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Fantastic Contraption

250,000-player physics puzzler hosted by specialist gaming server provider dx.

10th September 2008

dx, a leading custom hosting solutions provider dedicated to the games industry, is pleased to announce that it is providing managed hosting for Fantastic Contraption the 9/10 rated level-based physics puzzler.

The crushing weight of success enjoyed by Fantastic Contraption had left the main web and dB server struggling to cope with the huge level of demand. dx put forward an instant solution as well as a sensible upgrade path to allow Fantastic Contraption to cope with extraordinary levels of demand. As the reviews first started appearing new users registered at the rate of 25,000 a day and clocked up 200,000 plays of the game on a single Sunday.

dx supplied enterprise level hardware and managed the whole migration minimising downtime whilst providing a firm foundation upon which Fantastic Contraption can continue to flourish.

About Fantastic Contraption

Fantastic Contraption is a physics based puzzle game. Players build bizarre and wonderful machines to traverse mind-bending landscapes. After finishing a level players are encouraged to save their new machines and send them to their friends. Fantastic Contraption has a community of some 250,000 players sharing designs, solutions, and their greatest contraptions. Flex your brain power and see your creations come to life in this addictive puzzler @ http://fantasticcontraption.com.

About dx

A leading custom hosting solutions provider dedicated to the games industry, dx understands the special needs of games companies. Using a multi-homed network infrastructure and Tier 4 data centres in Europe and the USA dx delivers the performance, reliability and crucially the economy, needed to ensure stunning gameplay and a faultless end user experience.

dx clients include some of the biggest names in gaming with deployments ranging from latency sensitive First Person Shooter clusters, complex MMORPG server farms, robust web and dB driven applications through to business continuity cover. The knowledgeable and experienced dx team have been at the heart of online gaming and managed services for over two decades. For more information visit www.dx.net.

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