Creating the User Interface

To start this chapter, let’s begin by asking a simple question: what was the first multiplayer game you played?

If you are thinking of a PC or a console game, try thinking another way. Imagine a bunch of kids holding their arms out, pretending to shoot and take down the bad guys invading their neighborhood. Perhaps there was an evocative action movie the night before on TV. Now, these kids are bringing to life what they think is possible within the realm of physics, mixed with a bit of fantasy and what they remember from the movie. Some kids will even pretend they have been harmed along the way. Fallen comrades will be avenged in the end, and good will once again prevail against evil. Who’s keeping the score ...

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