Phones as game controllers17 Sep 2018
The game I am working on is a local multi-player party game for up to 16 players. However not many people have 16 controllers connected to their PC. So I was thinking about using phones as additional controllers.
I can think of a couple of different ways to do this:
Create and publish a native app for Android and iOS. The PC game runs a server, the app scans for servers on the LAN and automatically connects. Touch input is sent in UDP packets. Bonus: server could announce "this is a d-pad game" or "this is a twin stick game" and the app could display appropriate input controls.
This seems such a simple, useful re-usable project that I would expect it has been done before. Does anyone know? If not, is anyone interested in working on it? It might make a nice little project for a student.