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Watch an inspiring new gaming documentary.
Join gaming insider Nelson Rodriguez as he meets industry superstars who share insights
on how to deliver legendary gaming experiences.
We can help you provide predictable, fast download experiences with a high-performance distribution platform for online games and other large file-based content. Download Delivery is built on the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Platform™ for superior reliability and scalability.
Improve the quality, consistency and speed of game downloads by placing technology into applications and browsers. Media Acceleration helps you ensure a fast delivery experience for each player, regardless of their circumstances or local network conditions.
Predictive Content Delivery
Ensuring instant download experiences can increase your player engagement. Enhance the efficiency of downloads by prepositioning game content onto your player’s devices before they request it.
Store your online game content fast and simply with the most globally distributed, cloud-based storage solution, offering highly reliable performance and on-demand capacity.
Stay on top of crucial metrics that help you make effective business decisions for your game delivery strategy. Gain highly flexible, customizable insights and visibility into the effectiveness of download performance.
Global Traffic Management
Make sure your multiplayer game is readily available to every player. Our DNS-based load balancing solution balances traffic across all data sources, both cloud-based and on premise, providing a scalable, fault-tolerant solution that delivers high availability under any peak demands.
IP Application Accelerator (IPA)
You're focused on developing engaging IP applications. Akamai can ensure that they reach your users quickly, reliably and securely. With IPA, you can accelerate the delivery of IP-based applications to users worldwide without increasing your infrastructure investment.
Domain Name Service (DNS) is a critical component of every web infrastructure, translating human-readable domain names into numeric IP addresses. With our cloud-based solution, you can improve DNS responsiveness and provide secure, reliable access to your game.
Protect individual applications, entire data centers, and your network from large-scale DDoS attacks. This expert-managed mitigation service is delivered by a combination of globally-distributed scrubbing centers and 24x7x365 Security Operations Centers.
The Most Awesome Game Documentary
Join the quest to find out how to deliver The Most Awesome Game. You’ll meet top industry insiders who share valuable insights into the culture, infrastructure, and future of gaming.
The Most Awesome Game: UX
Experts from Electronic Arts and Epic Games discuss the importance of putting players first when approaching UX design.
The Most Awesome Game: Culture
Take a look at the evolution of gaming culture and technology, from early arcade games of the 1980s to today’s multiplayer and VR experiences.
The Most Awesome Game: Jim Brown, Epic
Keeping players isn’t easy — 95% will leave a game within the first 30 days. Learn about complexities of retaining players from Jim Brown of Epic Games.
The Most Awesome Game: Development
Meet innovators from Electronic Arts, Harebrained Schemes, and Epic Games, who share strategies for successful game development, from understanding your audience to creating an ideal “flow zone” for gameplay.
The Most Awesome Game: James Berg, EA
How do game developers define success? What gives them a sense of validation? James Berg from Electronic Arts gives his perspective.
The Most Awesome Game: Infrastructure
Infrastructure is the backbone of any successful game. Learn strategies for building your infrastructure from experts at ADVR, Bandai Namco, and Akamai.
The Most Awesome Game: Robb Chiarini, Ubisoft
Rob used to host video game tournaments in his home. Find out how he turned his youthful passion into a successful career in the gaming industry.
Frictionless: Defining Friction
How can you make gaming experiences better for your players? Eliminate the obstacles—frictions— that cause them to leave your game. Watch a trailer for the new book Frictionless.
EEDAR Gaming Infrastructure Survey 2017
Get the definitive, must-read report on the state of gaming. You’ll find out what’s currently delighting and disappointing gamers the most across PC, console, mobile, and VR platforms.
Nelson Rodriguez is a gaming industry veteran who’s helped launch blockbusters like Halo 3. Read his new book Frictionless: Build Better Video Games, Attract & Retain Players, Grow Revenue for his game development strategies and insights.
Game Experience Dangers
Is your game having issues? What key friction points concern your players most? Explore the reasons why players may be abandoning, from account hacks to connection issues.
5 Risks to Your Game's Success
You want your game to be a hit. And we can help you figure out what’s holding it back. From disappointing launches to devious hackers, understand the biggest risks to your game — and how you can partner with Akamai to protect against them.
Reducing the Friction
Frictions get in the way of fun and cause players to leave a game. Learn the major types of friction so you can prepare for and manage them.
Frictions are obstacles that cause players to abandon your game. This book excerpt provides a matrix to help you plan for, manage, and reduce frictions so you can create a great gaming experience.
Preparing to Launch
A video game is never quite finished, but sooner or later you have to launch. In this book excerpt, you’ll learn how to set the stage for a successful launch, fix and recover from problems that occur, and recalibrate marketing to extend the product life cycle.
Meet innovators from Electronic Arts, Harebrained Schemes, and Epic Games, who share strategies for successful game development, from understanding your audience to creating an ideal “flow zone” for game play.
Your Game Delivers, But Does Your Technology?
User retention? Security threats? Global expansion? Explore the scaling challenges that are keeping tech leaders up at night, and learn how Akamai can help.
Infrastructure is the backbone of any successful game. Learn strategies for building secure, scalable infrastructure from experts at ADVR, Bandai Namco, and Akamai.
Akamai Download Delivery
Give players the fast download experiences they expect. With Akamai Delivery Download, you can increase your download completion rate, scale globally without any buildouts, and reduce player churn. Sign up for a free trial now.
Get the definitive, must-read report on the state of gaming. You’ll find out what’s currently delighting and disappointing gamers the most across PC, console, mobile, and VR platforms
Frictionless: Sustaining Momentum
How do you keep players engaged after launch? In this excerpt from the book Frictionless, you’ll learn about retaining brand equity, developing communities, and promoting your marketing messages.
Find out how we helped Ubisoft meet their players’ demand for instant access to new releases and gain clear, real-time visibility into their game inventory.
Nelson Rodriguez is a gaming industry veteran who’s helped launch blockbusters like Halo 3. Read his new book Frictionless: Build Better Video Games, Attract & Retain Players, Grow Revenue for his development strategies and insights.
Friction hurts, especially in gaming
You can’t address every single player complaint. But frictions — the issues that prompt players to abandon your game — require your attention. See what some of the most common frictions are, and how the best games keep players happily immersed.
Your players don’t like waiting — and they dislike interruptions to play even more. Learn how you can reduce these frictions to deliver seamless, uninterrupted gaming experiences.
Game crunch doesn’t always have to be a thing
You’re getting ready for a global launch, backed by a large marketing spend. Your team is counting on you. Learn how some flexible planning can prevent a launch from turning into a stressful crunch.
To keep players happy, first seek understanding
What are your game’s frictions? You need to understand them if you hope to create a great gaming experience. Map out and plan for frictions in advance so you can build a framework for keeping players happy.
Winning at launch
With launch time getting closer, make sure things go smoothly by laying out a strategy for handling the frictions you’re likely to encounter. And start considering a scalable adaptive infrastructure to ensure the best gaming experiences.