Services for matching up players in a multiplayer game, sometimes attempting to cater for a fair match-up of opponents in competitive play. Does not carry any intent to conclude with marriage.

With multiplayer gaming having extended beyond the simple capacity of gathering neighbors and friends, the complexity of arranging players together has been increased. Matchmaking services include those which simply provide a gathering place for prospective players to find playmates, and those which blindly or algorithmically pair up players based on recorded gameplay attributes. Matchmaking specifically caters towards grouping together those who would ideally have an enjoyable experience when playing together.

Use this tag when you're designing a specific matchmaking service for a game you are developing.

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