Cloud Gaming: Benefits for Indie Developers
22 December 2020
As a company built by native game developers, we couldn’t help but see the potential in cloud gaming and what it could offer indie developers. Over time, hardware only gets more advanced and those who are left behind watch an ever-expanding technology gap. That’s why we are so passionate about cloud gaming and why we launched Cyrex GST. Not only for players but for developers too, to allow them to expand and compete in the huge gaming market.
We know that getting into the world of game development is difficult to begin with. There are resources that are needed; time, money, and assets, to name some of the key ones. Not only that but once you manage to get into the actual development process, you’re competing with thousands of others like you. The competition is tough. Working against established studios is even harder and trying to compete with a AAA studio can be an insurmountable task.
So, we decided to help push things in another direction. We go the way of reach and accessibility without sacrificing quality. We go to the cloud.
Remove the limits of gaming and reach out
Extending the reach of your game can seem daunting but getting it out there doesn’t have to involve a big-budget marketing plan. It can just be gaming in a more accessible and universal format. For example, a smartphone with an internet connection. No need for big downloads or local installs, no consoles or gaming PCs. This way, the players have access to your games almost anywhere, anytime. In addition, this transition to the cloud won’t require you to make any development or coding changes. In fact, it won’t require any changes at all. We will port your game for cross-compatibility purposes and have it cloud-compatible. All we need is the client. Once we’ve worked our magic, we will deliver your game back alongside your very own cloud platform. If you don’t have the means to host a cloud platform yet, no problem! We offer a hosting service too. All of this will help to cut costs and free up your team to focus on what really matters, making great games.
What this all means is you can have your game reach huge, untouched markets without having to go toe-to-toe with larger and more established studios or publishers. One such market is India, where in 2016 the number of mobile gamers hit 201 million. That number is expected to reach around 370 million by 2022. This market is relatively untouched and with the cloud, you can have your own reach and your own access. No extra workload, no extra hassle of compatibility.
Safe and secure, for players and developers
We know that the independence of a project is both a huge benefit but also comes with its own drawbacks. It can be difficult fitting everything into the budget of indie game development. With our GST program, you will have the increased reach and accessibility, but the nature of cloud gaming ensures increased security. Our cloud streaming-only delivers audio/visual streams to the players. They get no access to any code or game files, which is a dramatic increase in the overall integrity of the game’s security.
We’re a leader in cybersecurity, meaning we absolutely do not mess around when it comes to your security. You can rest assured that once everything is handed back to you, that your game and client security was an absolute priority during the process of getting them GST ready.