PlayCanvas Cloud Build

Hi fellow PlayCanvas enthusiasts,

we have developed a Cloud Build backend for PlayCanvas projects to improve our production pipeline:

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The main features are:

  • Builds: Conveniently generate manually builds with one click or set up auto builds (e.g. nightly builds)
  • Branches: You can choose which branch to build from
  • Scenes: Add/Remove scenes per build if needed
  • Custom Settings: Change settings (e.g. Allow Cheats YES/NO) per build. Also custom fields with primitive values are supported and can be accessed in runtime
  • Post Build procedures: For instance, it can automatically add the “viewport-fit=cover” meta tag to your index.html, so your game gets displayed fullscreen on iOS devices. You can also add custom files per build.
  • Versioning: The Version number gets automatically displayed in the build
  • User Management: Add multiple users with your organisation E-Mail adress with different permissions (In development)
  • Easy Sharing: Builds get automatically uploaded to a server and are easily shareable (e.g. with your customer)
  • Mobile Testing: A QR code is generated, so you can test the build on your mobile device without typing the URL
  • Logging: Throw errors or warnings, e.g. when you have whitespaces in your asset names (which some servers don’t encode correctly)
  • File size overview: Hunt down the biggest files in your build
  • Asana Integration: When a build has finished, it generates automatically a card in your Asana board with a link to the build (we can also do a JIRA or Trello integration).
  • Auto-delete: Old builds can be automatically deleted, to free up server space

Currently this is just a tool we use internally. But if someone is interested in using it for themselves, let us know!

Maybe this tool at some point could even be integrated into the playcanvas.com environment? @dave @will @vaios

The tool uses the PlayCanvas REST API, thanks a lot for providing it!

Best,
Rene & Team

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That is a very elaborate tool, I can definitely see so many uses even for smaller teams.

You must be producing quite a number of Playcanvas games and apps, keep up the good work.

Thanks for sharing!

Looks great so far

That’s fantastic, I sent you an email @dexter_deluxe