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The Easiest Way to Build, Deploy and Scale Game Backends

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The Easiest Way to Build, Deploy and Scale Game Backends


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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Gamesparks offers very much great offers like everything you need for making a game whether it may be setting up the leaderboards or having save systems. It has great testing features so that you can first test your games before publishing it into the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

GameSparks is really a great tool but when it comes to pricing, it will go too much high on testing purpose and all the things. So I must say that it shouldn't beused by any newbie in gaming industry who is making small games. It should be used by those who have high gaming budget. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

GameSparks is a complete platform for games and is also good for multiplayer management, so it is recommended by me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GameSparks is a nice tool which I've used for prototyping and managing the in-game analytics of my game like loading and saving part of the games and it is a very intuitive software. But as this tool was only limites to US and EU, I can't use it in India. So even if ut was successfully implemented, I was able to use only in US, not in India, so I have recently stopped using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

GameSparks is by far the easest backend servace we have tried to integrate. Other solutions were comparativly convoluded and feature poor. Reporting,user tracking, and implementing our ingame store. The Matchmaking and its integration into our stat tracking was especialy usefull. They update the SDK's frequently based off user feedback, and their live support is super helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The documentation can be veary tech forward and some may find it intimidating but thats largely ballanced out by the overall flexability and responsiveness of the system overall. We never ran into a problem that couldnt be solved through the docs or a 4 hr back and forth with support. The update cycle for the unreal plugin seems to have fallen off the wayside as of 4.18. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are implementing it in unreal there are several builds of the SDK that have been updated and work fine. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gamesparks provides the backend services for our multiplayer first-person shooter. From matchmaking to the in-game economy Gamesparks has us covered. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

It was one of the leading backend services for indie game developers. They were actively developing the software and supported users through their forums. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

After its Amazon acquisition, development mostly stopped. There hasn't been anything new for about a year and a half, and most of the original team has left the project. Unfortunately, an alleged undercover customer support representative said they were "sundowning" the project and tried to make a new project that would tie into Amazon's services to nickel and dime you as much as possible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

My recommendation for GameSparks is to consider alternatives. Their main competitor, even after being acquired by a very large company, continues to have new developments. Also, though they don't provide official support to users that aren't in their higher pricing tier, they actually still provide a LOT of support through their forums. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were trying to make a game that required a lot of generic gaming backend services. Gamesparks was initially that product, but our confidence in the product is lost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Is powerful, it has everything you may need for developing a full multiplayer backend game (social, data storage, leaderboards, game economy, analytics, etc.).

Is also "easy" to use (not that you can do everything on one click, but you have a lot of documentation, different examples, and everything to start developing all your needed features). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is headed only for robust games and medium-big companies as it can be expensive; they have programs for indies, but I still think it is not the best solution for small companies or small games. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Is the main backend service for a multiplayer game we have out in mobile stores. It is easy to mantain, and has a lot of testing tools so you can have everything prepared and tested before going on production. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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