In the last chapter, we have covered our first dedicated server technology, Photon Server. In this chapter, we will be covering another dedicated server technology known as Player.IO.
Just like Photon Server, Player.IO runs dedicated server code, where players connect to the server and send messages, and the server processes game logic. Player.IO also includes a variety of other features such as login/account systems, databases, leaderboards, and so on. Additionally, it is similar to Photon Cloud in that servers are hosted by the service, and cannot be self-hosted.
In this chapter we will cover the following topics: