Heroic Newsletter: April 2024

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April 12, 2024

Find out about our latest activities (including an exclusive event at GDC), learn about our powerful new integration with Amazon GameLift, and catch up on the latest news and releases.

Halfbrick Studios’ Heroic Rebuild of Magic Brick Wars

Magic Brick Wars

When the original backend provider for Halfbrick Studios’ Magic Brick Wars was deprecated, the team found themselves in search not only for a replacement but an partner to help build the game back bigger and better than before.

Using the powerful feature set of Nakama and the flexibility of Hiro, they were able to rebuilt the game in less than 9 weeks and eliminate 75% of the previous backend code in the process! Check out the full story here.

Announcing the New Nakama-GameLift Plugin


The long-standing partnership between Heroic Labs and AWS continues to deepen, bringing new and exciting solutions to enable game developers and studios to build anything they can imagine with greater ease than ever before.

Announced live at GDC 2024 and now available to all, we have released an open-source Nakama-GameLift Plugin that enables session-based multiplayer gameplay utilizing the rich social and matchmaker features of Nakama combined with the power of Amazon GameLift fleet management. Check out the full story here.

Heroic Labs at GDC 2024

GDC is a can’t miss event in the games industry and this year was no exception! Along with the exciting release of our Nakama-GameLift Plugin with our partners at Amazon, we also co-hosted an exclusive Tech Brunch and networking event with our friends at Deconstructor of Fun and Konvoy, and, of course, had a great time catching up old friends and making new ones!

GDC 2024

We have more exclusive events coming up throughout the year, so if you didn’t get a chance to attend GDC and our Tech Brunch there, keep an eye out for the next one here in our newsletter. And, as always, we’re happy to chat anytime so contact us to set up a time today.

OneSignal Satori Integration Released

Relevant, real-time notifications keep your game top-of-mind, and a solid multi-channel strategy including push, email, in-app messages, and SMS increases retention rates and helps you monetize your players. OneSignal empowers gaming apps from small startups to established studios like Zynga to engage and retain their gamers to drive usage and revenue.

Satori SDKs Released for Godot, Flutter, and Swift

With a huge thanks to our community contributor Faiad Sufyan we’re pleased to announce that full Satori support is now available in the Godot, Dart/Flutter, and Swift clients, enabling more developers and studio teams than ever to take advantage of LiveOps tooling previously available only to the largest studios.

Catch Up on the Latest News

Make sure you’re up to date on feature announcements, important guidance, new documentation, and more.

  • We’ve just released Nakama v3.21.0 - adding a new Fleet Manager API for powering session-based multiplayer games, along with the usual improvements and fixes. Read the release notes here.
  • Hiro v1.9.0 introduces improvements to the Storage Personalizer and Progression systems in Hiro.

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