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Highwinds Delivers World’s First AAA Free-to-Play Shooter Game to Online Players Globally
WINTER PARK, Fla. – April 23, 2012 – Highwinds®, a leader in content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services, today announced that Online Warmongers has selected the Highwinds GDN™ (game delivery network) for the delivery of War Inc. Battle Zone, the world’s first AAA-rated free-to-play shooter game. Online Warmongers is ramping up its marketing initiatives for War Inc.’s full release with the game set to emerge from beta this month. Over a million players have played the beta version, and the game has consistently averaged over 200,000 users per month during its open beta. Highwinds delivers reliable gameplay to War Inc. players worldwide.
“Highwinds has impressed my entire team with their technology, capabilities and service,” said Sergey Titov, CEO of Online Warmongers. “Their engineers and support staff have been with us each step of the way as we’ve ramped up at a furious pace with the War Inc. launch looming. Their willingness to work closely with us, rapidly configure a test environment and ease of accessibility have all been invaluable. And you just can’t beat Highwinds’ commitment to the gaming community, gaming-focused solutions portfolio and industry-leading cost structure.”
Highwinds GDN is the first CDN (content delivery network) specifically tuned to maximize throughput, providing for lightning-fast game delivery. It integrates CDN services and a gaming software stack that enables faster downloads, lower delivery costs, fewer abandonments, instant purge and real-time analytics. Highwinds’ StrikeTracker® 2 console is providing Online Warmongers’ marketing arm with valuable insight into player geography, completion ratio and other key statistics, enabling marketing to match its go-to-market plan against real-time analytics.
“There’s no denying that a certain level of excitement naturally surrounds a customer like Online Warmongers,” said Steve Miller, founder and CEO of Highwinds. “They’re a startup teeming with potential, leveraging amazing talent, ready to globally unleash their first game and standing on the verge of massive growth. It’s easy for us to get excited about all that – and that excitement is good for our customer, too, because we find ourselves as vested in their success as they are.”
War Inc. is an action-packed, downloadable, MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) that features fun player-versus-player ground combat in multiple settings with a variety of modes and options for all players. Set in a vast, open environment of realistic detail, War Inc. brings new innovations to classic multiplayer combat game play. A retail quality game in a free-to-play form, it features modern graphics, high production values and in-game monetization, providing players early access to weapons and equipment that speed up game progression. Play online at www.thewarinc.com.
Visit Highwinds at the LA Games Conference in Los Angeles, April 24, or Deutsche Gamestage in Berlin, April 24-28. To schedule a meeting, call 407.215.2400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Highwinds Network Group, Inc.
Highwinds is a content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of CDN solutions, including content storage and IP software. The company delivers content and rich media over its high-performance RollingThunder® network to millions of global users every day. Highwinds CDN customers gain unprecedented command and control with its StrikeTracker® console and open APIs. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains data centers around the world. For more information, visit www.highwinds.com.
About Online Warmongers
Online Warmongers Group, Inc. is an independent Los Angeles-based video game developer and publisher. The company is partnered with Cybergun (NYX: CYB) and funded through Arktos Entertainment Group’s early stage VC fund. Online Warmongers was established in 2009 to develop innovative online next-generation titles for consoles and PC. Online Warmongers was formed by a group of industry veterans from EA, Activision and Cryptic Studios with the vision of creating high-quality, free-to-play online games.
Highwinds, RollingThunder and StrikeTracker are registered trademarks, and GDN is a trademark, of Highwinds Network Group, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.