When we coined the term GDN in 2012 we not only announced an optimized delivery platform for games, we also made a commitment to the gaming industry. Hundreds of customers and millions of downloads later, the GDN remains the de facto platform for delivering games to a global online audience.Learn more about the GDN
We work closely with the top game developers, publishers, and consoles, so whether you’re launching your first game, planning a massive new launch, patching an already popular game, or expanding to a new region; we’ve been through it before.Read case studies from Valve, Renatus, and FunCom
Game monetization today often includes providing new DLC (downloadable content) regularly, making your updating strategy critically important. And how do you keep all players in a current version when patches occur so frequently? Our game delivery experts will help you build the infrastructure and workflow to accomplish these tasks at massive scale.
Consoles, mobile, tablets, PCs…North America, Asia, LATAM, Europe….Free-to-Play, in-game currency, DLC. Though game distribution has gotten complicated, we’ve made it easy for our customers. Dedicated solutions engineers and fully-staffed, 24x7x365 support teams are on hand to help you deliver a flawless game experience.
“Highwinds has been an important part of the infrastructure behind our Steam platform since 2011. As our customer base grows internationally and we continue to post large year-over-year increases in our numbers, Highwinds remains a vital partner for us. The global reach and massive scalability of Highwinds CDN make it an ideal solution for our game delivery needs.”
Mike Dunkle, Business Development, Valve Corporation
Over the past several years, Steam has sustained massive increases in its key figures, including sales, total user accounts, daily active users and simultaneous players. Today, over 1,800 games are delivered over Steam to more than 40 million active users, with the number of peak simultaneous players exceeding five million.
Highwinds provides content delivery infrastructure to Valve as part of their global strategy to expand and support Steam, the world’s largest online gaming platform. Valve, a long-time Highwinds customer, is experiencing exponential growth with Steam, and the Highwinds GDN is contributing to the platform’s global reach and popularity.
“We’ve been a happy customer of Highwinds CDN since 2012. Our relationship with the company, and even more so with the people, feels like a true partnership. As SMITE, Paladins, and our other titles grew and our customer base expanded, so did their network. As our needs became more complex, they built new features and options to optimize our game delivery so our players always get a world-class experience. We’re big fans of Highwinds.”
Nabil Ismail, VP, Operations & Technology, Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios, a Free To Play game provider, is one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast United States. Hi-Rez owns a large customer base with various well-acclaimed game titles such as SMITE, Paladins, and many others.
Highwinds provides Hi-Rez’s customers an exceptional download and patching experience with its Game Delivery Network. The GDN combines Highwinds’ massive, global CDN with advanced features for game delivery which are specifically optimized for publishers like Hi-Rez who have a very large global user base and push frequent game patches to monetize new DLC for their F2P titles.
“We have been working with Highwinds since 2014. As a user, I’m satisfied with the Support Team that can resolve any issue within the service in a few minutes. I made sure that the CDN has a really HIGH level of service and wide geographic coverage. Online monitoring is very useful and can provide much more info about your applications operation. I’m very pleased with a speed of new host deployment. This action takes a few seconds and your new host is ready for connections.”
Victor Perov, CTO, Renatus
Renatus Media is a leading social & mobile games publisher with a catalogue of more than 30 titles in the casual gaming segment. The company collaborates with a wide range of game development studios in Eastern Europe. Renatus Media operates on the world’s popular mobile and social app markets: App Store, Google Play and Facebook. Over 50 million monthly active users are playing Renatus games worldwide. Renatus partners with Highwinds for their high-throughput GDN, which is used to deliver their game downloads.
“Highwinds’ commitment to the gaming community is commendable. It’s evident in Highwinds’ dedicated and experienced account team, and it’s evident in their solutions to support the evolving needs of the gaming industry. We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership.”
Ole Schreiner, COO, Funcom
Highwinds supports Funcom’s current game titles, including the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game ‘The Secret World.’
Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track record of more than 20 released games.