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Introducing SparksJam Game Jam, September 24th, Dublin and Online

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GameSparks, the most comprehensive backend development platform for games, has announced its premier ‘SparksJam’ game jam, in partnership with Pulse College. SparksJam will be hosted in Dublin, and across the Internet, on Saturday 24th of September.   Established in 2013, GameSparks is one of the world’s most trusted server-side development tools, and as active supporters

Why your game needs BaaS?

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  What is Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS)? Backend as a Service can be a confusing term.  In GameSparks, it means providing developers with everything they need from the server-side on a pay as you go basis.  There are a number of key things here.  The first is the scope of what a Backend as a Service should offer.

Leaderboards – The original and best social feature

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  Leaderboards are probably the oldest social feature used in games and are used to increase the level of competition amongst players by ranking them in a variety of ways with the aim of generating more game play.  Space Invaders, which was first released in 1978, is reputed to be the first game to use them

Microtransactions: 3 common misconceptions

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This is a guest post from Lori Bray who is a qualified journalist and has spent many years working within the games industry. Microtransactions have a bad rap.  No one wants to see their app featured on the Daily Show for fleecing a ten-year-old out of $1500.  Or be known as the developer who ruined

Using Real-world Data to Enhance the Gaming Experience

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Top 5 things you need to consider Games have been using real-world data to enhance the gaming experience for a long time now – it is not a new concept.  It does, however, seem to go in and out of fashion and rather than simply being a function of popularity, it seems the trends are

Flip Sports Review

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Here at GameSparks, we love World Cup summers and are looking forward to the start of the competition in a couple of weeks time.  This World Cup is special for us (we didn’t exist for the last one) as we have a number of football themed games launching on the GameSparks platform at this time. 

Unleash the power of the cloud by integrating Unity with GameSparks

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  Are you working with Unity to build games? Unleash the power of the cloud by integrating Unity with GameSparks’ complete Games-as-a-Service platform.  Integration is straight forward – there is an SDK.  The following post explains where to get it and how to integrate it.  Our service is completely free up until you hit 10,000

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