Social Infrastructure at Scale

Open-source server for social and realtime games.

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01 Laser fast install

> brew install nakama cockroachdb > cockroach start --background; # database engine > nakama migrate up; # run once per install/upgrade > nakama

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What you can build

Nakama is the open-source scalable server that makes building social and realtime games dramatically easier. Build any kind of gameplay from MMO/MOBA and PvP to all kinds of casual social games.

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    Built for any cloud

    Nakama is cloud-agnostic. Easily switch between cloud providers and avoid lock-in or run it on private servers.

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    Social Server

    Use built-in social graph for friends and groups, add social login and you can build your own community of players in game.

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    Realtime

    With the realtime multiplayer engine, matchmake queries and in-game chat you can build modern engaging games.

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    Core Game APIs

    First-class APIs for guilds, leaderboards, player data and more lets you spend less time writing server code.

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    Strong Consistency

    Nakama leverages cutting edge database technology to ensure your data is always safe at scale.

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    Always Online

    Nakama automatically self heals in bad network conditions and hardware degradation so your players always have access to your games.

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    Local Development

    Download Nakama to your personal machine and develop using the exact same server as you'd run in the cloud.

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    OSS Apache Licence

    Nakama is free software, released under Apache license v2.0. Nakama has an active and growing developer community.

03 Community Users

Loved and used by many...

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Install in seconds on Windows, OS X and Linux

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04 System Architecture

Built for developers

We measure our success in how little server code you have to write. Quickly integrate our simple, composable APIs that are battle-tested for scale and built for high availability. Nakama lets you spend your development time on app improvements and ship them faster.

  • Libraries that play nice with your existing stack for desktop, web, iOS, and Android — from Unity and Unreal to Defold.
  • World-class documentation, guides, and scripts that make building any gameplay experience simple and easy.
  • Upgrade your mission critical live games without downtime or surprises.
  • Chat directly with our friendly engineers anytime if you need support. Join the community on Gitter.
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Build realtime live games

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