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Nakama Open-Source

Join us in creating the first open-source distributed server for social and realtime games and apps.

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The popular open-source game server

Own your infrastructure in one open-source package.
All realtime, social and competitive APIs needed for games.

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Heroic Labs ♥ Open-Source

We sponsor and support active open-source projects that help game developers.

  • Godot

    Godot Engine

    Godot is a 2D and 3D, cross-platform game engine. A powerful yet user-friendly tool that you can use to develop any kind of game.

    Godot is completely free and open-source under the very permissive MIT license. Your game is yours, down to the last line of engine code.

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  • Defold

    Defold Engine

    Defold is a free and open game engine used for development of console, desktop, mobile and web games.

    Defold was created by Ragnar Svensson and Christian Murray. King and Defold started a partnership in 2013 and King acquired Defold in 2014.

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Contribute to Nakama open-source

The community is growing and we welcome feature contributions, bug fixes, documentation improvements, and any other ways you can contribute. Nakama developers use the GitHub issues tracker to share and discuss changes.

To get started with contributing, follow these steps:

Create a Git branch to work on

Commit your work with clear commit messages and sign-offs

Open a PR against the Nakama repository

Open-Source Licenses

Server License

Apache 2.0. Commercial licenses are also available. Please contact us for more information.

Client Licenses

All client libraries are licensed under Apache 2.0.

Third-party drivers

Licenses will vary. See the individual driver documentation for details.

Documentation License

Documentation: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Get started with Nakama

Build social, multiplayer, and competitive features into your game with Nakama’s scalable, open source back end.

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