Suggestion: embed games from other hosts in Arcade

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  • Arcade is a good feature in Scirra site, but I understand that, to avoid overloading in the server and malicious apps, the upload limit size is 10mb and just some plug-ins are allowed.

    However, I know that many people (like me) wish to share their creations in Arcade, but they cannot because the limits. I cannot upload my two games because both are over 10mb.

    So, I suggest an option where I also can embed my creations in Arcade from other hosts. E.g.: I upload a game in Dropbox, copy the public link, paste it in Arcade, set the width and height, upload a picture and the site automatically adjust my game in an <iframe>.

    I believe this would save space and traffic on the Scirra server, and we would have more freedom to show our work. Obviously, it would be necessary moderators to verify the games before publication (to avoid bad software).

    Well, that is all. <img src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

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  • Well, one immediate problem is if people host on Dropbox and get too many plays, Dropbox will shut down the account for exceeding bandwidth limits. So you'd have to have your own server running. It's an interesting idea though.

  • I did not know that Dropbox have bandwidth limits too, but I wrote about Dropbox as an example. Perhaps there are other free hosts with more or unlimited bandwidth?

    However, thanks to read my suggestion Mr. Ashley. <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • Free hosts may be an issue, but some of us have our own servers with plenty of bandwidth. There would be extra work for verification, but hosting off-site to legitimate servers is something that could benefit both parties. More exposure for those games, larger experiences for the arcade, and not robbing scirra of the tons of bandwidth it needs.

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