Looking for help deciding which library to use for networking

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  • laminar

    A simple semi-reliable UDP protocol for multiplayer games

    laminar: networking library used with the amethyst game engine.

  • crystalorb

    Network-agnostic, high-level game networking library for client-side prediction and server reconciliation (unconditional rollback).

    crystalorb: an attempt to build higher-level concepts on top of laminar.

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  • message-io

    Fast and easy-to-use event-driven network library.

    message-io: a networking library meant to be very simple, built on mio.

  • naia

    a cross-platform (including Wasm!) networking engine built in Rust. Intended to make multiplayer game development dead-simple & lightning-fast

    naia: a networking library built around the ideas used in Tribes2 networking.

  • lunatic

    Lunatic is an Erlang-inspired runtime for WebAssembly

    lunatic: Not exactly a networking library, perhaps; more like Erlang-like functionality for Rust, with tcp capabilities and the ability to run sandboxed wasm code. This is probably more interesting to me for the non-networking abilities than the networking, which I suspect are fairly basic; I'm not sure if it's far enough along to be using, though.

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