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Backers Plugin

AileronSplit - Code Plugins - Aug 14, 2022

Crowdfunding platforms integration with backer benefits management system.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.27, 5.0 - 5.1
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Backers Unreal Engine Plugin provides a framework for Unreal Engine developers to easily manage custom backer benefits in games and applications, authorize tester accounts, or give access to exclusive content for VIP clients.


Overview video: https://youtu.be/Brp_yRPql_4


The framework consist of two parts, the plugin itself which is available here on the Unreal Engine Marketplace, and the backend API server which is available for free as an Open Source project on both GitHub as source code and Docker Hub as an installable docker image.


The online backend API is needed to accommodate OAuth2 protocol for exchanging information with various crowdfunding platforms. To install it on your web server and configure it for your crowdfunding campaign you can follow the installation guide in the INSTALL.md document in the GitHub repository. See video tutorial for more info.

Technical Details

Features:

  • Customizable backer tiers and game versions,
  • OAuth2 implementation for crowdfunding platforms (Patreon enabled by default),
  • Separate manual authorization system for testers and clients,
  • Easy-to-use authorization state events in blueprints,
  • Authorization code persistence between runs,
  • Secure info exchange,
  • Open sourced backend API for transparency and community contributions,
  • API server administration user interface.


Code Modules:

  •  Backers (Runtime)


Number of Blueprints: 1

Number of C++ Classes: 5

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: Windows, Linux

Supported Target Build Platforms: Windows, Linux


Documentation: https://github.com/aileron-split/unreal-backers-api/wiki

Video tutorial: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaBGYdW1AFebsNeYJuV8UV4INdV-1yOks


Important/Additional Notes:

Please seek legal counseling on how implementing crowdfunding backer's benefits in your application might affect your publisher, distributor or other agreements.