Making and delivering matches – part one

2019-05-15T12:09:08+01:00March 27th, 2019|Essential Guide to Game Servers|

This blog is part of our ongoing Essential Guide to Game Servers series. This is part one on matchmaking – part two is here. Matchmaking can be a complicated, often magical black box that steals your players’ first couple of minutes spent inside the game. It’s regularly blamed for marred launches, long wait-times, unreasonable lag, [...]

Meet the Team: Larry Rye

2019-03-21T21:25:05+01:00March 20th, 2019|Meet the Team|

Multiplay are the enterprise game server hosting specialists for some of the most loved games worldwide. In this blog series, you'll learn little bit more about the people behind your smoothest online multiplayer experiences.  What do you do at Multiplay? I work in technical pre-sales, what we call a Solutions Engineer. I head up our [...]

Meet the Team: Josie Messa

2019-03-07T15:28:05+01:00March 7th, 2019|Meet the Team|

Multiplay are the enterprise game server hosting specialists for some of the most loved games worldwide. In this blog series, you’ll learn little bit more about the people behind your smoothest online multiplayer experiences. The development team spend their time creating features and continuously improving our hybrid scaling platform. They're constantly on the lookout for [...]

Monitoring game servers – part two

2019-05-15T12:11:26+01:00March 7th, 2019|Essential Guide to Game Servers|

This blog is part of our ongoing Essential Guide to Game Servers series. This is part two - check out part one here. In part one, we explored reactive vs proactive monitoring, tools, and some general best practice advice. In part two, one of Multiplay’s senior developers, Lewis Waddicor, is going to take a deeper [...]

Monitoring game servers – part one

2019-05-15T12:11:51+01:00February 25th, 2019|Essential Guide to Game Servers|

This blog is part of our ongoing Essential Guide to Game Servers series. This is part one on monitoring - you find part two here. Monitoring game servers can be an absolutely monumental task, and is extremely easy to do wrong, but it is an essential component of game server management. Fear not, after five [...]

Meet the Team: Ben Alton

2019-02-20T12:31:48+01:00February 20th, 2019|Meet the Team|

Multiplay are the enterprise game server hosting specialists for some of the most loved games worldwide. In this blog series, you'll learn little bit more about the people behind your smoothest online multiplayer experiences.  The TechOps team provide tooling to assist other teams (and customers), perform maintenance to ensure all game servers operate at their [...]

Meet the Team: Ben Mead

2019-02-20T16:04:20+01:00February 15th, 2019|Meet the Team|

Multiplay are the enterprise game server hosting specialists for some of the most loved games worldwide. In this latest blog series you'll learn little bit more about the people behind your smoothest online multiplayer experiences. First up is Account Manager Ben Mead! What do you do at Multiplay? I'm one of Multiplay's Account Managers, so [...]

Game server player density: tips and tricks to keep costs down

2019-05-15T12:12:52+01:00February 13th, 2019|Essential Guide to Game Servers|

This blog is part two of Multiplay's ongoing Essential Guide to Game Servers series. As one of the most significant factors in determining the cost of hosting your game, game server density is something you have to get right. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked during game development (don’t worry, we won’t judge). To tackle this [...]

Patching a live game server

2019-05-15T12:13:21+01:00February 8th, 2019|Essential Guide to Game Servers|

This blog is part one of our ongoing Essential Guide to Game Servers series. Rolling out a patch can be a pain in the neck. Too much downtime frustrates your fan-base and, if patches are rolled out too often, can push players away from your game for good. Whether it’s fixing a bug, addressing a [...]

Important information regarding Multiplay’s Community Server offering

2019-04-11T17:48:20+01:00January 3rd, 2019|Game Server Hosting|

Multiplay has hosted some incredible games on our community servers over the past 20 years and it’s been a blast supporting an amazing community of gamers. However, after monitoring for several years, it’s become apparent that the market has changed significantly. This, combined with the significant investment that would be needed to improve legacy code, [...]