known game
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I love the idea. Don’t ask anyone to do really hard coding. Do it yourself or commission someone. Or wait, I mean there’s no doubt in my mind someone will make a multiplayer mod, aside from underwater civs it’s the most obvious mod, and the idea is just too good to pass up. But yeah, great plan, don’t ask for a spicific mod unless you’re commissioning one.

edit: dont cite other games to prove possibility, other games are very different. they have far less content, far simpler progression, full payed development teams, and both games you mentioned had multiplayer in mind from the start

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I don’t think that’s really feasible, as I’d estimate at least a couple of hundred of hours of work. That’s because the existing codebase need to be adapted to support multiplayer, otherwise the multiplayer mod would break a lot as the game itself is developed, leading to a very high maintenance burden for the mod. So even at a hundred hours the cost would be multiple thousands of dollars assuming a reasonable wage, because otherwise you’d just find very inexperienced developers who might take even longer or fail altogether.


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I’d do it. There could be multiple game modes. I just need to find the time

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I can’t recommend working on this as the first thing for Thrive. One of our team members has been working on a simple cell arena multiplayer mode for multiple months, and just by looking at the changed files, you can see it is an absolute ton of work even before it is fully working:

Instead I recommend doing some smaller features so that you don’t burn out even before getting anything done.


That prototype is by far one of my most difficult undertaking. You’re welcome on helping and joining in on the effort of building this mind-bending beast of a feature, just drop by our community Discord or Github anytime.