The Magic of State Share, Explained
How it works
As with all of our features, we provide a set of examples of what we think could work well, but you should use the features as fits best in your game. Some ideas we had:
- Procedurally generated world: If your game has a procedurally generated world where no two gamers would have the same experience, you could integrate State Share to provide the random number generator seed as a state. When someone shares a video of their version of your world, others can find that video and jump into that same world.
- User generated content: If your game has user generated content such as custom maps, you could integrate State Share and provide the map as a state, so that when someone shares a unique custom map via a screenshot, others can find that screenshot and jump into that map.
- Promotional giveaways: If you want to generate engagement, you can integrate State Share and run a promotional event where there is a special item in the game that is difficult to find, and only those who jump in from a video with a specific state would be granted the item.
- Speed runs: If you had a huge speed running community, you could integrate State Share into your game and allow those who find a speed run video to challenge or race against the ghost of the gamer who posted the video.
If you have any feedback or requests for State Share, or are interested in signing up to be a Stadia developer, please go to stadia.dev.