Russian game developer, Nival, needed to improve the experience of its role-playing and strategy games, including Prime World and Blitzkrieg, as the company expands globally. That need brought them to Level 3, whose CDN allows gamers all over the world to access Nival’s content from the server nearby to them, thereby reducing download times.
Nival currently has thirty million people playing its games worldwide. The company’s track record includes the best-selling Blitzkrieg, Prime World, Heroes of Might and Magic V, Silent Storm and Etherlords game series. In order to target gamers in North America and Europe in 2014, Nival needed a global and secure CDN that would support the resulting anticipated growth in data volumes, while still providing an optimal online gaming experience.
“Level 3 has a solid and reliable reputation, which we trust to support our increasing number of players,” said Sergey Orlovskiy, Founder and CEO of Nival. “Not only does Level 3’s CDN improve our technical capabilities, but also it enhances our reputation as we continue to build our player base for Prime World and future games.”
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Nival was founded in 1996 by games industry veteran Sergey Orlovskiy, who currently serves as the company’s CEO. With offices in Hallandale, Florida; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine and Minsk, Belarus, Nival currently has more than 200 employees across four development studios.
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company serving customers in over 60 countries. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions, IP-based voice and data communications, as well as data center and cloud-based solutions among which its CDN service.