SmartFoxServer is a comprehensive SDK for rapidly developing multiplayer games and applications with Adobe Flash/Flex/Air, Unity, HTML5, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Android, Java, Windows 8, C++ and more.
SmartFoxServer comes with a rich set of features, an impressive documentation set, tens of examples with their source, powerful administration tools and a very active support forum.

Born in 2004, and evolving continuously since then, today SmartFoxServer is the leading middleware to create large scale multiplayer games, MMOs and virtual communities.
Thanks to its simplicity of use, versatility and performance, it currently powers hundreds of projects all over the world, from small chats and turn-based games to massive virtual worlds and realtime games.

February 7th, 2015Coming soon: TLS Cryptography in SFS2X 2.10

In the last few months we have been working on some new features for the next release of SmartFoxServer 2X, version 2.10.

In particular we’re addressing the feature of connection cryptography which we have discussed some time ago in a long thread on our support forum. While we haven’t put high priority on this feature in the past, we now feel it’s about time to complete the large set of features in SFS2X with this option.

With the new SmartFoxServer 2X 2.10 we are introducing a fully fledged connection encryption and the related support in all client APIs. The secure connection uses the standard TLS protocol with X.509 certificates for counterparty authentication and AES 128-bit symmetric encryption for data exchange.

In terms of resources we do not expect significant performance hit on both client and server side. On most clients it will be absolutely negligible, while on the server side it may be dependent on the type of hardware in use. Most modern CPUs can handle the overhead of the initial asymmetric key exchange without any problems.

We plan to run several detailed benchmarks that will provide developers a better idea of the performance costs with small and large scale traffic.

Stay tuned for more!

 

January 2nd, 201510 Years Promo continues

Given the large appreciation from our customers, we have decided to extend the amazing 20% discount on all our server products until the end of January 2015. Don’t miss it, visit our online shop!

November 24th, 2014Celebrating 10 years!

Ten years ago, in late November 2004, we launched our first commercial version of SmartFoxServer, the Basic edition, which was soon followed by the PRO version in early 2005.
To celebrate the 10 years of activity, and in conjunction with the holiday season, we’re happy to announce an amazing 20% discount campaign on all licenses and license upgrades available in our online store.
The promotion will last until the end of 2014 and it will cover all our server products, including:

  • SmartFoxServer Basic
  • SmartFoxServer PRO (including BlueBox add-on)
  • SmartFoxServer 2X (including Analytics add-on)

Visit our online shop to see all the discounted prices, and make sure to take advantage of this unique offer!

July 8th, 2014SmartFoxServer 2X 2.9.0

20140708_release_29A new SFS2X update is available with new powerful features and fixes discussed in the support forums recently:

  • Improved scalability and thread management via Auto-scaling Thread Pools. No more need to fine tune threads by hand
  • BlueBox v3.0: revamped and improved edition running on the latest Jetty 9
  • Integrated file uploads
  • Added support for websockets over SSL (WSS)
  • AdminTool: Extension Manager module, allows to manage, upload and deploy Extensions directly from the Admin GUI
  • AdminTool: administrators can now be given access to a selection of modules and server halt/restart permissions

… lots more …

You can read the full release notes and download the installer from here.
Also check the latest HTML5 client API supporting the WSS protocol and the porting of the SpaceWar game to Unity (available in the Unity examples package).

December 22nd, 2013More MMO API goodies!

20131222_spacewar_icoWe have added new articles and tutorials for our latest MMO API, released in SFS2X 2.8.0:

  • SpaceWar game tutorial provides a detailed walkthrough to building a realtime action game integrating physics, authoritative server, lag hiding techniques and Area Of Interest to provide a seamless gaming experience for hundreds of players.
  • MMO Demo Unity tutorial introduces the MMO API for Unity developers showing the basic concepts and features included in SmartFoxServer 2.8.0.
  • Advanced uses of the MMORoom and MMO API provides various advanced tips and tricks for developing with the MMO API on the server side.
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