Costa Mesa, CA (April 13, 2010)– RakNet has added native integration support for Steamworks, a complete suite of publishing and development tools for PC&Mac games offered free of charge to publishers and developers.
RakNet developers may now access the Steam servers without additional programming, avoiding the need for developers to run their own servers for lobby and connectivity services.
Natively integrated features are:
• Lobby and room matchmaking
• Network address traversal connectivity
• Use of Steam servers for forwarding traffic
The integration code is freely available with the latest RakNet release, available from http://www.jenkinssoftware.com/raknet
Compilation and use of the integration code requires access to the Steamworks SDK, available from Steamworks@valvesoftware.com.
Raknet is a C++ game networking engine focused on feature set, ease of use, and performance. It is designed to deliver "Multiplayer on a Deadline" by providing as many automatically networked game systems to the developer as possible, while making them as easy to use as possible. Visit http://www.jenkinssoftware.com/raknet for more information.
The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, Steam delivers new releases and online services to over 25 million PC users around the world. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com
ContactKevin Jenkins, President
Jenkins Software LLC