About our company

Our Passion is game deployment. No, seriously, it is.

Everything you need to get your online game ready to play. This is what we do. We are here for you, our customers, to help get your online games ready to play. Our solutions take you from early development through public deployment and provide the tools and resources you need to get the job done.

We are a team made up of people who love games. We love to play them and we love the technology behind the games. As game players, we have experienced both the excitement and pain of acquiring online games. As a company, we learn from those experiences and continually strive to find ways to make the process more efficient, engaging, and even fun for the player.

Solid State Networks was founded in 2005 to solve specific problems facing the then nascent online game industry. At that time, cost of delivery and download abandonment were two obvious pain points for online game publishers. Pricing for CDN was in the $.75-$1.00 per Gigabyte range and games were just starting to exceed 1 gigabyte in size. Our first product was a download manager that improved the end user experience for players downloading while incorporating sharing of end user bandwidth (P2P) as a way to dramatically reduce game delivery costs by up to 50%.

In 2008 we took note of the critical role that game updates (patches) played in the business models of online games. Developers were pretty much left to design and develop their own solution for this problem, which required significant time and development resources that otherwise could have gone into making their game. We released the industry’s first commercially available integrated patcher and launcher in 2009.

Our goal is to continually evolve DIRECT to meet the needs of our customers and the expectations of their players. We have had the privilege of working with some of the finest game studios in the world and we are grateful to have had their feedback and input which has been crucial to our product development.

Solid State Networks is made up of people who love games. We love to play them, and we love to experience the amazing technology breakthroughs that make those games even better. We understand the joys and pains of associated with online games, and we continually strive to find ways of getting games ready to play more efficient, engaging, and even fun manner for the player.