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.

Trying to find a commercially viable game patching solution or a download manager that’s built for your type of game isn’t necessarily easy. Typically, game makers must roll their own solutions, but with that come the risks associated with most technology projects:

In the course of building a new game, you might not be thinking too much about your download manager, launcher interface, or game patching strategy. It’s easy to underestimate just how important these and many other aspects of game deployment are to the sustained success of your game.

To help you make the right choice for your game, here are the main questions to consider before you build your own game deployment solution:

Solid State Networks, Akamai Partner to Create Workflow for Developing, Launching and Managing Online Games.

We are excited to work together with Akamai to provide optimized workflow deployment and delivery solutions for game studios and developers. This partnership integrates the power of the Akamai network with the proven reliability of the Solid State Networks DIRECT for Games deployment solution.