Increase retention and monetization with online game chat

Build amazing GDPR-compliant online game chat, alerts, and leaderboards to take your games to the next level.

Attract and retain online game chat players


Build online/offline player rosters and use notifications to drive engagement

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

Use live statistics, scores and leaderboards for competition

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

Embed in-app chat for amazing gaming experiences

Keep control over content moderation, and analyze content for insights and analytics that inform game usage trends.

Keep game developers focused on game design



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

Get inspired by our customers

In-Game Chat

Don’t lose gamers (and your data) to other chat boards.

Game Notifications

Keep gamers engaged with alerts and updates.

Stats and Leaderboards

Use gamer stats to drive a little friendly competition.

Ready to build real-time features?

Start Building Online Features

Head over to our Unity Developer Path to learn more about how to start building engaging online features that your gamers will love!

API Tour

Explore PubNub's core features with our interactive and live-code tour.

How-to Add PubNub to Games

Learn how PubNub can to power online features for your game such as in-game chat, live-leaderboard updates, and alerts and notifications, all in real time.

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