Why PatchKit is a CDN for Gaming?

Everyone who was working on a game knows how important is to choose a good CDN when it comes to the distribution. However, games are not only just files. Asking your players to download your game is one thing, but managing it along with the all the updates, many distribution channels, and access restrictions can be a painful process.

PatchKit is effectively targeting those issues by providing a unique application publishing experience where all you need to do is upload a zip file including all your application files. Our service takes all of these, calculates binary difference files and publishes it on tens of mirror nodes all over the world. At this point, you get a portable launcher application that you can share with anyone you'd like. It will make sure your game gets installed and is up to date at all times.

Regular CDNs are optimized to serve small to medium files for web applications where requesting a small file and delivering it at low speed in case of cache-miss is not a big issue, but for big files like games, it can be a serious problem. Players are very impatient and asking tens of your players to wait a little longer to get their game before cache can be filled may harm your reputation.

PatchKit CDN system is optimized for game distribution more than everything else. When a game is published, all its files are being sent to as many mirror nodes as possible. Later on, our load balancing algorithm is observing in what regions demand is higher than in others and decides to dynamically re-balance the number of nodes that serve your files. This way your players will always be able to download your game at the top speed.

 

Important Features

 
  • Built-in launcher

    Every application built with a portable launcher that can be freely customized using well-known Unity UI library.

  • Multiplatform

    Do not limit yourself to a single operating system. Our Patcher works great on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux distributions.

  • Fast HTTP Delivery

    PatchKit is based on fast, reliable, and battle-proven CDN network that will deliver your files to your users instantly.

  • Cloud Patching

    All patch files are built in the cloud. Focus on development, leave all the rest to us.

  • No commissions

    We won't take any sale commissions from you. You're free to keep any business plan you feel happy.

  • Product Keys

    Allows you to give access to your applications only to those who own license keys. It's a simple, effective and non-intrusive solution to get started.

  • Whitelabel

    By default a patcher (even custom one) displays a PatchKit logo. White-label feature allows you to get rid of it. Make it fully yours.

  • Responsive support

    We're ready to assist you seven days a week, 356 days a year with response time below 24 hours and high customer satisfaction.

     
     

    The Launcher

    The launcher is all users need for downloading your application and keeping it up to date. It's also completely customizable, so you can quickly match it to your title or company!

     

    Fully customizable

    Just download the source files, and you can customize your Launcher using Unity's UGUI system.

    High-speed

    Don't ask your users to wait! Our optimized Launcher algorithms will download and update your application as quickly as possible.

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    Self-updating

    Any changes you make to the Launcher will be received by your players instantly! There's no need for them to download the new version.

    Lightweight

    At only 10 MB, the Launcher is incredibly responsive no matter what platform it's on.


           

     

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