Costa Mesa, CA (March 08, 2010)– Jenkins Software, developer of RakNet, has released Echo Chamber, a free data mining tool used to visualize game session metrics.
Supported usage includes:
• Video playback with framerate and memory usage reports as the session progresses
• Heat map of player and opponent activity overlaid on the level map
• Combined multiplayer session recording
Using RakNet or other programming libraries, developers record game metrics during play to a remote SQLite backed database server. Performance impact on the game itself is minimized as processing occurs on the server.
During analysis, data can be queried with SQL statements and displayed using table, line graph, histogram, symbol chart, pie chart, heat map, and 3D scatter plot formats. Playback supports static views, animation, and single step by frame count.
Echo Chamber is free to download, use, and modify, with the source code released under the GPL license.
The source code, an example video, and other information is available at http://www.raknet.net/echochamber
About Jenkins Software LLC: Located in Southern California and established in 2003, Jenkins Software LLC is the developer and publisher of RakNet and Echo Chamber. Jenkins Software specializes in multiplayer tools for game developers.
Kevin Jenkins, President
Jenkins Software LLC