Your gamers deserve a progress bar that tells the truth

There’s nothing worse than a meaningless progress bar for your game. The typical meaningless progress bar goes from 0 – 100% not once but MULTIPLE TIMES – once for each process (download, extract, install, etc.). This leaves your players with no real idea when they’ll be able to play your game. All it’s saying is, “Trust me! I’m the Launcher, …

Solid State Networks Partners with Akamai

Solid State Networks, Akamai Partner to Create Workflow for Developing, Launching and Managing Online Games. We are excited to work together with Akamai to provide optimized workflow deployment and delivery solutions for game studios and developers. This partnership integrates the power of the Akamai network with the proven reliability of the Solid State Networks DIRECT for Games deployment solution. Click …

What to Consider Before You Build an Online Game Deployment Solution

In the course of building a new game, you might not be thinking too much about your download manager, launcher interface, or game patching strategy. It’s easy to underestimate just how important these and many other aspects of game deployment are to the sustained success of your game. To help you make the right choice for your game, here are …

Game Asset Management for Effective Patching

Best Practices in Patch Management; Part 3 of 3 Learn about the best practices for online game patching to ensure the best possible experience for your gamers in this three-part series. Our previous posts, Build a Patch Management Strategy That Works and A Better and Friendlier Approach to Game Patching, covered the challenges associated with PC and Mac game patching; …

A Better and Friendlier Approach to Game Patching

Best Practices in Patch Management: Part 2 of 3 Learn about the best practices for online game patching to ensure the best possible experience for your gamers in this three-part series. In our last post, Build a Patch Management Strategy That Works, we covered the challenges associated with PC and Mac game patching and the importance of making an efficient …

Build a Patch Management Strategy That Works

Best Practices in Patch Management; Part 1 of 3 Learn about the best practices for online game patching to ensure the best possible experience for your gamers in this three-part series. Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games for PC and Mac are bigger and more complex than ever – and so are the updates necessary to keep them running for your …