Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2011)– NetDevil, a leading developer in the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming genre and a wholly-owned division of Gazillion Entertainment, has integrated RakNet to power networking and game object replication in the massively multiplayer environment of LEGO® Universe
“We used RakNet on LEGO Universe from the beginning and it has always been one of the core pieces of the project,” said Ian Guthrie, senior programmer at NetDevil.“As LEGO Universe is an MMO, we handle more connections than most games, and we encountered no problems or need to make any modifications to handle hundreds of simultaneous connections. We also utilized RakNet’s object replication system to great effect in order to easily and efficiently update objects in the world.”
“RakNet is optimized for any kind of networking scenario,” said Kevin Jenkins, CEO of Jenkins Software.“Massively multiplayer games are especially demanding so we are pleased it scaled as designed, without any significant problems. Furthermore, NetDevil did an excellent job optimizing their gameplay network traffic.”
For more information about RakNet, please visit http://www.raknet.net.
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RakNet is a C++ game networking engine designed for ease of use and performance. Features include cloud computing, object replication, remote procedure calls, patching, secure connections, voice chat, and real-time SQL logging. RakNet supports and has been shipped on the PS3, Xbox 360, Windows, Windows CE, Linux, Mac, and iPhone. Visit http://www.raknet.net?for more information.
About NetDevil, LTD
NetDevil, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazillion Entertainment, is a leading game development company headquartered in Louisville, CO, that specializes in the development and construction of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). Founded in 1997, under the inspiration of Jumpgate TM , the world’s first massively multiplayer space simulator, the company carries on a commitment to creating interactive, virtual worlds in unique and elaborate settings. Led by a development team of talented and experienced industry veterans, NetDevil has grown to over 50+ employees with plans to hire and retain top industry talent for work on its large scale projects in development. All NetDevil employees share a common vision to bring the mysteries of new and exciting worlds to life as immersive online universes.
About LEGO Universe
Published by the LEGO Group, developed by NetDevil, and distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Universe is the first massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on the LEGO brick-building play experience. With an ESRB rating of E10+, LEGO Universe is a great way for families to play together, bringing their LEGO worlds to life while battling chaos with creativity in a safe online environment on PC or Mac. Players can pick up their copy now in retail stores or online, as well as at LEGO.com, LEGOLAND theme parks and LEGO Stores worldwide. To learn more about LEGO Universe, please visit www.LEGOuniverse.com.
RakNet Media Contact:
Kevin Jenkins, President
Jenkins Software LLC
LEGO Universe Media Contact:
TriplePoint, for the LEGO Group