informa
/
News

Tell Facebook you want synchronous gameplay - you might get it

"We'd love to help enable synchronous gameplay," says Matt Wyndowe, Facebook's product manager for apps and games. So what's stopping him?
"We'd love to help enable synchronous gameplay."
- Matt Wyndowe, Facebook's product manager for apps and games. In his job at Facebook, part of Matt Wyndowe's job is figuring out what changes need to be made to the platform to best service developers. He's well aware that many developers want to implement synchronous multiplayer on the platform, and that it's not as easy as it could be. But something you do could change that. "Remember I mentioned that to-do list of things that we would love to help enable? That's absolutely one of them," Wyndowe said, speaking in a larger Gamasutra interview. "Obviously, developers can do a lot on their end, but there's a lot of features that we'd love to put in their API to help enable that kind of stuff. That's something that's just such a clear win for users and developers; it's absolutely something that we'd love to do." So how can you light a fire under Wyndowe and get it on the Facebook to-do list? "Those are exactly the kinds of things that, when we hear a critical mass of developers talking about it, we push up the priority list," he says. Let Facebook know, and it might just happen.

Latest Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
08.27.21
Combat Designer

Xbox Graphics

Redmond, Washington
08.27.21
Senior Software Engineer: GPU Compilers

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
08.27.21
Systems Designer

Deep Silver Volition

Champaign, Illinois
08.27.21
Senior Environment Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more