Add Your First Game

After setting up an account on the Skillz Developer Portal, enabling Skillz tournaments for your game is as easy as following these six steps:

Step 1: Add New Game

To add a game, go to the dashboard tab of the Developer Portal, and then click the Get Started - Add Your Game button. This will take you through our wizard to register your new game with Skillz. On the first step, you will input Game Info: supported platforms, app title, app ID's, currency, gameplay orientation, and win metric for your game.


Step 2: Integration

Now you will need to download the Skillz SDK and integrate it into your game.

Your new game has now been assigned a unique "Game ID" - this means your game is now registered with Skillz. You will use this Game ID in the integration process to allows Skillz to identify your game. When you correctly integrate your game with the Game ID, the game will be automatically registered with our Sandbox server so you can immediately begin testing! 

This page has three main sections: Documentation, Download SDK, and Examples. Under the Documentation section, there is a link to our Getting Started Documentation for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to complete the integration. In the Download SDK section, you will be able to download the Skillz SDK. In the Examples section, there will be example projects outlining the Skillz integration steps.


Step 3: Customize your Tournaments

Now it's time to configure the tournaments that will be available in your game.


You can also add default Game Parameters (iOS or Android) that will be applied to all your tournaments on this step. You can always modify these Game Parameters later.


Step 4: Manage Game Assets

Now you will add information and assets for your game, including a description, an App Store URL, an App icon and a screenshot of your gameplay.  These data will be used by Skillz to promote your game, include it in on our Game Portal, and create tutorials.



Step 5: Theme Customization

In this step, you will be able to customize the look of your SDK by configuring colors and images that display to your players. 

Step 6: Go Live

In the step, once you've thoroughly tested your game in our Sandbox environment, you'll update your game to point to our Production environment, upload the new binary, and submit your game to Skillz.  We'll review your game to make sure everything is good to go, then release it into the wild with your new multiplayer tournament management system!

Optional: Push Notifications

In this step, you will set up your game to enable Skillz' push notifications.  With experience across 1000+ game SKUs, we've found our push notification campaigns to be an extraordinarily successful way to retain and engage players.



Next Steps

Now you can monitor your game's performance with our built in developer analytics suite, and, when it's ready, you can request cash tournaments be enabled for your game, so you can start earning!