Slant Six Games Chooses RakNet for Multi-Platform Project

Costa Mesa, CA (February 8, 2011)– Jenkins Software announced today that Slant Six Games will use RakNet 4, Jenkins Software’s high performance network engine, for its latest undisclosed project. Slant Six, winners of the IGN Best of 2010 Award, is best known for its SOCOM games on Sony game systems, as well as building the graphics engine for the massively popular Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror.

“RakNet allows us to concentrate on development of the gameplay aspects of networking, without having to worry about per-platform nuances for packet transfer,” said Paul Martin, Director of Technology, Slant Six Games.“It has saved us many man months of effort and support has been great thus far.”

“Easy to use multi-platform support for mobile, PC and console platforms is a key feature of RakNet”, said Kevin Jenkins, president of Jenkins Software, RakNet’s developer.“It’s great to receive affirmation from such an accomplished development team."

Jenkins Software recently announced its participation in both Microsoft’s and Sony’s Microsoft Tools and Middleware Programs.  Slant Six is one of many developers with multi-platform games in development.

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 Slant Six Games

Slant Six Games is a video game development studio located in Vancouver, BC that specializes in developing games for the next-generation gaming consoles. Slant Six Games was founded in 2005 by a group of industry professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in game and media production.

We have released titles or are currently developing on the PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Xbox360. In February 2008 we were awarded the prestigious Elan Award for the Best New Video Game Company. In November 2009 we were named by BC Business Magazine as one of the 10 best companies to work for in British Columbia.  More recently our Fire Team Bravo 3 tile was named Best Competitive Multiplayer in the Best of 2010 IGN awards.

From an original staff of less than 15 people the company has grown to over 115 talented Designers, Engineers, Artists and Producers.  To date we have shipped 3 titles in the SOCOM franchise, Confrontation for PS3® and Fireteam Bravo 3 and Tactical Strike for PSP®.  We also created the graphics rendering engine for Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror for the PSP®. 

The company philosophy has remained unchanged since the beginning.  Make great games, invest in our own technology and create a great place to work with the best people around. 

Jenkins Software Media Contact:

Kevin Jenkins

press@raknet.com         

Slant Six Games Media Contact:

Brian Thalken

brian@slantsixgames.com

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