GameSpy was an American provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games founded in by Mark Surfas. GameSpy merged with IGN in ;   by , its services had been used by over video game publishers and developers since its launch. This was followed by the announcement in April that GameSpy's service platform would be shut down on May 31, The release of id Software 's video game Quake , one of the first 3D multiplayer action games to allow play over the Internet, furthered the concept of players creating and releasing " mods " or modifications of games. Mark Surfas saw the need for hosting and distribution of these mods and created PlanetQuake, a Quake -related hosting and news site. Quake also marked the beginning of the Internet multiplayer real-time action game scene.
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Sign In. Getting Started. Steamworks Documentation. Steam Playtest. What is it? The goal of this feature is to give developers a free, low-risk way to get playtesting data for their game without stressing out about Steam keys, user reviews, or wishlists.
Sign In. Getting Started. Steamworks Documentation. Steam Networking. We have a few different networking APIs that can be used to send messages between players.
This can be a big problem that can prevent you completely from playing Dota 2. One of the most severe issues prevents players from connecting to matches. Usually, there is no error message accompanying this issue, and players are forced back into the main menu.