Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games

Guinness record
On 29 January was set a new Guinness Record in number of online players in network games. Experimental game Man vs. Machine gathered in peak moment 999 people during one play.
The rift was prepared only to break through the barrier of 1000 players playing at the same time. Unluckely server didn’t manage when the 1000 player was logging in – then the play has stopped and after next beginning of the game, there were only 980 players left. Although the magic barrier of 1000 wasn’t break through, producers of the game can still be proud of beating the previous record. Developers said that previous record was 399 on one battle field in other browser game PlanetSide.
Comfort play attended by 999 players realized  thanks to new technology PikkoServer. The battlefield was hosted by 8 single-threaded Unity Game Servers that each handle a section of the battlefield. PikkoServer divides the battlefield between the game servers and glues the result together many times during one second.
Man vs. Machine is online browser game, first- person shooter, which was created for one use only. So you can’t play again and the only way was to show up on 29 January at 4 p.m. on official website and log in on a server. Players during the experiment were divided into two sections which were fighting with each other- machines and men.