Edgegap, a Canada-based startup and pioneer in the edge computing industry & infrastructure automation, has made its platform even more developer-friendly with the integration of seven well-known netcodes for multiplayer and online gaming, including the recently released Unity Netcode for GameObjects and Photon Fusion, at the same time making the process of launching a game with multiplayer features significantly quicker and easier.
Having to spend time integrating a netcode with a specific infrastructure and going through the complex process of setting up and testing online features can take weeks, adding cost and complexity. By adding popular netcode samples and integrations to its platform, Edgegap has removed a significant amount of work, meaning a developer can have a game server deployed and ready to test in a matter of hours, if not minutes. The new integrations include Fishnet networking, Mirror networking, Photon Fusion, Proudnet, Photon Bolt, Unity Netcode for Game Object and Unreal Networking.
Edgegap provides a managed platform based on containerization which makes it simple and easy for any game developer to build, release and maintain multiplayer games worldwide. Whether it’s a 1v1 fighting game, a fast-paced first-person shooter or a massively multiplayer online game, Edgegap gives developers the tools to create a superior online experience with minimal effort and low latency.
Along with Edgegap’s existing plugins for both Unity and Unreal, the new integrations will make it simpler for Edgegap’s customers to host their online games – leaving developers to focus their time and effort on what they do best.
“Making a video game is never an easy proposition, but making a multiplayer game is even harder. Getting the right infrastructure setup is one of the most complex tasks for any developer, you just need to look at the number of major AAA games that regularly fall flat on launch day. One of Edgegap’s core missions is to democratize the creation of multiplayer games, by making the utilization of complex infrastructure as simple as possible. These new integrations take us one step closer to that goal, and will help bring a new wave of multiplayer games on the market faster than ever before,” said Mathieu Duperré, CEO and Founder of Edgegap.
The new integrations include:
- Mirror networking: Based on Unity’s UNET, Mirror is a completely open source, free to use and one of the simplest solutions to use based on having the same project for Client and Server.
- Fish-Networking: Fish-Networking is an open-source and feature-rich networking library for Unity, initially based on the Mirror networking project. While it removed some of the simplicity behind Mirror, it added and improved some features while optimizing memory usage
- Proudnet: A netcode built specifically for large MMOs, used by some of the biggest games coming from Korea and Japan.
- Unity Netcode for Game Object: Netcode for GameObjects is a high-level networking library built by the team at Unity. It enables you to send GameObjects and world data across a networking session to all players at once.
- Unreal Networking: The standard solution for the Unreal engine. Both efficient and feature-rich, used most of the time for Unreal games either as is, or as a base to improve upon.
- Photon Fusion: A state synchronisation networking library for Unity. It supports two fundamentally different network topologies and offers advanced features like data compression and lag compensation.
- Photon Bolt: A networking library built with dedicated server and listen server architecture in mind. Has a built-in event system and state replication engine which can synchronize object transforms and user-definable properties automatically.
Oddin.gg Boosts United States Expansion with Key Licensing Efforts and High-Profile Partnership
Oddin.gg, a leader in eSports betting, is excited to announce significant strides in its North American expansion. Building on Oddin.gg’s existing licenses in Ontario, New Jersey and Colorado, the company is actively pursuing licenses in key states including Ohio, Maryland, Kansas and five more, underscoring their commitment to broadening the company’s footprint in the dynamic United States market.
The United States sports betting landscape is evolving rapidly, with regulations varying across states. This complexity makes navigating the legal requirements challenging but also presents a unique opportunity for innovation and growth in eSports betting. The market is projected to see exponential growth, with an estimated betting volume of around US$10 billion by 2025. The goal of Oddin.gg is to be at the forefront of this surge, offering an unparalleled betting experience.
In this ambitious venture, Oddin.gg is thrilled to partner with Bill Pascrell III, a distinguished figure in political and legal circles. His extensive experience as Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey, Passaic County Counsel and a trusted advisor to high-profile political campaigns and officials including John Kerry and United States Senators like Jon Corzine, Frank Lautenberg and Cory Booker, positions him uniquely to navigate the complex regulatory landscape.
“Our pursuit of additional state licenses in partnership with Bill marks a significant advancement in our mission,” the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for Oddin.gg, Vlastimil Venclik, said. “We’re not just growing our footprint; we’re innovating and enhancing the eSports betting experience, setting new industry standards. This expansion reflects our dedication to providing engaging, reliable and compliant betting services to eSports enthusiasts across the United States. We’re excited about what the future holds and are committed to being at the forefront of this rapidly-evolving market. We strive to be the leading force dispelling the misconceptions surrounding eSports betting and vigilant guardian of the integrity not just in North America but globally.”
