I am looking for some advice on what would be a good way for users to play Asteroids over the network.
Its my first game and so far I have it working in 2D using polygons across a scrolling world in single player mode. Zoom in and out is also supported. Its not bad. I really want to develop it as a networked game as a learning vehicle. However, given all the work involved I want it to be a game people will enjoy playing.
My plan is that each player gets their own ship, exists in the same world and can shoot the same asteroids. The world can be big enough for ships to avoid each other. I want the players to also be able to attack other players ships.
Normally when playing in scrolling mode your ship stays in the middle of the viewport. This will limit the distance apart that ships can be if you are to see/shoot your opponent. Will this be a problem for the players or do these 2D multi player shooting games work well?