Deliver key features that improve player engagement and retention

PubNub enables you to quickly integrate real-time interactivity into your games, regardless of scale.

Attract, engage and retain your players

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Build community 

With PubNub, you can build your gamer community through game lobbies, chat, and social features

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Keep players engaged 

You can keep your players excited and engaged by adding in-game alerts, challenges, and leaderboards

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Stay organized and efficient 

Keep data from multiple players in the same game room synchronized

Capabilities to support your gamers real-time interactions

Online/offline player rosters and notifications

Know who is on and offline, send alerts to bring gamers back, and highlight in-game events, as they happen to drive engagement.

Live statistics, scores and leaderboards 

Stream live score updates and player statistics to dashboards in real time.

Embedded chat functionality 

Embed in-app chat for amazing gaming experiences. Keep control over content moderation, and analyse content for insights and analytics that inform game usage trends.

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Looking to run in-game experiments in real-time?

In today's fast-paced gaming world, staying ahead means making intelligent decisions quickly. PubNub Illuminate helps you create more engagement and faster game growth through real-time experimentation, with minimal demand on your engineering team.

Pocket Gems


Pocket Gems uses PubNub to power the in-game chat and multiplayer aspects of War Dragons.


Pocket Gems no longer has to worry about building and maintaining real-time infrastructure in order to power their games. Instead, they’re able to focus on building great games and continuing to deliver engaging and exciting real-time games. PubNub enabled Pocket Gems to create a great multiplayer experience in their hugely successful game War Dragons; PubNub is the real-time solution they love to revisit for new features and new games.

"DevOps isn’t our core competency. I’d much rather work with a dedicated service like PubNub to fulfill a well-defined need, like quickly transmitting data between players, so our engineering team can focus on the hard problems that are unique to our business."

David Underhill
VP of Engineering

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