GameSpy offers open access services deal

GameSpy offers open access services deal

By Stuart Richardson

February 25th 2011 at 10:17AM

Full use of cross-platform services available to studios at no initial cost

California-based services and tools firm GameSpy Technology is granting open access to its catalog of game services across all platforms from today.

Studios now have access to a host of well-known tech and APIs via an online self-service process for no initial cost.

“Smart developers are looking at their games as a whole across multiple platforms,” said GameSpy Technology vice president Todd Northcutt.

“We want to empower everyone creating games to make great online experiences and to build bigger, better communities regardless of platform, team size or budget. In an industry first, we are making cross-platform services free, with the hope that we can help more folks make better games.”

The available SDKs include open APIs for player data tracking, user-generated cloud storage content tools, social network integration, in-game or web-based commerce and matchmaking services.