Socialspiel Meets Global, Multi-Platform Launch Timeline with the Help of Perforce Helix SCM and Collaboration Platform
WOKINGHAM (UK), October 28, 2015 – Perforce Software today announced that Legacy Quest, the new free-to-play roguelike action-RPG game developed by Socialspiel Entertainment and published by Nexon, has soft-launched in 14 countries. The game was developed using the Perforce Helix source code management (SCM) and collaboration platform.
Global Cross-Platform Development
The scalability of the Perforce Helix platform was paramount to Socialspiel’s development process. The studio initially used Git for version control, but the platform couldn’t meet Socialspiel’s need to store all project assets—including large binary files—in one place. By using Perforce Helix as the “single source of truth” for all Legacy Quest IP, the studio’s art, audio, development and production teams from Vienna, Seoul and Los Angeles collaborated seamlessly to branch, build and merge new releases across platforms including iOS and Android. Socialspiel estimates that Perforce Helix helped increase release efficiency by as much as 30 percent compared to previous projects.
“We founded Socialspiel in 2010 as a group of ex-Rockstar Games developers who were used to working with Perforce on some of the largest game franchises in the world,” said Mike Borras, co-founder and CEO of Socialspiel Entertainment. “We initially thought that Perforce was out of our price range as a startup, but the free-for-20-users program allowed us to switch over from Git and continue building on top of the workflows we were used to. From Legacy Quest’s initial development to its release and ongoing live operations, Perforce Helix allows us to operate at Triple-A scale, with the speed, flexibility and efficiency of a lean mobile studio.”
Perforce is the games industry’s most popular SCM and collaboration platform due to its speed, ease of use and ability to manage any type of file–including large binaries, such as the artwork and audio files used to make games. By acting as a single repository for all code, IP and other assets, it enables studios to accelerate many of their key development processes and easily plug in automation tools to quickly branch and manage builds.
Scaling Triple-A Development
Socialspiel started using Perforce Helix through the Perforce 20/20 Program, which offers Perforce Helix free of charge for up to 20 users or 20 workspaces; it also includes access to Perforce’s award-winning technical support. As Socialspiel outgrew the program, it migrated to the paid edition without any downtime or issues, allowing the studio to scale its Triple-A development practices throughout the entire development and release process.
“We created the 20/20 Program because we believe that companies shouldn’t have to compromise on the quality of their tools and processes based on their size and budget,” said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO of Perforce. “It’s very satisfying to work with young companies like Socialspiel and watch them grow and mature with our technology.”
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About Perforce Software
Perforce Software helps companies build complex products more collaboratively and securely. Its highly scalable source code management (SCM) and collaboration platform, Perforce Helix, enables global teams to collaborate on any type or size of file. It supports both centralised and distributed (DVCS) workflows while safeguarding intellectual property with advanced behavioural analytics. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including adidas, Samsung, NVIDIA, Intuit, Pixar, Salesforce, EA, Ubisoft and VMware. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.perforce.com/.
About Socialspiel Entertainment GmbH
Socialspiel Entertainment is a developer of free to play mobile games exclusively published by Nexon. Founded in 2010 in Vienna, Austria by a team of ex-Rockstar Games developers, Socialspiel has created several award winning free to play social games such as “Tight Lines Fishing” and “Asterix & Friends”. Since 2014, Socialspiel has been working together with Nexon to bring high-quality adventures to the hands of mobile gamers around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.socialspiel.com.
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