Product Update Roundup: Pragma Integration and AWS Auto Scaling

You can now easily orchestrate your game while using Pragma’s services. And we’ve updated our automatic scaling tech to include AWS as an option. Here’s what you need to know.

The Pragma Backend Game Engine is the ideal backend solution for ambitious games because it’s fully extensible, so you’re never blocked. You always have full source code access, can host player accounts, get social features, and use their matchmaking. Together, we’ve launched the Capacity Provider plugin, so you can get all the features of our scalable hosting and orchestration through Pragma.

Switch it on, fill in your details, and you’re ready to go. We’ll then automatically launch game servers in the best location. Every time. It’s as simple as that.

What do you need?

If you want to use with Pragma with Gameye, you just need three things:

  1. A paid DockerHub account. We use Docker containers to host your game image, so we’ll need permission to pull these images from Docker.
  2. A Gameye account. Give us a shout and we’ll get you set up with your details.
  3. Pragma’s Capacity Provider Plugin. Configure the plugin with your Gameye details and it’ll do the rest.

How does it work?

When a player wants to enter a match, Pragma handles getting them into a party, matched up with other players, and into an appropriate match.

The Gameye Capacity Provider plugin in Pragma tells Gameye to spin up a game server for that match. Pragma then sends the server IP and port to the players’ game clients so that everyone can go play together.

Protect yourself from spikes

In other news, we’ve updated our automatic scaling tech to include AWS as an option. Once your capacity reaches a certain threshold, we automatically start booting up new servers in the cloud. Just set your limit and we’ll handle everything else.

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more, reach out to our support team. They’ll help you make sure you’ve got everything set up properly.