Warning: This version (v1) of the API will be deprecated on May 1st 2015


Welcome to the Clay.io API documentation. The links to the left will be your biggest help in getting your game on the Clay.io platform, as well as optionally integrating the Clay.io API.

Our Goals

The Marketplace

With our marketplace, we not only want to provide more cross-platform distribution for your games through our own marketplace, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to distribute your game to other platforms.


We want to take the tedious tasks of game development, and make them into something you can do with a few lines of code. To get a feel for the features we offer, just look under the API category to the left!

You are not restricted to hosting the game on Clay.io in order to use the API. The API will work wherever you'd like to put your game!

Our Business Model

What do we get for providing these tools? We follow the typical model for marketplaces (Steam, iOS, etc) and take a cut of any revenue your game generates through us. Any purchases of your game that take place in the Clay.io store, and any in-game purchases using the Clay.io payment processing API will have 30% taken from it (you don't have to worry about the payment processor fees, that's all included in the 30%). If your game is completely free, you don't have to worry about any costs at all!

Status of the API

Our API is launched, fully functional and production-ready. For your benefit, we will constantly be updating and improving the API to maximize its functionality.

The Sandbox

The Sandbox is a great way to get familiar with the API, and test out code changes immediately!


We want your feedback on anything and everything. You can reach us at [email protected] or through the feedback tab on the bottom right of this page.

You can also get a hold of a couple of us on Skype: austinhallock and robertwleung.

Provide Feedback

We take customer support, and the quality of our developer tools and documentation very seriously. We want to hear how you think we can improve our documentation! Let us know if anything is missing, or unclear on this documentation page, and we'll get that fixed!