is a relative newcomer to the massively multiplayer online game industry and is presently developing the post-apocalyptic MMO Earthrise
, a sandbox game where players will vie for control over finite resources in a large, open world. As players of another prominent sandbox MMO
know very well, ensuring smooth operations in an unsharded game requires a substantial investment in server technology
. To this end, Masthead Studios
has partnered with server infrastructure provider GNi
to host Earthrise
GNi's 'Infrastructure as a Service
' (IaaS) offers "dedicated storage, network, and server capacity on a pay-as-you-grow model."
With this week's announcement
, Masthead Studios joins companies like Vivox
and Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
as a GNi client.