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Austin, TX – October 6, 2011- BigWorld Pty Ltd, enVie Interactive™, LLC, and BitRaider come together in Austin for this year’s Game Developers Conference Online to discuss the successful integration of their three properties.
VIE™: Virtual Island of Entertainment™ is a 3D virtual world with social game elements developed by enVie Interactive. The studio has licensed both BitRaider and BigWorld technologies to help facilitate VIE’s development process. BigWorld provides the end-to-end game development middleware technology and support that has allowed enVie Interactive to focus their efforts on the actual design of their virtual world without needing to dedicate resources to internal tools development.
“We’ve been happy to see how enVie Interactive has leveraged our tools, client and server technology to create their rich 3D world, and are thrilled to see BitRaider’s streaming solution actively making the experience even more frictionless and enjoyable for their users,” says John De Margheriti, CEO of BigWorld.
BitRaider equips VIE with cloud-based asset streaming, allowing users to progressively download the virtual world’s assets as they play, instead of downloading one large package installer. Other BitRaider features include progressive patching during gameplay and character movement prediction about twenty times per second to ensure the game world quickly streams from the cloud to the end user.
” VIE has been an excellent showcase for BitRaider streaming technology,” said Royal O’Brien, CEO of BitRaider. “The very smooth launch where VIE starts playing in minutes and patches while it’s played is a great testament to an excellent partnership.”
enVie Interactive’s adoption of these two technologies has enhanced the quality of experience for guests on VIE and has broadened appeal by increasing the speed at which guests can enter the world.
“By integrating BigWorld Technology, we are able to make VIE the most visually immersive 3D virtual world experience,” said Stacey Hirata, President of enVie Interactive. “BitRaider has helped us accelerate the delivery of this experience to our guests and we’re thrilled by the results from these amazing partnerships.”
BigWorld Pty Ltd was formed in 2002, and has offices in Australia, Europe, USA and China. BigWorld Technology provides developers of online games a competitive advantage by significantly reducing risk, cost and time to market. The BigWorld Technology Suite includes a highly scalable and stable server, robust next-gen client, content creation tools, a library of 3 rd party plugins, full support, and other accompanying tools. Multiple licensing options are available. More information at www.bigworldtech.com
BitRaider MMO, LLC. is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana company that licenses a disruptive game streaming technology to publishers who want to provide a superior player experience faster, more easily and without the pain of current download and patching methods. More information at www.bitraider.com/
About enVie™ Interactive LLC
Based in Sunnyvale, California, enVie Interactive LLC is a ground-breaking developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Players can sign up for enVie’s flagship product, VIE: Virtual Island of Entertainment at www.viethegame.com, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/viethegame or follow us on Twitter @viethegame to receive additional information.