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Oasis Games and Iron Mountain Interactive Power Hero Sports Game Steel Circus with Amazon GameLift

Players love jumping into fast-paced and action-packed multiplayer sports games.

But how do you make players feel truly immersed and engaged with other players when in reality, they’re likely scattered across the globe?

For Oasis Games and Iron Mountain Interactive, the speed of both gameplay and the game’s supporting infrastructure is key.

Their latest title, Steel Circus, is a sci-fi sporting event that sees players use skill, strategy, and speed to take control of one of several champions and compete in 3-3 online matches.

When approaching building online matches for Steel Circus, Oasis Games and Iron Mountain Interactive knew a reliable technology provider was essential. “To give our players the best possible experience in a fast-paced game, low and stable latency is critical.” Explains Nikolaus Pöttler, DevOps Engineer of Iron Mountain Interactive.

Since launching closed Alpha, Steel Circus has been built on AWS, relying on game server and matchmaking management from Amazon GameLift. “We use Amazon GameLift to maintain our real-time service. It handles our auto-scaling and deployment of servers, as well as the matchmaking of players around the globe.” Said Nikolaus.

As the game continues through to Steam Early Access, and development requirements grow, Oasis Games and Iron Mountain Interactive are able to continually provide a great experience and innovate on behalf of their players. Daniel Lin, Marketing VP of Oasis Games said, “We constantly listen to player feedback and make regular updates including new champions, arenas, customizations, and balancing fixes.”

And with Amazon GameLift, the team are able to dedicate more of their time to the game, and think less about infrastructure management. “GameLift is powerful because it frees us up to think about those player facing features. Using a few simple configuration options we can automate the scaling of game servers and cut down the complexity of matchmaking players quickly and fairly.” Said Nikolaus.

Steel Circus will launch on Steam Early Access on August 8th 2019.

About Oasis Games

Oasis Games Limited was established in 2011 and has since become one of the top global interactive entertainment publishers. The company continues its pioneering presence as the first strategic publishing partner of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Shanghai for the global publishing market—uniquely positioning Oasis Games to bring high-quality games to PC, console, and mobile players worldwide. The company has launched a lineup of exciting Steam and PlayStation VR games, and also has highly anticipated titles. For more information, please visit Oasis Games’ official site.

About Iron Mountain Interactive

Founded in 2017 in Vienna, Austria, Iron Mountain Interactive GmbH is a cross-platform game developer founded by former Rockstar Games, Deep Silver, and Socialspiel Entertainment veterans who have been creating AAA PC, Console and Mobile games for the western and Asian markets for over 15 years.


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