RakNet Chosen by Bigpoint as Networking Solution for Upcoming Multiplayer RPG Drakensang Online

 

Costa Mesa, CA (February 1, 2011)– Jenkins Software announced today that Bigpoint will use Jenkins Software’s high performance network engine RakNet 4 for its upcoming browser-based massively multiplayer online game, Drakensang Online. Bigpoint chose to use the latest release of RakNet for its game to take advantage of the new features as well as RakNet’s direct developer support.

“Bigpoint develops top-notch browser games. RakNet allows for easy integration into very advanced game engines which is exactly what we need!” said Dr. Jan Wergin, CTO at Bigpoint.

“We arehappy that Bigpoint has chosen to utilize the value added by RakNet 4”, said Kevin Jenkins, president of Jenkins Software, RakNet’s developer.“A customizable and up-to-date version of RakNet will allow Bigpoint to support its over 150 million registered users in Bigpoint’s marketplace."

Developers can see the latest features of RakNet at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.  Please contact sales@raknet.com for an appointment.

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About RakNet

RakNet is a C++ and C# game networking engine focused on feature set, ease of use, and performance. RakNet supports the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Linux, Mac, iPhone, and Android.  RakNet has been integrated as the network layer in four of the five most popular middleware engines and is used by leading developers such as Foundation 9, Sony Online Entertainment, and Maxis. RakNet delivers "Multiplayer on a Deadline" by providing as many automatically networked game systems to the developer as possible, while making those systems as easy to use as possible. Visit www.raknet.com/raknet for more information.

About Bigpoint

Bigpoint( http://www.bigpoint.com) is an online-game developer, publisher, and content provider for large media concerns. Bigpoint-developed games are played by over 165 million people in more than 30 languages, are free-to-play anytime, anywhere, and require no download or installation. The company’s portfolio includes games in a quality which until now was associated exclusively with CD or console games. More than 600 employees from over 35 different nations work at the company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany or at other locations in Berlin, San Francisco, São Paulo and Malta. Bigpoint’s many distinctions in the industry include the Mashable Best Online Game Award for“Farmerama”, the“Fastest Growing Larger Company” and“Uniqueness of Offering” prizes at the 2010 Media Momentum Awards, as well as the MTV Skyscraper Award for extraordinary achievement in game development. For more information or press material, please visit the press area at www.bigpoint.net.

Further information:

http://www.bigpoint.com

http://www.bigpoint.net

Jenkins Software Media Contact:

Kevin Jenkins

press@raknet.com      

Bigpoint Media Contact:

Bigpoint GmbH

Katharina Lohse

PR Manager

E-mail: k.lohse@bigpoint.net

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