Introducing PlayFab, a new plugin and service for your cloud gaming needs

Introducing PlayFab, a new plugin and service for your cloud gaming needs

playfab_rgb-500Corona Labs is pleased to announce a new plugin that allows you to take advantage of PlayFab. PlayFab is the unified back-end platform for games with everything you need to build and operate your game, all in one place, so you can focus on creating and delivering a kick-ass player experience.

Building a great game is hard. Operating a game successfully can be even harder. It’s not enough just to ship a great title anymore, you need to quickly and continuously evolve your game to capitalize on trends and keep players engaged. This requires complex back-end systems which are expensive and time consuming to build from scratch, or frustrating and risky to cobble together from third-party services.

That’s why PlayFab was created. PlayFab offers everything you need to operate your game in a single, highly-scalable back-end platform. You get the confidence to grow your game as fast as you can, the intelligence and data to engage players throughout the game life cycle, and the freedom to focus on what you do best: building great experiences for your players.

PlayFab delivers value through four main products:

  • Game Services — Back-end building blocks for your live game, accessed via PlayFab’s extensive set of web service APIs. Storage, compute, commerce, analytics and much, much more. Use them by themselves, or mix and match with your own back-end services.
  • Game Manager — Mission control for your whole team, bringing all your game’s data together in one place. Give live-ops the tools they need to engage and retain your players, and free your developers to focus on gameplay.
  • Add-On Marketplace — The largest (and always growing) collection of third-party tools and services dedicated to game operations, most just one click away. Pre-integrated, thoroughly tested, and always up-to-date.
  • Playstream — The event pipeline that ties it all together. Automate your game operations with triggers and real-time segmentation. Use with PlayFab Game Services, or integrate with your existing back-end in minutes.

To get started, proceed to the Corona Marketplace and activate the plugin. You will also need to register with PlayFab, then examine their documentation to learn how to set up and use the plugin.

Opinions or feedback? Please join us in the Corona forums to discuss this wonderful addition to our suite of plugins!

Rob Miracle

Rob is the Developer Relations Manager for Corona Labs. Besides being passionate about helping other developers make great games using Corona, he is also enjoys making games in his spare time. Rob has been coding games since 1979 from personal computers to mainframes. He has over 16 years professional experience in the gaming industry.

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