The backend of gaming: infrastructure planning and handling data

We kicked off our inaugural Game Backend Engineering summit at the Game Developers Conference last month, which was hotly followed by Quo Vadis in Berlin. Both events brought a mixture of technology and business leaders together in a room to share best practices on how to overcome backend challenges. As Harald Riegler from Games Industry Network said, “this is information I would […]

The Right Gaming Server Can Make or Break a Platform

When it comes to creating a successful gaming platform, it is extremely important to have the proper infrastructure in place. Planning for long-term success is key, making it crucial to focus on utilizing gaming servers that ensure games have the scalability and low-latency they need to stand out in the crowded marketplace.

What It Takes to Stay Relevant in a Gamer’s World

Nobody ever accused game developers of having an easy job. But over the past decade, more powerful and expensive hardware, as well as social games hosted on smartphones, have upped the ante. The gaming world is larger and more competitive than ever, and the market is evolving constantly. Nowadays, even really good developers will make games […]

Launching a New Game? Make Sure to Use These Technologies

Game design is like the virtual Wild West, where anyone with a dream and some courage has a chance to build something great. But you can’t grow an indie game studio on dreams alone; you need the right technology to turn your vision into reality.   Cloud computing offers game developers a means of quickly and easily […]

Leaseweb and Citadel games at GDC 2017

As Leaseweb USA is revving up to be part of the great success that is the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco next week (March 1st through March 3rd), understanding why Leaseweb is a proud exhibitor is something I’d like to dive into. For starters, we are excited to share details of Leaseweb’s services […]

Leaseweb: A product portfolio that meets online gaming’s many different needs

Because gaming companies have so many different performance and scalability requirements for online games, it’s impossible to create a one-size-fits-all infrastructure for them. Different platforms (mobile/tablet, PC and console) and different business models (Pay-to-Play, Free-to-Play, etc) mean that every gaming company has different needs when it comes to technology, scalability and performance. This is why […]

Keep on gaming! Leaseweb helps Sunset Games’ Tank Fighter stay on target with 100% uptime

A guestblog By Shay Hugi, CEO of Sunset Games. Picture this. You are a tank gunner chasing an elusive enemy. Finally you have them cornered. You take aim to blow them to smithereens… And your screen stutters and freezers. Not good. That’s why we chose Leaseweb to make sure that does not happen to any […]