52 Entertainment, a French e-gaming specialist, were looking to keep both of their Virtual Regatta titles (Inshore and Offshore) online after the deprecation of GameSparks
We streamline migrations for your business
Designing your game cloud solution is often a daunting task with a multitude of facets to consider, not least budgetary - predicting the dau, mau and ccu for your titles can be tricky! While promises of gaming in the cloud can boost dependability, scalability and lower overall costs, moving your infrastructure into the cloud can be complicated.
Code Wizards are experts in migrating game payloads to the cloud for the first time, or from other cloud providers. Countless migrations have allowed us to streamline our internal processes, ensuring you benefit from our experience whilst minimising interruptions to your game estate. Each game is unique in its setup, and we treat every engagement as if it was the first, but with the experience of the many!
As an AWS Advanced Services Partner, Code Wizards has the expertise and resources to efficiently migrate your game to the cloud.
Migration Planning Done Right
Migrating to the cloud can be a complicated process. Code Wizards will produce a detailed migration plan to simplify the process - which can be implemented by our team of game cloud migration experts.
Our team of AWS-certified engineers has extensive knowledge and experience in successfully implementing AWS game migrations; alleviating the stresses associated with migrations, compressing your timeline, avoiding pitfalls and minimising downtime. Most importantly this allows you to focus on what you do best.
Accurate Cost Forecasting
During the assessment phase of the migration, we’ll gather valuable all required information around the expected DAU, MAU and CCU for the your game launch. Into this knowledge bank, we'll also include additional expectations from the target architecture, utilising readings from your current architecture where applicable.
Code Wizards can then review the outputs from all these facets to aid accurate financial planning and forecasting over your AWS spend. We have the knowledge, tools and experience to provide increased certainty, transparency, and granularity into the factors driving your overall costs.
Tech Stack Knowledge
Our experts have a huge bank of knowledge to draw upon for each migration they are engaged in. Not only do they understand game development and game tech, they understand the payloads involved and the most suitable platforms to utilise.
From Heroic Cloud to Accelbyte, GameLift to custom scalers, Kinesis to Athena - we've got you covered.
Our AWS Migration Approach
Code Wizards works with you to completely understand your game and it's architecture to determine how best to migrate and modernize your solution. We take your objectives, requirements, and challenges into consideration as we build your AWS gaming cloud environment
During the assessment phase, we analyze the current game architecture from both infrastructure and data perspectives to determine the best path forward for migration. We leverage discovery sessions with key stakeholders, code / architecture review and also AWS tooling including (but not limited to) the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF). Through this phase Code Wizards will gain a comprehensive understanding of the estate.
In the mobilization phase, Code Wizards and AWS address any gaps in the game or organisation readiness that were uncovered during the assessment, with a focus on building your environment, driving operational readiness, and developing cloud skills. The Cloud Adoption Readiness Tool (CART) helps you develop plans for your cloud adoption based on your migration readiness.
3. Migrate & Modernize
During the migrate & modernize phase, each of your workloads is designed, migrated, and validated. AWS Migration Hub allows you to quickly see progress updates across all your migrations, easily identify and troubleshoot issues, and reduce the overall time and effort spent on your migration projects.
Antstream, a British games company, were looking to keep their cloud-based gaming service online after the deprecation of GameSparks.
EGL (European Gaming League), a prominent esports tournament and event organizer based in Europe, were looking to modernize their architecture to maximise resilience and scalability.
Codemasters, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts required to keep their popular mobile game, F1 Mobile Racing online after the deprecation of GameSparks