User Manual

PlayCanvas Hosting

The fastest, easiest, most convenient way to publish your game is to publish it to

Publishing to PlayCanvas consists of two simple steps:

  1. Publish a new Build
  2. Set the build as the Primary Build

To publish you will need to have at least one scene in your project.

Publishing a new Build

Publish Button


Publish New Build

Select scenes

Builds are given permanent link in the form This link will be valid until you delete the build. If you want to share a link to your game, you should probably use the published project link explained below.

Selecting a Primary Build

Click Builds on the same popup.


Here you can see a list of existing published builds.

You can also set the Primary Build for your project, by clicking on the banner icon on the left of each build. This will be the build that users play when they click on the PLAY button on the project's home page.

It's useful to have a single link that will always refer to the latest version of your game. That way you don't have to worry about broken links when you delete old builds. This is why each project has a Primary Build link. This will always be in the form

If you are sharing a link to your game you should use the Primary Build link. That means you know it won't change when you re-publish.

The first time you publish a build, it will automatically become the Primary Build. For any subsequent build, you can choose when to assign it to be the Primary Build. This means that you can publish builds and test them before finally publishing them to your audience.