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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

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

-- Contact Paul Hayes Beachhut PR +353 87 6209823

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