“It is an honor for me to be retained by the number-one choice for eSports betting, Oddin.gg,” Pascrell said. “I will be assisting it as outside counsel with licensing and regulatory compliance in North America. Vlastimil Venclik, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, and Marek Suchar, co-founder and Managing Director, are trail blazers in the eSports betting market. Vlastimil and Marek have tremendous reach and the best odds feed and risk management as a major B2B provider. The recent decision to expand the reach into the North American market by pursuing faster licensing in more jurisdictions in the United States has generated incredible interest in the ever-growing eSports betting market.”
The company’s goal goes beyond market presence. The aim is to create a richer, more engaging betting environment, tapping into the potential of a market ripe for transformation. This journey is about setting new benchmarks in eSports betting and creating lasting impacts that resonate with their users nationwide. Other news on how Oddin.gg continues to break new ground in the United States eSports betting scene will follow.
Expanse Studios Forges Super Prospective Media Partnership with SlotsOnlineCanada.com
In its latest stride toward expanding its digital footprint, Expanse Studios has entered into an exciting media partnership with SlotsOnlineCanada .com, a trusted and Canada’s most renowned online resource dedicated to guiding local slot enthusiasts.
A Canadian Authority on Slots
SlotsOnlineCanada.com, with over a decade of presence, has become a cornerstone for Canadian players seeking insightful slot reviews and a chance to play online slots for free. The site distinguishes itself with contributions from notable gambling experts. The website stands out as the authentic go-to site for Canadian players, offering unbiased reviews and gaming insights.
A Series of Exciting Collaborations
This partnership with Expanse Studios is a continuation of Expanse’s streak of significant alliances in the gaming world, underscoring a shared commitment to providing top-notch gaming experiences. SlotsOnlineCanada.com has already showcased Expanse Studios’ innovative slots, including “Wild Icy Fruits” and “Clown Fever Deluxe”, with in-depth reviews that players have found invaluable.
“We are thrilled to partner with SlotsOnlineCanada.com and bring our slot games into the spotlight for Canadian players,” said Damjan Stamenkovic, CEO of Expanse Studios. “SlotsOnlineCanada.com’s expertise and authoritative voice in the Canadian market make them the perfect platform to showcase our exciting gaming portfolio and ongoing expansion onto Americas.”
“It is with great excitement that we welcome this new collaboration with Expanse Studios. They have produced some super exciting online slots games, and slot players in Canada will now have the opportunity to read our Expanse game reviews and find how to play these exciting slots when they visit our site” said Gayle Mitchell, one of the leading online casino experts at OnlineSlotsCanada.
SlotsOnlineCanada.com was established over 10 years ago to help Canadian slots players choose the best online slots and casinos. They offer detailed slot reviews and allow players the opportunity to play online slots games for free before committing to play for real money. Their team of expertise include Gayle Mitchell who is a seasoned gambling author and writer in Canada and also John Grochowski, who has been one of the world’s most prolific casino writers since launching a weekly Gaming column in the Chicago Sun-Times in 1994.
BCLC Marks Multiculturalism Week with Introduction of New Inclusive Holiday Program for Employees
In recognition of our diverse workforce, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has introduced a new program offering employees the flexibility to substitute up to six BCLC-observed statutory holidays in a calendar year for other days that have personal, cultural or religious significance to them.
This announcement coincides with British Columbia’s multiculturalism week and is BCLC’s latest enhancement to advance diversity, inclusion and belonging within the organization.
“As an employer, we recognize that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to holidays and, as our work with diversity, inclusion and belonging moves forward, so must our approach to our practices,” the Chief People Officer for the BCLC, Sandy Austin, said. “This is another important step to build inclusive, equitable and safe workplaces and communities and we’re encouraging other employers to reach out to us to learn more.”
To further advance diversity, inclusion and belonging, the BCLC, guided by dedicated employee resource groups, is building inclusive policies, processes and structures to promote a safe, equitable and barrier-free environment where employees can thrive.
“This program acknowledges the individual values and beliefs of our employees and celebrates that,” the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager for the BCLC, Madhavee Inamdar, said. “We are incredibly fortunate to have such a diverse workforce and are honouring that diversity and reaffirming our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture at BCLC where all employees feel that they are seen, valued and belong.”
One exception to the substitution options is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In line with our commitment to lasting and meaningful reconciliation, this day must be observed by all employees on September 30 of each year.
To learn more about how the BCLC is working to advance diversity, inclusion and belonging, visit Corporate.BCLC .com.
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