Knetik Media and Digital Development Management Join Forces to Offer Gaming Platform Solutions Worldwide
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Knetik Media and Digital Development Management (DDM) announced today they are partnering to offer video game developers, publishers, and the industry at large digital content delivery for online and mobile games via Knetik Media's state-of-the-art turnkey platform. Today's announcement was made by Knetik Media Chief Executive Officer Shane Robinett, DDM Founder & Managing Partner Jeff Hilbert and DDM President Joe Minton.
Knetik Media's advanced gaming platform allows pro and casual gamers to benefit from the multitude of gaming related entertainment features, such as social media integration, tournaments, clans, achievements and in-game micro transactions across any PC, tablet or mobile device worldwide. It provides these features within a secure framework that has support for billing using multiple payment options, integrated SSO, and a robust administrative system for managing users, games, and devices.
"This is an exciting growth opportunity for our company that allows us to reach a whole new type of gamer," said Knetik Media Chief Executive Officer, Shane Robinett. "It's important that innovative companies like Knetik and DDM maintain strong relationships to provide customers with the best possible gaming experience." Knetik Media's experience operating in both the Over-The-Top (OTT) Gaming and Video/TV industries provides for a robust platform with proven scalability and high availability. Knetik Media has delivered over a billion assets to over 50 million unique consumers world-wide.
As the leading consultancy and agency for video games and digital entertainment, DDM represents some of the most prominent independent development studios in the gaming industry including Ninja Theory (DmC Devil May Cry), Yager (Spec Ops: The Line), Slant Six Games (Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City), and Zombie Studios (Blacklight: Retribution). In addition to its Game Studio Representation division, DDM offers industry guidance for successful expansion in the video game business through Game Industry Services (GIS), and facilitates production needs to handle all aspects of bringing a game to market through Game Production Services (GPS). DDM will help source opportunities to deliver rich gaming content to a broader, global audience using Knetik Media's platform through its GPS division.
Red Stallion Interactive (RSI), a new world-class publisher in the Middle East region and the first client from the collaboration between DDM and Knetik, will provide a superior platform to the Arabian Gulf video game industry's growing customer base. RSI plans to offer the feature-rich gaming platform, which enables users to earn points, rewards and engage in micro transactions, throughout seventeen Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar.
"Knetik Media's advanced gaming platform provides a complete solution that includes the integration of current gaming systems, social media features and in-game billing components that all work together to provide users with the high quality gaming experience they demand," said RSI Managing Director Faisal Alireza.
"DDM is pushing the door open, allowing us to move into new markets and service a new class of opportunities around the globe as we move from servicing telecoms and operators to game developers and publishers," said Robinett.
"With their gaming platform, Knetik offers a complete turnkey solution that would ordinarily take a company well over a year to build and Knetik does it at a fraction of that cost," said Minton. "We're proud to have Knetik on board as a production services partner and excited about the opportunities this opens up for both our companies."
About Knetik Media (http://KnetikMedia.com)Knetik Media is a leading platform development firm delivering energized multi-purpose web based online gaming services. Knetik Media's solutions benefit gaming consumers, developers and distributors alike by providing services such as game localization, community management, partnership management and system integration. Both casual and pro gamers benefit from the multitude of online gaming related entertainment features that allow for a more advanced game playing experience, while developers and distributors benefit from using the platform solutions to reduce marketing time and cost of ownership for these gaming services. Knetik Media also focuses on the successful deployment of dynamic video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-topology (OTT) solutions, which are assisting telecommunication companies, among other industries, around the globe. For more information about Knetik Media visit http://KnetikMedia.com
About Digital Development Management Created in 2005 by Founder & Managing Partner Jeff Hilbert and President Joe Minton, Digital Development Management (DDM) is the leading consultancy and agency for video games and digital entertainment. With an accomplished team of industry veterans, DDM maintains three core practice areas: Game Studio Representation, Game Industry Services, and Game Production Services. Each of these areas provides an important service to companies that are involved in every aspect of video game production, development, and distribution. Headquartered in Massachusetts, DDM's worldwide footprint includes offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about DDM visit http://www.ddmagency.com/.
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