Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced its work with Austin, Tx.-based UTV True Games ( www.truegames.com), an international pure-play online game publisher for massive multi-player online games (MMOGs), to provide content delivery network (CDN) services and advanced reporting analytics to support UTV True Games’ MMOG game titles. Under the terms of the agreement, UTV True Games will leverage both Level 3’s CDN services and game publishing software from Solid State Networks, a Level 3 Solutions Partner. Solid State Networks will provide its integrated game publishing solution alongside Level 3’s caching and download services, origin storage, and Content Analytics reporting service. “We’ve been impressed by both the quality of the service as well as the level of responsiveness and collaboration we’ve experienced with Level 3 and Solid State Networks,” said Mick Giles, chief technology officer for UTV True Games. “With the insight the companies have provided, we’ve significantly improved our download process over the past year to our players' benefit.” Level 3 and Solid State Networks offer game delivery solutions for developers and publishers designed to increase player conversion and retention, improve operational efficiency, and provide actionable reporting metrics. Level 3 and Solid State Networks have been working with UTV True Games to support the company’s Warrior Epic MMOG title ( www.WarriorEpic.com) and the upcoming launch of the Mytheon game ( www.MytheonGame.com), currently in beta. By examining the extensive metrics provided by both companies, UTV True Games was able to identify areas for improvement in its download experience and make adjustments to its process, thereby increasing the number of successful game downloads. “This is a great example of the benefit of the solutions Level 3 and Solid State Networks provide to meet the specific needs of live game operators,” said Peter Neill, senior vice president of Content Markets at Level 3. "UTV True Games has access to a high level of actionable reporting metrics and – just as importantly – the support of a team that understands online game publishers’ requirements and can help implement new and better solutions for their business.”
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