The first step in you journey in the Play Framework world is to download Activator. Activator is a tool used to create, build and distribute Play Framework applications.
Activator can be downloaded from Play downloads section (here I will be using version 1.3.10)
After you downloaded the file, extract the contents to some directory you have write access and we are ready to go
In this tutotial I will assume Activator was extracted to your home folder