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Photon Realtime Features

Develop and launch realtime multiplayer games globally whether you are an indie developer or a AAA studio.


Photon Cloud is available globally to guarantee low latency and shortest round-trip times for your multiplayer games worldwide.


We offer you required messaging rates reliably. Our realtime SaaS is the right choice for you whether with TCP, HTTP, Websockets or RUDP.


You won't find a backend supporting more platforms.
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Highly Scalable

Distributed worldwide Photon Cloud scales seamless and automatically even for tens of thousands of concurrent users.
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Matchmaking API

Match players randomly or by specific filters into games. Or create a list of open rooms and let players pick one.
It works. Simply and fast.


With their turnkey API our client SDKs allow you to develop simultaneous gameplay with ease.
You imagine it, we provide the tools.

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Code Examples

Photon Unity Networking (PUN) re-implements and enhances the features of Unity’s built-in networking. Under the hood, it uses Photon’s features to communicate and match players.
The API is very similar to Unity’s. Developers with prior networking experience in Unity will feel at home immediately. An automatic converter assists you porting existing multiplayer projects.

PUN and Unity Networking are compared in detail in this developer docs' page.



Connecting our loadbalanced servers is as easy. You can use the passed in string to distinguish between versions or use it to group clients.

Join a Game


To join any existing game (often referred to as room as well) that is all it takes. Filters for max amount of players and game specific criteria are optionally passed in.

Create a Game

public void OnConnectedToMaster()
    PhotonNetwork.CreateRoom("Room42", true, true, 4);

Set up a new room using CreateRoom. Hand it over the room's name, the room's ability to be found by others, the option for others to join in and the max player count.

Start Multiplayer

    .OpRaiseEvent((byte)eventCode, (byte)interestGroup, (Hashtable)customEventContent, (bool)sendReliable)

Exchange in-game-data, set remote object properties e.a. sending them by RPC.

For further samples, a complete quickstart tutorial, demos and references see the online documentation for Photon PUN .

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