Irvine, Ca.– March 24, 2009– GamersFirst ( www.gamersfirst.com), a service of K2 Network and one of today's most popular free2play online game destinations, introduces the next generation of the GamersFirst online multiplayer gaming platform: GamersFirst Connect (connect.gamersfirst.com).
GamersFirst Connect provides game developers with instant access to a growing community of over 28 million gamers in more than 160 countries. The Platform consists of a series of high performance systems and services that simplifies the task of creating and operating compelling online titles. GamersFirst Connect reduces the cost of player acquisition, decreases development risk and diversifies revenue streams. Using this system, developers can focus all their energy on the critical task of creating great games, without having to worry about the details of the underlying operational platform.
“GamersFirst Connect is a first of its kind complete multiplayer, cross-platform, social gaming solution used by world-class developers and publishers of AAA titles,” says Frank Cartwright, VP Product and Platform Development for GamersFirst / K2 Network.“GamersFirst Connect is a proven solution that currently supports millions of users in large scale MMOs and in a wide range of online games.”
GamersFirst Connect integrates multiple platforms and provides a core set of functionalities that enhances gamer experience with minimal development effort. Game developers access the platform via secure server-to-server web services, or through one of the client side GamersFirst Connect API libraries, currently available for C++, ActionScript, C# and Java. The 4-in-1 core feature set includes the Social Gaming Platform, the Technology Engine, the Marketing Suite, and the Micro Transaction Sales, Payment, Reporting and Analysis System.
About K2 Network and GamersFirst
K2 Network publishes and services highly engaging online games and cultivates dynamic player communities. The company puts GamersFirst TM by giving them free access to compelling titles, offering creative pricing models and updating games based on player feedback. GamersFirst serves over 28 million gamers in more than 160 countries, and currently offers War Rock, KnightOnline, Global MU Online, Red Stone, and Sword of the New World. Read more about the company at http://www.k2network.net and find all of their games at http://www.GamersFirst.com