How Nevosoft made game loading in the US and Europe twice faster without spending a single dollar on infrastructure
“Collaboration with G-Core Labs was the right decision. Thanks to a distributed network of servers around the world, we now have the opportunity to expand our operations in other countries without investing in our own infrastructure and have the resources needed to provide a reliable and stable network environment for our gamers/users. While the quality of network and delivery is taken care of by G-Core Labs experts, we can focus on what we do best — developing games”
Nevosoft is a developer and publisher from Saint Petersburg. Since 2002, the company has produced and released over 100 games in more than 10 languages.
There is a question of content availability on different continents that arises for any gaming internet business when operating in foreign markets. And one has to decide what is more profitable: to position servers in the vicinity of players or to connect to an efficient CDN service.
“The main audience of Nevosoft gamers is in the US, Europe and Russia. We estimated the cost of deploying caching servers and load balancing.
It came out to be long and expensive.
At the same time we needed everything here and now. Eventually we decided to turn to a ready-made solution. We’ve been testing different CDN providers for rather a long time. At one of the White Nights conferences we noticed G-Core Labs mount and included this company in the list for comparative analysis”
After considering the results of testing, Nevosoft opted for G-CDN. The main reason was the optimal price/quality ratio.
Experts at Nevosoft say that they had no experience of using CDN service before. All the necessary resources were supported by in-house administrators who delivered content to the players using the company’s servers in different parts of the world.
“The first thing that was important to us was the coverage, because fast loading of games is a key point.
The second aspect was the fault tolerance, since so much depended on the smooth operation of services.
Finally, the set of features was one of the determining factors, since most of CDN providers simply had no required set of additional features and services to offer”
The costs of deploying an own infrastructure proved to be dozens of times higher than the amount of an annual G-CDN contract.
Custom solution for Facebook
As was requested by Nevosoft, we also developed solutions for more effective promotion of video games in social media.
“This allowed us to obtain the necessary interface for easy promotion on Facebook”
Increased the speed of game loading twice
“I have been monitoring client download speed on mobile devices and desktop web cradles. Application download speed has increased by 2 times. This is rather impressive result for us and an important objective that we achieved using a solution from G-Core Labs”
About the company
Nevosoft is a Russian publisher and developer of video games for a mass audience. The company was founded in 2002. During the years passed it has released more than 40 of its own games for various platforms, as well as produced and published over 100 games from third-party developers. The company is now focused on the development and promotion of gaming services for mobile platforms and social media.