In August of 2021, Amazon officially announced that the current version of GameSparks is being sunset and that all games on the platform need to be migrated to a new platform by September of 2022.
Beamable has been named a GameSparks migration partner. GameSparks has prepared documentation for mapping each GameSparks feature to a Beamable feature, complete with approach and code examples. You can access that documentation here: https://docs.gamesparks.com/transition.
Below is a table with various GameSparks features, as well as a link to their documentation explaining how to migrate those features.
|Achievements||Utilize Items or Stats as a replacement for Achievements, depending on the game's needs.|
|Authentication||Authenticate users using either Frictionless or Username / Password authentication.|
|Authentication (3rd party)||Authenticate using various 3rd-party sign in methods. See Identity section.|
|Chat||1:1 migration using the Chat feature.|
|Cloud Code/Microservices||Migrates to the Microservices feature, very similar conceptually.|
|Currency||1:1 migration using the Virtual Currency feature.|
|Data Transition||Microservices are the best fit for converting this feature.|
|Downloadables||No direct replacement, but Content and/or Microservices can be used similarly to replicate it.|
|Emails||The Mail feature handles most of the heavy lifting, but the SendGrid API must be rebuilt.|
|Leaderboards||1:1 migration using the Leaderboards feature.|
|Leaderboard Partitions||Functionality can be recreated using the Leaderboards feature.|
|Leaderboard Reset||Reset via the Leaderboard REST API.|
|Manage Screens||Must be mostly rebuilt using Microservices.|
|Player Manager||The player management dashboard is located in the Portal.|
|Matchmaking||1:1 migration using the Matchmaking feature.|
|Managed Events||Must be mostly rebuilt using Microservices.|
|Teams / Groups||The Groups feature is similar.|
|Virtual Goods||1:1 migration with the Stores feature.|
|Virtual Goods (3rd Party)||Nearly 1:1 migration with the Stores - Custom Purchaser feature.|
Updated about 2 months ago