Game Settings

The Game Settings menu can be found by clicking the Settings option in the Management Console side bar.

The following tabs are available in the Game Settings menu:

Game Settings

The Game Settings tab in the Game Settings menu provides a variety of settings to configure your game in LootLocker.

Fields

Game Name

The name of your game. This will be used throughout LootLocker, but also in a few instances in responses from the Game API.

Game Genre

The genre of your game. This helps us understand what types of games are being built on LootLocker and how we can be as helpful to you as possible.

Active

This decides if LootLocker accepts traffic from the game or not. Untick this box and no players will be able to authenticate with your game.

Sandbox Mode

Sandbox Mode allows you to use First Party platform stores without spending real money.

Game API Key

This is the Game API Key your game needs to communicate with LootLocker. You should prevent this from being read in your binary if possible.

Prevent Purchases

Selecting this tells LootLocker to reject all purchases with both soft currencies and real currencies.

Soft Currency

Activate this to enable Currencies in your game and name your currency.

A square (50x50px) logo for use in the LootLocker platform.

Badge

A rectangular (200x100px) image for use in the LootLocker platform.

Player Progression

Enable this to add XP and Leveling functionality to your game, and allow your players to progress in your game.

Message Title Max Length

The maximum number of characters a Message Title can have while still working well with your game.

Message Summary Max Length

The maximum number of characters allowed in the summary field for messages. Tweet lengths seem to work well to catch player's attention.

Platforms

The Platforms menu allows you to enable and configure the platforms your game will run on, and any specific data the platforms need from LootLocker for their integration with your game.

To enable a platform, click on the toggle next to the platform's name and enter the relevant information that appears below.

Character Classes

Character Classes are used to define different types of player characters in your game, what assets they can use or equip, and what assets they have in their inventory by default. The Character Class menu can be found in the Game Settings menu.

Default Character Class

The Default Character Class is the Character Class that a player is assigned when they start your game. A Default Character Class must always be defined.

Default Loadout

The Default Loadout of a Character Class is used to define what Assets a player with the specific Character Class will be assigned and equipped when their Character is created. The Default Loadout will display empty Asset Contexts Loadout Slots that have been assigned to this Character Class in the Context Configuration menu.

To Learn more about working with Character Classes, visit the How-to guide below.

Context Configuration

Contexts are categories to put your assets into in order to assign them a Complexity and other useful information. Contexts are used to determine what Character Classes can use the asset, and if an asset can be detached, or needs to be replaced by another one.

Context Settings

Before you start creating assets, you must first create a Context for that asset type and provide the following information:

Name

A simplified version of the Friendly Name, with no spaces or special characters.

Friendly Name

A display-friendly version of the Name.

Detachable?

Detachable Contexts can be unequipped from the Player’s Loadout. Learn more below.

Complexity

Select what type of Complexity this Context should have. Learn more here.

Character Classes

Select which Character Classes can equip this Context.

User Facing?

Allow this Context to be visible to players through First Party platforms, like Steam Inventories. This is required for Steam Marketplace to work.

Depends On

Select a Feature Unlock dependency for this Context.

Detachable

Asset Contexts can be marked as Detachable allowing them to be unequipped from the player’s Inventory. If an Asset Context is not set as Detachable, then this particular Loadout Slot must always have an Asset equipped in it.

Feature Unlocks

The Feature Unlocks Context is a default Context that cannot be edited. This Context can be assigned to Assets which can then be used in the Depends On field in the Context Configuration menu. The selected Asset must be owned by the Player in order for them to access this Context.

To learn more about using Contexts and setting up Assets, visit the How-to guides below.