“By partnering with fofofum, we were able to scale game operations quickly and cost effectively, so that our team could focus on creating a great experience in Orcs Must Die! Unchained,” said Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment.
Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014
Sleepy Giant’s fofofum, the leading provider of backend game technology and services, today announced that Robot Entertainment is leveraging its ops engine core suite and custom game solutions services to support the account management, commerce, and community site for Orcs Must Die! Unchained, which will be featured at this year’s PAX East. fofofum’s ops engine provides a flexible, scalable and secure game operations management system, giving Robot Entertainment the necessary tools to deliver a truly engaging, deeply immersive experience. Orcs Must Die! Unchained is available for Alpha access now at http://www.orcsmustdie.com.
“We're proud to see fofofum's ops engine core suite powering an impressive title like Orcs Must Die! Unchained. Games are increasingly being operated as services and with that comes increased reliance on real-time analysis and optimization of game performance, and we see the importance for development teams to leverage the robust tools and technology that fofofum provides,” said David Lee, President of fofofum and CTO and co-founder of Sleepy Giant.
“By partnering with fofofum, we were able to scale game operations quickly and cost effectively, so that our team could focus on creating a great experience in Orcs Must Die! Unchained. We’re looking forward to engaging our first players in the Alpha phase and working with fofofum to prepare for Beta,” said Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment.
Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a fast-paced Fortress Siege action game in which teams of heroes battle head-to-head to attack and defend ancient strongholds. Teams of players are responsible for both sides of the battle -- building traps to stop enemy assault and summoning their own armies to lead against the enemy defense. The game is set in the familiar world of its humorous fantasy predecessors, years after the finale of Orcs Must Die! 2. With the discovery of dozens of new rifts and magical worlds beyond, heroes come from far and wide to wage all-out war in the game.
fofofum's game operations engine provides a comprehensive backend software solution for game, player, and commerce management. Combined with its infrastructure and DevOps services as well as custom game solutions, fofofum helps developers and publishers reduce development cycles, improve resource utilization and capabilities, and provide the control and flexibility needed to manage games, players, and results. Additionally, fofofum tracks player entitlements for pre-sale founder's pack purchases, as seen in Orcs Must Die! Unchained, allowing players to get early access to the game and acquire exclusive skins. fofofum's commerce package enables players to upgrade between pack offers and stores virtual currency balances for later use in-game.
To learn more about how fofofum is powering games like Orcs Must Die! Unchained, visit http://www.fofofum.com.
About Sleepy Giant
Sleepy Giant is an independent game company focused on enthusiast gamers. Founded in 2007 by live game operations pioneers, Sleepy Giant is based in Newport Beach with an office in Chicago. The company is led by industry veterans and backed by TPG Capital and CAA's Evolution Media Capital. For more information, please visit http://www.sleepygiant.com.
Sleepy Giant’s fofofum group partners with global publishers, studios, and developers at all stages to deliver complete game backend technology, services, and solutions. fofofum has worked on some of the biggest titles in the industry, and on every platform from PC to console to mobile, helping solve the complex problems involved in running service-driven games. For more information please visit http://www.fofofum.com.
About Robot Entertainment
Robot Entertainment is a world-class independent game development studio founded in 2009 by veterans of Ensemble Studios. With a team that has proven experience and expertise in creating games that appeal to massive audiences on multiple platforms, Robot Entertainment is focused on developing titles that set new standards for their respective genres as well as groundbreaking original intellectual properties. The studio most recently launched the critically acclaimed Echo Prime, Hero Academy and Orcs Must Die! 2. More information on Robot Entertainment can be found at http://www.RobotEntertainment.com.