San Andreas Multiplayer (abbreviated to SA:MP) is a third party multiplayer modification for the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas computer game. San Andreas Multiplayer is developed by a team of dedicated fans of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games, who work on their own spare time developing SA:MP as a hobby.
Once San Andreas had been released for the PC on Jun 10, 2005 work continued in the same way as it did for VC:MP - by working away in private and periodically releasing screenshots and videos on their website, and answering peoples questions via their forums (which eventually changed from their small hosting to a subforum on the largest GTA community, GTANet/GTA Forums, which also hosted the IRC channel). All was going as it would have expected, until something unexpected and un-welcomed by the community happened: the Development team decided that, to keep San Andreas the way it was meant to be played, that the mod would have a total shift in development path - instead of having a Multiplayer supporting a large number of players in a Deathmatch style, they would instead change it entirely to a Co-Op style mod supporting 6 players. Their idea was that you would be able to play much like single player - with pedestrians, cops chasing you, and following the ever changing storyline - but with 5 of your friends doing it with you. It was a very novel idea, but it was widely rejected by the community and the new forums at GTANet where filled with hate towards the SA:MP development team, no matter how much the team tried to promote the idea. With a large project such as this one, which requires community backing, things did not look well.
|Games of CM|
|Online Games||San Andreas Multiplayer • S4 League • Counter Strike Source • Yu-Gi-Oh Online • Dragon Ball Online|
|Maxis||The Sims 2 (PC) • The Sims 2 (PS2) • The Sims 3 • Spore • Expansion Packs|
|Fighting Games||DBZ Games • Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 • Naruto Shippūden Ultimate Ninja 4 • Naruto Shippūden Ultimate Ninja 5|
|Adventure Games||Avatar • Ben 10 Protector of Earth • Ben 10 Alien Force • Ben 10 Alien Force Vilgax Attacks • Futurama The Game • The Simpsons Game|
|Driving (Racing) Games||The Simpsons Hit and Run • The Simpsons Road Rage|