Beamable Documentation

Welcome! Here is everything you need to get setup and become a Beamable expert.

Begin with the Getting Started section, learn more about Beamable features in the Manual, and check out the Script Reference APIs for advanced workflows.

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Product Overview

Beamable is the low-code option for rapidly adding social, commerce, and content management features to your live game. Learn how to do that with Beamable's online product documentation.

Game makers know that building, launching, and scaling a live game (one where players play together) requires a wide range of engineering, devops, and liveops technology that most game teams are not resourced to create.

Focus on what matters — the game, the art, the experience, the story — and leave the rest to Beamable.

Beamable

Beamable is the most efficient way to build, manage, and scale a Unity-powered live game.

  • Build - Uses a low-code approach to Unity projects with drag & drop features and UI that is shippable as-is or fully skinnable

  • Manage - Includes a suite of tools via Unity Editor and web browser for launching live events, editing player data, creating content, and more

  • Scale - Backed by the scalable Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing service that has served over 30 million players with a high-quality and cost-effective user experience

Features

Beamable provides an SDK that enables game makers to easily add social, commerce and content management features to their games with a low-code approach that uses drag-and-drop Feature PrefabFeature Prefab - The drag-and-drop template for a specific Beamable product features inside Unity. The offerings are organized by FeatureFeature - An individual aspect of the Beamable product used to create a great user experience. This documentation has a page per Feature as well as helpful GuideGuide - A how-to guide to create a great user experience pages which serve as a high-level how-to.

Feature

Detail

Account HUD

UI to open login flow

Admin Flow

UI for game commands and cheats.
Use “~” to open in-game console

Analytics

Allow game maker to track player behavior

Announcements Flow

Allow player to manage announcements

Cloud Save

Allow player to store progress

Currency HUD

UI for virtual currency

Inventory Flow

Allow player to manage inventory

Leaderboard Flow

Allow player to manage leaderboard

Login Flow

Allow player to manage account

Skinning

Allow game maker to customize appearance of UI

Store Flow

Allow player to shop

Tournament Flow

Allow game maker to set up a recurring tournament

Tool Windows

Each Tool WindowTool Window - A group of related Beamable editing functionality for game makers allows game makers to develop with and maintain the Beamable FeatureFeature - An individual aspect of the Beamable product used to create a great user experiences in the game project.

Tool Window

Detail

Content Manager

The content item administration

Portal

The web-based project administration

Theme Manager

Allow game maker to customize appearance of UI

Toolbox

The drag & drop palette of Beamable features

Beamable SDK For Unity

Beamable is available for Unity via the Package Manager, making the installation and update of versions a one click operation.

  • Easy To Install
  • Drag and Drop
  • Flexible UI

The Beamable "SDK For Unity"

Beamable Portal

Beamable offers a centralized web application that provides everything needed to operate a free to play game. Schedule Live Events, manage leaderboards, setup promo codes, launch message campaigns, and more.

  • Live game operations
  • Marketing automation and player support
  • Fully-accessible from any web browser

The Beamable "Portal"

Beamable Documentation

This docs.beamable.com provides everything needed to use Beamable for game development.

  • Guides- A how-to GuideGuide - A how-to guide to create a great user experience to get started and create a great user-experience. This answers the "How?" in the development process
  • Features - Like a dictionary to lookup deeper info on a specific Beamable FeatureFeature - An individual aspect of the Beamable product used to create a great user experience. This answers the "What?" in the development process
  • Script Reference - List of all public API to the Beamable codebase. A great place for advanced users to learn more

The Glossary contains the common terms used in the Beamable documentation and product.

Follow the latest doc additions on the Changelog.

Updated about a month ago



Product Overview


Beamable is the low-code option for rapidly adding social, commerce, and content management features to your live game. Learn how to do that with Beamable's online product documentation.

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