Publish to Alipay Mini Games

Starting with Cocos Creator v2.4.12, creating games for the Alipay Mini Games is officially supported.

Environment Configuration

  • Download Alipay Mini Program Studio on the PC and install it.

  • Download Alipay and install it on your phone.

  • The minimum supported version of Alipay on Android is 10.3.70, on iOS is 10.3.70.

Release Process

Use Cocos Creator to open the project that needs to be released. Open the Build panel from the Menu bar -> Project, select Alipay Mini Game in the Platform dropdown and then click Build.

Configuration Options

The specific filling rules for the relevant options configuration are as follows:

  • Main Bundle Compression Type

    Set the compression type of the main package, please refer to the built-in Asset Bundle — main documentation for details.

  • Main Bundle Is Remote

    This option is optional and needs to be used with the Resource Server Address option.
    If set, the main package is configured as a remote package, and along with its related dependent resources are built into a built-in Asset Bundle — main under the remote folder of the release package directory. You need to upload the entire remote folder to the remote server.

  • Start Scene Asset Bundle

    This option is optional.
    If set, the start scene and its related dependent resources are built into the built-in Asset Bundle — start-scene to speed up the resource loading of the start scene. Please refer to the Start Scene Loading for details.

  • Resource Server Address

    This option is optional and used to fill in the address of the remote server where the resources are stored. You need to manually upload the remote folder from the release package directory to the filled resource server after build.

Run the Preview

  • After the build is complete, click the Open button behind the Build Path. You can see that the alipay mini game's project folder alipay directory is generated under the default release path build directory, which has included alipay mini game environment configuration file game.json.

  • Use Alipay Mini Program Studio to open alipay directory. Next, you can open alipay mini game project to preview and debug game content.

Resource Management for Alipay Mini Game Environment

Alipay Mini Game is similar to the WeChat Mini Game. There are restrictions on the package size. Resources over 4MB must be downloaded via a network request.

Cocos Creator already helps developers with downloading, caching and version management of remote resources. The specific implementation logic and operation steps are similar to the WeChat Mini game. Please refer to the Resource Management for WeChat Mini Game documentation for details.

Note: currently, Alipay Mini Game only supports loading resources from remote server via HTTPS on the physical device, so the resource file must be placed on the HTTPS server, otherwise the resource loading failure will occur.

Limitations of the Alipay Mini Games

The following modules are still not supported:

  • WebView
  • VideoPlayer

About Documentation

Since Alipay Mini Game related documentation is currently only available internally, developers can directly contact the members of Alipay integration group if needed.

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