The fastest way to build online games without breaking a sweat.

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PlayerIO is the fast, easy, scalable & reliable way to build online games. Features such as BigDB, GameFS, Sitebox and Multiplayer makes it possible to build large complex online games without hosting a single server yourself.

And with client libraries for Unity3D, Objective-C, Java, Javascript, C# and ActionScript, your game will run on any platform.

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PlayerIO allowed us to get our game online and monetizing faster than we could have imagined. They saved us months of development time and are always happy to share valuable insight into their service and the industry. — Chris Condon, Founder Con Artist Games


The cloud database built especially for games

A database solution built especially for games, that scales transparently with any amount of usage and load, for the development of infinitely scalable persistent games.

BigDB is a great choice for persisting data such as character configuration, levels, world-state, save games, quiz questions, auctions, ban-lists, high-scores , ranking lists, game configuration, items and anything else you would like to save between game sessions.

  • Tables like you're used to
  • Unlimited database objects
  • Indexes for easy lookup
  • Server- and clientside access control
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Create as many tables as your game needs.
Store complex game structures in each database object
Retreive objects fast with indexes
Set custom access rights on each table.


Built-in analytics for player behavior

A state of the art analytics and business intelligence built into PlayerIO.

Automatic tracking of key indicators such as ARPU, DAU, MAU, Session Time and more across segments defined automatically or by you.

With PlayerInsight you'll never wonder whats going on inside your game ever again.

  • Understand your players
  • Custom Segmentation
  • Revenue Tracking
  • Industry standard KPIs: DAU, MAU, APRU & more.
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Dashboards show all relevant game KPIs
Use custom user tags to segment your data
Compare different KPIs for different sets of users
Deep dive into your data with the historical explorer tool
Breakdown usage across segments
Follow along in real-time with actions happening in your game


Make money from your game

Your own virtual currency, microtransactions, secure items management, analytics, great administrative interfaces and more.

PayVault integrates with many different payment providers, so you can work with exactly the payment providers you want, and effortlessly add and remove them as you like.

Monetizing with in-game payments has never been easier!

  • Virtual Currency System
  • Virtual Item Management
  • Tons of payment providers already integrated
  • Analytics
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Dashboards show the state of your virtual economy
PayVault is integrated with all the most popular payment providers
Lookup indvidual users and manage their items and currency
PayVault items are BigDB database objects for easy management
Keep track and search all transactions in one place

Multiplayer Games

Your code, our servers, no problem.

Build realtime multiplayer games with your own custom serverside code and run it on our dedicated game servers.

Build and test your multiplayer games locally with full debugging capabilities, and deploy to the Yahoo Games Network cluster of game servers.

We'll host and run your multiplayer code and seamlessly add capacity as your game grows.

  • Your own code on our servers
  • No managment required
  • Full server-side API access
  • Local development server
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Store and deliver game assets globally

GameFS is a scalable file system for your game, where you can store all your game-related files and assets. All files in GameFS are available via a global content delivery network, so they can be downloaded super-fast by players all over the world.

If you're building an MMO, you might store all the graphical assets in GameFS and download the files when they're needed, to speed up the initial download.

  • Global CDN
  • Web interface to manage files
  • SFTP server to manage files
  • Intelligent download-only-once API
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Manage your files via the web interface or directly via SFTP.
Edit files directly in the web editor


Facebook Apps, or your own domain, hosted for you.

Sitebox is the easiest way to build and host games on your own domain or as apps on 3rd party platforms.

With Sitebox you're just a few clicks away from having your own complete Facebook App up or dedicated game site and running, preloaded with a fully featured sample game that you can learn from, customize or even remove if you want to build your own app completely from scratch.

  • Facebook Apps
  • Sites on your own domainname
  • Web editor and SFTP access
  • Easy template language
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