Highwinds GDN Tapped to Support GameFly’s Download-and-Play Service
Highwinds Delivers Thousands of Video Games Over Its Game Delivery Network for Instant Play Through the GameFly Client and Unlimited PC Play Service
AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 10, 2012 – Highwinds® today announced that GameFly’s entire portfolio of downloadable video games for instant play on computers is being delivered over Highwinds GDN™ (Game Delivery Network) to GameFly customers.
GameFly, which began as a game-by-mail subscription service in 2002, has expanded its offerings over the past year to include online game rentals and purchases, and today, GameFly stakes a major claim in America’s downloadable game market.
It offers a selection of over 8,000 console and handheld titles and over 1,500 PC titles through the GameFly Client and Unlimited PC Play service for gamers who want the instant gratification of accessing a game and playing it right away. GameFly selected Highwinds to support their download-and-play service following extensive performance testing with several top-tier content delivery network (CDN) providers.
“Highwinds has been great in proving that their network can support our sustained growth as well as huge traffic spikes on game release days – without ever sacrificing fast download speeds or high-quality experiences,” said Neil Seth, CTO of GameFly. “By choosing Highwinds, we gained a partner who understands gaming and has solutions that address the unique delivery challenges we face.”
Highwinds, a global content delivery and network services company, created the GDN as the ultimate platform for delivering online games to global audiences. By leveraging Highwinds GDN for the delivery of its downloadable game titles, GameFly has access to a comprehensive suite of game delivery solutions not available through other CDNs. Highwinds GDN includes tools for quickly and reliably launching, patching, monetizing, analyzing and delivering online games, while fueling faster downloads, lower delivery costs and fewer abandonments.
“GameFly’s download-and-play service brilliantly caters to the ‘want it now, get it now’ mentality of today’s gamers, and as their delivery partner, we share GameFly’s commitment to providing customers with fast and reliable download experiences,” said Steve Miller, founder and CEO of Highwinds. “We’re pleased to support GameFly’s services with our GDN, which was built on the same quality and performance values that are the cornerstone of gaming companies everywhere.”
About GameFly Inc.
GameFly, the leading video game service, allows members to rent one or more video games concurrently, with no due dates, late fees or shipping charges. Users can easily select from over 8,000 console/handheld titles or 1,500+ PC games for immediate download, and manage their list of games online at www.gamefly.com, the GameFly App for iOS and Android devices, or the new digital PC Client. Members receive games via First-Class Mail and return them to GameFly at their convenience using prepaid mailers. In addition to selling video games through the “Keep” feature, GameFly also sells new and used video games. For daily news and information, please visit www.facebook.com/gamefly and follow the company on Twitter @GameFly.
About Highwinds Network Group, Inc.
Highwinds is a content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of CDN solutions. The company delivers games and rich media over its high-performance RollingThunder® network to millions of global users every day. Highwinds CDN and GDN customers gain unprecedented command and control with its StrikeTracker® console and open APIs. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains data centers around the world. For more information, visit www.highwinds.com.
Highwinds, RollingThunder and StrikeTracker are registered trademarks, and GDN is a trademark, of Highwinds Network Group, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.