Unity just announced the acquisition of ChilliConnect, a provider of game networking and live operations services. This is their second such acquisition in less than a month after they purchased DeltaDNA back in September.
Details from the Unity blog:
Today we’re excited to confirm that Unity has acquired ChilliConnect, the live game management services company. With the addition of ChilliConnect to the Unity ecosystem, we’re adding even more options for developers. ChilliConnect provides cloud-based game services to enable backend operations at scale allowing anyone to add online game features without needing to stand up individual servers. But that’s only part of it. Their full-stack toolkit includes LiveOps capabilities and real-time analytics, so building and operating a connected game becomes more of a reality.
A deeper look at ChilliConnect
ChilliConnect’s strengths lie in flexible backend services, powering a variety of solutions to help game developers of all sizes.
- Game Services: Backend management tools that are proven to scale to millions of players, including a custom player account system, cloud coding mechanism, and cloud data storage (among other things).
- Analytics: An integrated analytics dashboard gives developers an inside look at essential KPIs, such as Player Retention, MAU, DAU and more.
- LiveOps: A toolkit in and of itself offering downloadable content, notifications, A/B testing and promotions.
Currently ChilliConnect is platform agnostic, offering SDK support for both Unreal and Unity as well as an HTTP interface. Unity announced they have no intention of changing this and that ChilliConnect will remain an independent company. You can learn more about the acquisition and about ChilliConnect’s products and services in the video below.