Acclaim selects Solid State Networks For 2Moons Launch
Tuesday, 18th September 2007 at 1:52 pm
Game Publisher Deploys Peer-Assisted Solution for Release of Highly Anticipated MMORPG
TEMPE, Ariz.– September 18, 2007– Solid State Networks, a leading developer of high-performance, low-cost, distributed content delivery solutions, today announced a significant addition to its growing focus in the gaming industry. Online game publisher, Acclaim Games, has licensed the Solid Axis™ suite, the company’s state-of-the-art peer-assisted delivery technology, for the launch of the highly anticipated 2Moons® Free to Play MMORPG.
With all the tremendous hype surrounding the release of 2Moons, the large volume of expected simultaneous game downloads could have potentially overwhelmed the delivery system and magnified costs significantly. Solid State Networks’ innovative technology helped Acclaim successfully deliver an astonishing 500,000 downloads of the 2Moons game within the first month of release, resulting in the biggest opening launch ever for an Acclaim online game title.
“Using Solid State’s technology, we have achieved a combination of faster download speeds during peak demand and lower per-game delivery costs,” said Howard Marks, CEO of Acclaim Games.“We are extremely pleased with these results and will be expanding use of this technology to all of our game titles.”
In support of the launch of 2Moons, Solid State deployed its software solution as an overlay to content delivery network infrastructure provided by BandCon, made possible through a partnership announced by the companies last month. Every player acquiring the game was assured reliable delivery by connecting to one of multiple servers deployed in North America and Europe. Concurrently, each player also temporarily participated in a closed P2P network during the transfer process. In this manner, each player receives pieces of each file from many different sources, speeding download times, and reducing the dependence on the provisioned delivery infrastructure. During the launch of 2Moons, over 50 percent of the data was transferred among the peer network, while some users reported transfer rates as high as 1000KB/sec.
“We are both honored and thrilled that Acclaim has entrusted us with this critical component of their business,” said Rick Buonincontri, founder and CEO of Solid State Networks.“As early adopters of peer-assisted technology, they are demonstrating that they continue to be thought of as leaders in the online video game industry.”
About Acclaim Games
Based in Beverly Hills, California, Acclaim Games is a revolutionary company with over 3 million registered players worldwide. CEO Howard Marks, a cofounder of Activision, has established Acclaim as one of America’s top online game brands. Today, Acclaim Games offers only the finest online games with a focus on accessibility, playability and most importantly, fun. Acclaim’s free massively multiplayer games include BOTS!! (futuristic robot fighting action game), 9Dragons (Martial Arts MMORPG), 2Moons (Extreme Action MMORPG), DANCE! Online (hit music dancing game), and Top Secret (a fan developed online game). To learn more, please visit www.acclaim.com.
2Moons is an Extreme Action MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Game) that players can download and play for free on their PC with thousands of players simultaneously. Visit www.2moonsgame.com to register now and join the online virtual fantasy world of 2Moons!
BandCon is a content delivery network provider for large Internet-based content owners. The company develops custom network solutions for IP transit, transport, content delivery networking (CDN), peering, colocation/power, and managed services that are unmatched in terms of flexibility and scalability. All BandCon services are availableà la carte or bundled to meet specific customer requirements.
BandCon’s 10 Gbps backbone provides rich content delivery capability throughout North America. The firm’s signature Content Delivery System enables BandCon to deliver a full suite of services to customers at any stage of the growth cycle, from startup through maturity. Customers include MySpace, Internap, Revver, Vonage, Nine Systems and Skype. For more information, please visit www.bandcon.com.
About Solid State Networks
Solid State Networks is a leading developer of high performance distributed content delivery solutions and the first to combine reliability and QoS available with HTTP with the economic and performance advantages of the BitTorrent™ Protocol. Solid State's offerings are ideal for the distribution of high-demand, large digital objects, including PC and console video games, high-resolution video including feature films and television programs, music and software programs.
Over the past year, Solid State Networks has been steadily gaining recognition within the gaming industry as a highly innovative company with reliable technology and solutions. In addition to Acclaim Games, Solid State has previously announced Wizards of the Coast, PlayWhat.com and Tulga Games as clients. Additionally, this past spring Solid State was chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100, based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation. For more information, please visit www.solidstatenetworks.com.
BitTorrent is a trademark or registered trademark of BitTorrent, Inc., used under license.
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