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ZNet - Entity-Based Networking


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Networking can be hard and time-consuming, especially for beginners. ZNet is a lightweight, cross-platform, networking framework for making multiplayer games a lot easier to create!

The main focus when developing ZNet was to make an easy to use entity system. With this system you can easily create NPCs, enemies, etc... without writing a lot of extra code.

Here's an example of how you would go about creating a simple enemy: znet_entity_create("enemy_type", "enemy_id", "x", 0, "y", 0, "hp", 100). You simply specify the entity type and the entity id, followed by a set of defined keys.

With ZNet you can easily get the state of a client/server, making error handling a lot simpler!

ZNet works on every platform, except for HTML5.

ZNet also handles a lot of things such as:

* Checking if the client is still connected to the server.
* Better way of checking if the server if full.
* Version checking.
* Using both a client and a server in the same room.
* Getting the ping of a client.
* And more!

Click here to download a platformer and chat demo.​

Click here for documentation and a list of all the features that comes with ZNet.

End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

Version 1.0.1. Published December 8, 2017

Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.4.1773

Age Rating: 4+

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Anonymous 02 June 2019

So easy!


Anonymous 08 February 2019

Doesn't work

The demo provided both chat and platformer didn't work after testing this with multiple people port forwarding their own PC. I send an email some days ago and still no response, unless this is fixed don't spend your money on that unless you want the free platformer and the free chat system.


Anonymous 03 February 2019

Just what was needed!

Except that compiled platformer example doesn't work. It seems that it's connecting properly, but there are no other entities, only player.

Would like to find some help solving this issue, because this is potentially the best networking engine from all that i bought :)

Upd. I've got instant help from the dev, the bug is fixed now :)


Thomas F 07 November 2018


Eric E 15 May 2018


orbis s 29 March 2018


Ty G 21 May 2018

Works great!


Zekronz (Publisher) 31 January 2018

Thank you!


Arturo S 24 January 2018

Easy and well documented!

It's very easy to use this asset, just import it and it comes with a few examples to learn how to use it.
You also have a very detailed documentation where you can learn whatever isn't covered in those examples.

Would be 5 stars if you could do a server that doesn't have to be run in gamemaker to host games more easily.


Zekronz (Publisher) 31 January 2018

Thanks for the feedback!


Mr. W 21 January 2018

Very nice!

Easier to use than other engines until now! Super!


Zekronz (Publisher) 21 January 2018

Thank you for the feedback, I appreciate it!


Anton B 02 November 2017

It works fine good product but it still difficult

This review was left for a previous version of this asset.


Zekronz (Publisher) 02 November 2017

Thank you for the review.

If you need help, feel free to use the forums linked in the description or contact me at

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