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DemonWare to launch Matchmaking+ at GDC

For immediate release:

DemonWare Matchmaking+ will make its full international debut at GDC 2005 in San Francisco. DemonWare Matchmaking+ provides all the services you need to support your multiplayer game. Quick and easy to integrate, DemonWare Matchmaking+ provides a complete range of toolkits for your online title including statistics, user management and, of course, matchmaking. It forms a key component of the DemonWare Netcode Suite of multiplayer tools.

"DemonWare Matchmaking+ is the first lobby suite to be specifically developed for current game genres and console requirements, alongside a great state engine, it incorporates encryption and authentication, integrated NAT and leaderboard support and a sub 150k memory footprint, and all this with European and US based support.", said Sean Blanchfield, CTO of DemonWare.

Main Matchmaking+ Features:

  • matchmaking
  • friends/user management
  • statistics
  • content download
  • competitions
  • cross-platform (supports PS2, PSP, PC, and compatible with Xbox and

selected next-generation designs)

  • compatible with in-house network technology and game engines
  • save time and hassle with developer friendly C++ APIs
  • supports DemonWare State Engine for a complete multiplayer solution
  • full voice support
  • encryption

About DemonWare

DemonWare provides a complete range of network tools for studios and publishers working on multiplayer titles. DemonWare Matchmaking+ suite provides a risk-free and quick route to multiplayer lobby services. The DemonWare State

Engine is widely regarded as the most developer-friendly state engine available and both products are being used in a number of AAA titles being released on console platforms in 2005. DemonWare products support PS2, PSP, Xbox, PC and next-generation hardware platforms.

DemonWare is a network software company which provides the technology for multiplayer computer games enabling people around the world to play against each other over the internet. As a tried and tested network middleware product, it allows developers to reduce development time and risk while focusing on their gameplay. Interested developers should go to www.demonware.net/evaluate

Come see DemonWare at Booth ES24 at GDC 2005. To arrange a meeting, please contact gdc2005meeting@demonware.net.

-- Contact Paul Hayes Beachhut PR beachhutpr@gmail.com +353 87 6209823

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