Online game players routinely browse and obtain multiplayer games from online game stores. In addition to enabling game downloads, many online game stores offer a trial mode in which a user can preview and play the game without downloading the entire game to their device. This disclosure describes techniques for preview and download of online multiplayer games. Per techniques of this disclosure, an online game store enables users to preview an online game without a full download to their device. The user can also invite other users to simultaneously join the preview. During or subsequent to the preview, any of the participating users can request to download the game.
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Biswas, Pradip, "Preview and Download of Multiplayer Games", Technical Disclosure Commons, (September 20, 2022)