The Central Source of Truth: Fall Guys and Mediatonic

Mediatonic is a sprawling video game studio based in the UK, with a number of successful titles to their name: Heavenstrike Rivals, Gears POP!, and Murder by Numbers among them. In 2020, they struck gold again with Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. But this game would be special, and the need of handling these kinds of gaming logs at this kind of scale would be, too. This battle royal-style fighting game pits 60 players against each other until one reigns supreme.


Using data to create better gaming experiences at FACEIT

From posting content, sharing match highlights, finding teams, and playing games with friends, there’s a lot users can do on the FACEIT platform. When broken down, all that activity translates into approximately 18 million users, 60 million monthly sessions, 800,000 daily active users, and around 270,000 peak concurrent users. In other words, a lot of data.


The PS5 Launch Breaks The Internet

It’s PS5 launch day and dedicated fans have been queuing all morning to get their hands on the limited number of consoles available. So far, we’ve seen John Lewis, Tesco, Currys PC World, Game and Argos struggle under the enormity of tens of thousands of visitors. John Lewis was offline entirely while those with a queuing system in place found that slowing the flow of traffic alone was not enough to protect retailers from over selling stock.


Scalper Bots Target Retailers for PS5 and Xbox Series X

Scalper bots, also known as inventory hoarding bots, are the bots that thrive on supply and demand. These malicious bots are used to target merchandise that is typically in high demand or limited supply, buying it and selling it on for a tidy profit. The key thing here, is that scalper bots can make purchases extraordinarily quickly, much faster than any genuine user can.


How IPM Platforms Improve Video Game Development

share post Gaming is a vast industry that is continuing to grow. Multi-player cloud-based games especially are becoming more popular and taking the market by storm. With everything going on in the world, it’s no wonder people are looking for a bit of downtime and a way to escape the tribulations of everyday life. Game developers face many challenges in order to get their games on the screens of as many global players as possible.


Is your online gaming platform "Chaos Monkey"-proof?

Try to imagine a bunch of monkeys running around your data center, pulling cables, trashing routers and wreaking havoc on your applications and infrastructure. Ever more crucial in these days of heated competition between online gaming operators, is player experience. Continuity of operations is “Uber-Alles” and avoiding churn, due to service disruption, is the organizational mantra.


Games are in our DNA

At Cloudsmith we love playing video games, everything from Super Meat Boy to Halo, Fortnite to Candy Crush. We’ve got a big Pac Man money box sitting on the office shelf. Steve Collins, of Havok fame, is on our Board of Directors. Quite simply, gaming is in our DNA. When we started Cloudsmith we made a list of customers we’d love to work with someday and there were numerous games studios on the list.


The rise of 'Compliance-ops': Bridging the tech and compliance gap in iGaming

Kimberley Wadsworth gambled £36,000 in a fortnight, committing suicide shortly after the loss and leaving her mother homeless as a result. Kimberley Wadsworth started gambling in 2015, visiting brick-and-mortar shops and playing at online casinos. There was no one to promptly alert or save Kimberly from her dreadful destiny.


How To Monitor Mobile Game Application Performance

As a mobile game developer, there are many components of your game that you need to monitor. Everything from the servers that are hosting your game, to your best players, and your best converting actions. That’s a lot of data, and it’s hard to know how to get the most out of that data. This article will look at the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) you need to monitor, the best tools for monitoring these metrics, and how to handle this data in the most effective way.