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Game backends

Game backends are used to manage game and player state, as well as integrate social- and platform-level features into the game that support the gaming experience. Player profile management, item and inventory storage, and stats and leaderboards are examples of services hosted in game backends. Game backends are typically built as REST APIs that are accessed by clients using HTTPS. However, other approaches are also common, such as WebSockets that provide bidirectional channels for use cases, such as client notifications for in-game chat and presence. Game backends can be deployed using a variety of different deployment architectures, including using instances, containers, or a serverless architecture.