Thursday, October 09, 2008

Deploy Client and Network Help Get In The (Serious) Game Faster

A new distribution system for more efficient SG download

Press Release

Pragmatic Solutions and U.S. Army Announce New America's Army Distribution System

Westlake Village, Calif., and Silver Spring, MD October 9, 2008 - Pragmatic Solutions, Inc. and the U.S. Army announced today the America’s Army Deploy Client and Deploy Provider Network. The Deploy Client is a new software distribution system designed to more efficiently download the America’s Army game and get the player in-game faster.

The Deploy Client uses a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol to selectively choose which files to download. Users downloading the files will also be offering a portion of their upload bandwidth in a secure manner to transfer portions of the file to other users. The Deploy Client serves as a launching pad for the America's Army Game Client where players can link to the community forum and gain access to support, additional features, and content which will be dynamically delivered.

Future releases of the Deploy Client will be enhanced with new functionality that allows players to directly log into their player accounts and access all of their America's Army services thorough one simple log-in. With this single sign-in, players will be able to view their personnel jacket and game-play statistics, and use the Deploy Client browser to connect directly to a game server.

The Deploy Provider Network is made up of the world’s leading download partners who are able to provide bandwidth, customer support and outstanding gaming experiences.

Additional information on the America’s Army Deploy Client can be found at
www.aadeploy.com

Additional information on the Deploy Provider Network can be found at www.aadeploy.com/deploy/partners.
About Pragmatic Solutions, Inc.


Pragmatic Solutions, Inc. develops software and adds brains to games. By employing unique database-driven technology, we create innovative software to enhance online gaming potential. With our Leverage™ Software Suite, a fully-scalable architecture which manages all server-side aspects of a game, we can integrate your single-player scenario, MMOG, commercial or serious game title. We provide tools to distribute games, provide social networking, and then assess and infer traits to enhance and customize the needs of your game community.

This approach, fundamental to the way each developer works, has contributed to Pragmatic Solutions, Inc. proudly becoming an America's Army technology partner.


About America’s Army Game

Launched on July 4th 2002, America’s Army is an innovative PC action game that provides young adults with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today’s high-tech Army. With users having invested over 230 million hours virtually exploring the Army from Basic Training to operations in the War on Terrorism, America’s Army ranks among the top ten online PC action games played worldwide.

The game provides a unique, interactive experience allowing players to gain a perspective into Army occupations and values by assuming virtual roles as U.S. Army Soldiers. Players navigate through challenges real Soldiers confront. As they dominate these challenges, they expand opportunities for advancement and development in roles from Special Forces to combat medic. In the America's Army game, players are bound by Rules of Engagement (ROE) and grow in experience as they navigate challenges in teamwork-based, multiplayer, force on force operations. In the game, as in the Army, accomplishing missions requires a team effort and adherence to the seven Army Core Values. Through its emphasis on team play, the game demonstrates these values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage and makes them integral to success in America's Army.


Since July 2002 the Army has released over 25 major updates to its America’s Army game for the PC. These releases, which are available at www.americasarmy.com, feature new technologies, missions, Army units and occupations. In keeping with the dynamic nature of Soldiering, the America's Army game will continue to expand and will allow players to explore the Army of today, tomorrow and the future.