Online Game Deployment is a core business process for online game publishers.  It includes all of the activities required to get a game ready to play on the player's system, such as download, install, update/patch, launch and repair functionality.

Typically, we’ve found that game developers and publishers will build their game deployment solutions with the mindset of “make it work now and improve upon it later.” They’re either looking to save time and money or they don’t have the time and money to do it right from the beginning.

A download manager solution for electronic software delivery that does everything you need it to do can be hard to find (and even harder to build yourself). It can be especially tough to find one that’s practical and easy to use in your day-to-day business.

And while you want it to be easy to use, realistically, you need the DLM solution to be sophisticated enough to handle your particular business requirements:

You might believe that any CDN will be adequate for your game content delivery. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Technically speaking, any CDN will be able to deliver your game content from one point to another, however, the devil is in the details. A good game experience can live and die based on the quality of the download. Here’s why:

Size Matters

Game downloads are big. The average size of a game download has increased significantly over the past ten years and it continues to grow with the addition of 4K and Ultra HD resolution games.

Your goal as a game company is to keep your players playing the game and happy. Your players are valuable, so you strive to keep your gameplay interesting, challenging, and engaging for them.

Sounds pretty straightforward, but it’s harder than it sounds when you think about how often you deploy game patches and updates, especially for free-to-play and subscription-based games.

Why your game patching/updating software matters

When the time comes to add new levels, new features, or to make other improvements to your game, you have to deploy an update. This is where friction can creep into your carefully crafted world and unleash havoc.