XtraLife is the new name for Clan of the Cloud, a back-end services provider that’s been operating for five years.
The rebrand coincides with a shift in the company’s business model, with the firm now making its BaaS suite available to games developers as an open source solution.
Now that it is open source, XtraLife’s hosting services are available for free – although premium customers will be able to access additional features and extended hosting.
XtraLife’s services are build to power the back-end, multiplayer and community functions on behalf of games developers.
The mobile industry’s Wandrille Pruvot has been brought on board as CEO to lead this repositioning of the company.
“Open source for game development is starting to mirror the hot-bed of creativity already known to drive web development innovation,” he said. “It made complete sense that we offer XtraLife as an OSS in a climate where developers are seeking better transparency or even supplier longevity in the BaaS market.
“Those developers who want to have greater control and ownership to experiment, evolve quickly and to their own unique specs.”