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Get Started for Developers

This section provides the resources to help game developers to get started with the Leaderboards and Tournaments Service.

The Leaderboards and Tournaments API supports a variety of options and features, so it can be challenging to know where to start. We recommend that you work through the Android tutorial and then integrate a basic tournament into your game.

Major Leaderboards and Tournaments Components

The major components of the Leaderboards and Tournaments service include:

Game API: Use the Game API to integrate Leaderboards and Tournaments competitions into your games. For details about the Game API, see the Game API reference.

Tournament Organizer Twitch Extension: Game On Tournament Organizer is a Twitch extension that enables Twitch streamers to create Leaderboards and Tournaments tournaments for their games.

Leaderboards and Tournaments Console: Use the Leaderboards and Tournaments Console to perform Admin Tasks, for example to create and manage Leaderboards and Tournaments competitions.

Admin API: The Admin API provides programmatic access to the same capabilities as the Leaderboards and Tournaments Console. For details about the Admin API, see the Admin API reference.

Quickstart Resources

GameMaker

Get started with the Leaderboards and Tournaments extension and Demo project for GameMaker.

Unity

Get started with the Leaderboards and Tournaments Unity Starter Kit and Leaderboards and Tournaments Sample Unity Game. See the Unity Resources.

Android Tutorial

To work through a quick example of Leaderboards and Tournaments integration, explore our Android tutorial.

This tutorial starts with a very simple Android game, and steps through the integration steps required to create a Leaderboards and Tournaments tournament for the game.

Learn About Leaderboards and Tournaments

Feature Descriptions

To learn about all the different Leaderboards and Tournaments features, see Leaderboards and Tournaments Overview and Feature Descriptions.

Simple Tournament Steps

To implement a simple tournament for your game, you need to add only a few of the Leaderboards and Tournaments API integration points into your game software. To learn about these integration points, see Tournament Integration

Additional Tournament Features

Leaderboards and Tournaments supports a variety of tournament types, scoring options and other features. To learn how to integrate these features into your game, see Additional Tournament Features

API Reference Documentation

API reference specs provide details of all the methods, required and optional parameters, and the payload returned in each response.

Game API

For details about the Game API, see the Leaderboards and Tournaments Game API reference.

Admin API

For details about the Admin API, see the Leaderboards and Tournaments Admin API reference.