London, 6th May 2010 – dx the leading custom hosting solution and services provider dedicated to the games industry, is pleased to announce that it is providing infrastructure, hosting and IP transit for the exciting free to play racing game, The Challenge for Pole Position .
The Challenge for Pole Position is a unique game exclusively available on PolePosition.com. FREE to play with a £100,000 cash 1st prize and "money can’t buy" motorsport experiences for the winner. Designed by James Worrall (designer of the World renowned Grand Theft Auto) the first challenge runs for a year and is set around the legendary Monaco street circuit. Thousands of players have already logged their times in an effort to win the coveted first prize and to be entered into the monthly prize draws.
Working with developer Eclipse Interactive dx organized and managed the installation of a dedicated server cluster into the dx Tier4 data centre and connected to dx’s fully redundant multi-homed Tier1 network.
About PolePosition/Motorsport Challenges Inc
The Challenge is the first in a unique series of motorsport related racing games exclusively available on www.PolePosition.com that are free to register and free play, aimed at males aged 16-40. The challenges will test the player’s skill and nerve on some of the leading motorsport circuits around the Globe, with money can’t buy prizes and motorsport experiences for the lucky winners.
Throughout the duration of the Challenge PolePosition.com are expecting to drive millions of players to register and play and for each player to play on average 3 times over the duration of the challenge and approximately for 10 minutes each session. This will give millions of minutes of play time, brand exposure and interaction with the players. For more information visit www.poleposition.com
About Eclipse Interactive
Eclipse creates apps and games for media, publishers & brands. Our full-service software and application development experience provides a faultless, concept, design, and development service, delivering complete solutions, from strategy and design to development and production. Eclipse has expertise in J2ME, Flash, C/C++, iPhone and Smartphone games and entertainment apps, online-multiplayer, and Facebook and social media apps. Eclipse is also an officially licensed Nintendo and Sony developer. For more information visit http://www.eclipseinteractive.co.uk
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.