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This section is for advanced usage. You're usually good to go by using the client-side methods. If you think you can't achieve your goal with the client-side methods, you should consider using the ones described on this page.

The methods described below are provided by the matchMaker singleton, which can be imported from the "colyseus" package:

import { matchMaker } from "colyseus";
const matchMaker = require("colyseus").matchMaker;

.createRoom(roomName, options)

Create a new room

Parameters:

  • roomName: the identifier you defined on gameServer.define().
  • options: options for onCreate

const room = await matchMaker.createRoom("battle", { mode: "duo" });
console.log(room);
/*
  { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false }
*/

.joinOrCreate(roomName, options)

Join or create a room and return a client seat reservation.

Parameters:

  • roomName: the identifier you defined on gameServer.define().
  • options: options for the client seat reservation (for onJoin/onAuth)

const reservation = await matchMaker.joinOrCreate("battle", { mode: "duo" });
console.log(reservation);
/*
  {
    "sessionId": "zzzzzzzzz",
    "room": { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false }
  }
*/

Consuming the seat reservation

You can use consumeSeatReservation() from the client-side to join the room by its reserved seat.

.reserveSeatFor(room, options)

Reserve a seat for a client in a room.

Consuming the seat reservation

You can use consumeSeatReservation() from the client-side to join the room by its reserved seat.

Parameters:

  • room: room data (result from createRoom(), etc)
  • options: options for onCreate

const reservation = await matchMaker.reserveSeatFor("battle", { mode: "duo" });
console.log(reservation);
/*
  {
    "sessionId": "zzzzzzzzz",
    "room": { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false }
  }
*/

.join(roomName, options)

Join a room and return seat reservation. An exception is thrown if there are no rooms available for roomName.

Parameters:

  • roomName: the identifier you defined on gameServer.define().
  • options: options for the client seat reservation (for onJoin/onAuth)

const reservation = await matchMaker.join("battle", { mode: "duo" });
console.log(reservation);
/*
  {
    "sessionId": "zzzzzzzzz",
    "room": { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false }
  }
*/

Consuming the seat reservation

You can use consumeSeatReservation() from the client-side to join the room by its reserved seat.

.joinById(roomId, options)

Join a room by id and return client seat reservation. An exception is thrown if a room is not found for roomId.

Parameters:

  • roomId: the id of a specific room instance.
  • options: options for the client seat reservation (for onJoin/onAuth)

const reservation = await matchMaker.joinById("xxxxxxxxx", {});
console.log(reservation);
/*
  {
    "sessionId": "zzzzzzzzz",
    "room": { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false }
  }
*/

Consuming the seat reservation

You can use consumeSeatReservation() from the client-side to join the room by its reserved seat.

.create(roomName, options)

Create a new room and return client seat reservation.

Parameters:

  • roomName: the identifier you defined on gameServer.define().
  • options: options for the client seat reservation (for onJoin/onAuth)

const reservation = await matchMaker.create("battle", { mode: "duo" });
console.log(reservation);
/*
  {
    "sessionId": "zzzzzzzzz",
    "room": { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false }
  }
*/

Consuming the seat reservation

You can use consumeSeatReservation() from the client-side to join the room by its reserved seat.

.query(conditions)

Perform a query against cached rooms.

const rooms = await matchMaker.query({ name: "battle", mode: "duo" });
console.log(rooms);
/*
  [
    { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false },
    { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false },
    { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false }
  ]
*/

.findOneRoomAvailable(roomName, options)

Find for a public and unlocked room available

Parameters:

  • roomId: the id of a specific room instance.
  • options: options for the client seat reservation (for onJoin/onAuth)

const room = await matchMaker.findOneRoomAvailable("battle", { mode: "duo" });
console.log(room);
/*
  { "roomId": "xxxxxxxxx", "processId": "yyyyyyyyy", "name": "battle", "locked": false }
*/

.remoteRoomCall(roomId, method, args)

Call a method or return a property on a remote room.

Parameters:

  • roomId: the id of a specific room instance.
  • method: method or attribute to call or retrieve
  • args: array of arguments

// call lock() on a remote room by id
await matchMaker.remoteRoomCall("xxxxxxxxx", "lock");

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