Edgegap for Indie Games

Intro: This is not clickbait, we really are the most indie-friendly game hosting provider out there! If you had the chance to read the past 2 articles about our tech (containers and edge computing) you already know how our technologies can benefit indies. On one side, we offer worldwide coverage for game hosting accessible on

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5G and Gaming: benefits and constraints

Even though it has been slowed down by the current pandemic, 5G is making headway into the mainstream. But what are the implications for the gaming market? Can game studios leverage the technology to bring about new experiences? The economic question First, we have to talk a bit about the deployment of 5G worldwide. There’s

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Deploying game servers anywhere in the world within 7 seconds

As you may know, we’re working on pretty cool stuff here at Edgegap. Today we’d like to share some data on scaling and deployment times using our different solutions. Launching a new online multiplayer game is a daunting task. You need to make sure the experience within these first few hours of online services can.

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How to explain containers in simple terms

Hey there! Welcome to part 2 of our series of articles where we explain in simple terms the awesome tech that runs behind the scenes at Edgegap. If you’ve followed part 1 about edge computing, we can now all agree that having your workplace at the corner of your street is the best way to

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One-Hit-Kill : Game Design Meets Tech To Improve The Player Experience

When the creators of Die by the Blade set off to create an immersive sword fighting gaming experience, the player experience was their main priority. They wanted to build a true-to-life feeling for their players, where a single well-timed sword strike would mean instant death. Working in Unreal Engine 4, their client-server architecture validates every match with

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How to explain Edge Computing in simple terms

Hi guys, it’s Ben here! I’ve been looking for a way to explain how edge computing is changing the rules of gaming infrastructure. This is the next evolution of game hosting because it solves much of the latency problems that plague video games, the ultimate bane of the gamer. I could throw numbers out there,

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How can developers improve the multiplayer experience

As games become more and more online and multiplayer, the physical limitations of the Internet become more apparent. These past few years have seen the rise of the games-as-a-service model, where a constant stream of new content is pushed to players to keep them engaged. As research on negativity bias indicates, to counter-balance just one

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What is edge computing, and what are the use cases?

  At Edgegap, we’re often asked about edge computing by those that are unfamiliar with the term. Once that’s explained, the next question is what can you do with it? Here’s a quick intro to edge computing and a look at what industries it can benefit today, as well as in the future. How do

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Containerized server hosting: global reach, scalability and cost savings

You’re building an amazing game! You’ve got a winning prototype, and you know for sure this game will be a hit once people start playing. But if you’re a small studio, you may be wondering how you can scale the product quickly, or even afford a global rollout of your new game. Being global might not be top of mind right now,

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The Edgegap Team is growing!

At Edgegap, there is nothing we value more than the people behind the organization. That’s why we want you to get to know the Edgegap Team. Our team is currently growing, and we’re excited to introduce you to the newest members! We’d like to introduce you to Benjamin Denis, who joins us with his extensive

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Arbitrium: the deciding factor for multiplayer games

Edgegap Arbitrium was designed to help game studios lower latency, improve fairness, and increase the reach of game titles through the help of edge computing and machine learning.   Currently, most game servers are hosted in a very traditional way, in centralized data centers. However many players are usually far from this location, causing lag issues. Further, you may live in a country where you can’t reach

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