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PayVault now supports the Persona.ly offerwall

Posted: 25 Nov 2016

Some developers reached out to us and requested that we add support for the Persona.ly offerwall, so we have now integrated this service into PayVault.

Check out the Persona.ly PayVault provider documentation, it's very simple to integrate into your web or mobile game, and offerwalls are a great complementary source of revenue in most markets. PlayerInsight integration is of course included, as long as you add your chosen virtual currency exchange rate to the Revenue Normalization setup in PayVault.

And remember, if you have a favourite monetization solution that you're missing and would like us to add support for, just let us know.



PayVault now supports iOS, Google Play, and Steam

Posted: 9 Nov 2016

PayVault has just been given a much-needed refresh. We've added support for the most requested providers, iOS, Google Play and Steam, and we've removed the providers that have ceased to be relevant for monetizing a Flash or Mobile game today.

For mobile developers, the official support for iOS and Google Play has been a long requested feature. With it, you can easily add in-app purchases to your games and manage virtual goods through PayVault.

We've also released support for Steam in-app purchases. This functionality also ties neatly into the Steam Authentication feature, which allows you to securely authenticate Steam users in your game.

So check out the updated list of PayVault Providers, try them out, and let us know if you have a favourite monetization solution that you're missing and would like us to add support for.



Support for Unity3D WebGL builds

Posted: 6 Sep 2016

As many of you have requested, the PlayerIO Unity3D SDK now supports the WebGL build target.

Due to limitations in Unity3D, Multiplayer is not yet supported, but all the other features such as BigDB, PayVault and Authentication should be fully functional.

We hope to offer Multiplayer support for WebGL builds in the future if the networking capabilities become more robust, but we're still very excited to offer this and we can't wait to see the games you make.



PayVault is now available on the Free plan

Posted: 29 Jun 2016

It's been over a month now since we took over the PlayerIO service, and after listening to your feedback and considerations, we have decided to make the following changes to the pricing model:

  • PayVault is now available for everyone, so that you can take your time to try out the feature and implement it in your game before launching.

  • You can now have as many Connections as you want, since you need one Connection for each Authentication Type you want to enable.

On July 10th we will also start enforcing the limits of the Free plan. If your game is using premium features such as Sitebox, those features will become unavailable to your game, unless you upgrade to a premium plan before then.

The Plans and Pricing page has been updated to reflect these changes as well.



iOS support for IPv6 networks

Posted: 8 Jun 2016

Recently Apple announced that they would only approve apps that fully support IPv6 networks (NAT64/DNS64). Their full announcement: https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=05042016a

We have added support for these networks into our Unity client library. Please update if you intend to submit an iOS app built with Unity to Apple.

The Objective-C and Android client library were tested and both already work with IPv6 networks.



Premium Plan Updates

Posted: 1 Jun 2016

We've resolved the issues with our payment provider, and we are now ready to accept payments from everyone. If your game is not covered by the free plan, please go to your account page and sign up for a premium plan. On the same page you can see which plan would fit your game best, and there are also sample invoices for each plan that shows you the cost breakdown.

Given the transition issues we experienced after the service transfer from Yahoo, we've decided to not charge anything for the period of May 12th to May 31st. This means that we will only charge usage from June 1st and forward.

If you've signed up for a premium plan before that date, we will adjust your account accordingly.

If you have an active game and sign up now, we will adjust your account as if you signed up on June 1st.



Service Status page

Posted: 1 Jun 2016

As many of you have requested, we are launching a Service Status page where you can see the current status of the entire platform and the various components, as well as any recent issues.

Check it out here: PlayerIO Service Status

This should make it much easier for you to troubleshoot any issues in your games and see if they were caused by issues on the platform, or something else.

Resolved issues will be visible on the status page for a few days, so even if you missed an issue just as it's happening, you can still go back and check later, for example if your players report something that happened a while ago.



Please update Unity3D Client for iOS

Posted: 25 May 2016

We've just released an updated Unity3D client that removes a dependency on Yahoo's play.yahoo.com site.

If your game uses the Unity3D client library to build iOS games, you need to upgrade and release a new build of your app in the near future. This is in order to avoid your game breaking when Yahoo removes the play.yahoo.com site in the future.

Yahoo had accidentally removed the play.yahoo.com site which caused new installs of iOS games built with the Unity3D to fail after install when they called out to play.yahoo.com. However, Yahoo has since revived the play.yahoo.com site.

- Team PlayerIO



Update on payments

Posted: 18 May 2016

We know that some developers reported issues when trying to sign up for a premium plan. We are working with our payment provider to resolve all issues and ensure that signups work for everyone.

We are very thankful to everyone that has chosen to support us, and you can all rest assured that we will not shut down your game if you've tried to sign up and failed.

We hope to have these issues resolved promptly!

- Team PlayerIO



Welcome to the new PlayerIO!

Posted: 12 May 2016

The services formally known as the Yahoo Games Backend Services has been fully migrated out of the Yahoo data center to its new home in the PlayerIO data center. This marks the end of the transition period from Yahoo to The Games Platform Company. We'd like to thank Yahoo for their stewardship of the platform, and for allowing us to acquire and invest in the platform going forward.

Although the migration was supposed to happen seamlessly without any incurred downtime, various issues from both networking and storage components contributed to 1 hour and 40 minutes of partial to complete service downtime. We're not happy with this, and will be performing a post mortem on the migration during the next couple of days.

Going forward, our top priority will be ensuring a high level of stability and uptime. After that we intend to fix outstanding bugs, and then add the most requested features that developers like you have been asking for. In other words, our priorities are:

#1 Stability
#2 Bugs
#3 Features

If you currently have any issues or suggestions for us, please reach out to hello@gamesplatform.co.

Onwards and upwards!

- Team PlayerIO