BigWorld, a provider of Massively Multiplayer Online Game platforms, and Taipei, Taiwan-based game studio UserJoy Technologies, developers of Chinese massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) such as The Legend of Three Kingdoms Online
and Angel Love Online
, today announced a new agreement that will see the BigWorld Technology Suite utilized as the development platform for UserJoy's future games.
The BigWorld Technology Suite, which will be shown to the industry this week at the ChinaJoy expo in Shanghai, is an integrated set of tools, software and systems that provides all of the underlying technology and content development tools required to produce an MMOG. BigWorld has licensed their technology for use a number of upcoming MMOG titles.
The suite of tools provides operators and studios with a lower total cost of ownership through several innovations. The BigWorld Server architecture allows operators to run several games on a single server cluster, dramatically reducing the cost of running the game, while the enhanced Content Creation Pipeline reduces the cost of building and filling out the complex worlds required in next-generation games.
“It takes a lot of time, human resources, and risk to engage in developing a next-generation MMOG engine. After a detailed 3 month evaluation, we decided to use the most professional engine for online games; that is the BigWorld Technology Suite, which has been particularly developed for MMOG,” commented Tse Wen, Chu, General Manager at UserJoy. “It saves us plenty of time, manpower, and cost to use the BigWorld Technology Suite, allowing us more time and people to concentrate on the essence of the game and developing innovative gameplay. Meanwhile, the integral support and training session provided by BigWorld allows us to get
into production and start the project right away.”