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Version control

Uploading your Game Build
Update your game

Understanding Branches

Master Branch

The Master Branch is used for public release. Once a new version of the game has been approved and a new release is on the way. Users must create a new build on Master and upload there the Game Build in a new Depot.
We recommend to upload the Game Build to the TEST branch first in order to check that everything is running correctly before making it public.

Test Branch

This branch is used for closed beta access using Beta Codes. Publishers will be able to upload every new version of the game to test it internally or with the community before making it public.
This branch is also used for the pre-alpha versions when a game is not released yet.

Develop Branch

(Coming Soon)
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Upgrading Version

Every new Build represents a new version of the Game. So every time that a publisher wants to release a new version of the game, it is needed to create a new build, and then activate it. When users launch Elixir, it will detect a new version is available and will prompt users to download the update before playing.
When the old build is active, users will be able to keep playing.
When a new build is activated. The players are forced to update

Your First Build

Builds in Elixir Platform are used for version control. Every new Build represent a new version of the Game. Creating a build is a simple task:
  • Choose your own version naming
  • Have control of which build you have active to perform new releases and rollbacks
Do not forget to activate the Build once everything is ready. Also, you can always de-activate it when you want to close the access to the game. Or perform a roll-back by activating older builds just by using the toggles:

Your First Depot

Now that you have created a Game Build. Let upload the file so you can start playing it. For this you will need to configure the Depot: A configuration file that will include information about the Game File and how to execute it.
  • Installation Path: Do not modify this path. We are planning on removing it from here for the next version.
  • Launch Command: It should follow a structure like "<InstallationPath>/<route to the executable file>". See Recommendations​

Recommendations

We recommend to upload a zip file made out of selecting all the files in the Game Build instead than doing it from a folder as follows: