IT innovation lab DACS reduces annoying waiting times for players and enables them to launch a game during its download
First game utilizing this technology already available in cooperation with Daedalic Entertainment: The ROCKIT BOOOSTED EDITION of Anna’s Quest can be downloaded on www.playfield.io
Erkrath/Germany, November 4, 2016 – DACS Laboratories announced the successful market pilot of their brand new ROCKIT technology. ROCKIT is a revolutionary downloader for any distribution platform of video games, enabling players to start any game almost instantly after purchase. With ROCKIT gamers can play the game up to 20 times faster than with the conventional download. The pilot project is a cooperation between Daedalic Entertainment and the games platform Playfield. DACS developed an optimized version of Daedalic’s award winning adventure Anna’s Quest, called ANNA’S QUEST ROCKIT BOOOSTED EDITION. The edition is now exclusively available on playfield.io and demonstrates ROCKIT’s impressive features:
Downloading Anna’s Quest (1.4 GB) normally took more than 15 minutes (assuming an average download speed of 12 Mbit/s). Players could only start the game after the download was finished. The ROCKIT enabled version launches after 90 seconds making it ten times faster. ROCKIT reduces annoying waiting times and gives players a more satisfying shopping experience.
This successful test is only the beginning of ROCKIT’s success story: DACS is currently negotiating with partners around the globe to boost their game and software launches and reduce waiting times for consumers. The company has already been acknowledged for their technological achievements by the prestigious “German Accelerator” and has now been nominated by the jury of the “German Game Developer Award” in the categories “Best technical achievement,” “WTF of the year” and “Best innovation.” DACS engineers are working hard at further optimizing the ROCKIT technology to make its self-learning algorithms even better at handling every possible software or game.
Stephan Harms, COO of Daedalic Entertainment, says:
“The integration in our process was smooth and effortless; the results are impressive. We are convinced of the ROCKIT technology and very proud to be the exclusive partner for the launch.”
Björn Caspers, CEO of DACS Laboratories:
“I want to thank our partners at Daedalic and Playfield for their support and their courage. We are very happy to have brought ROCKIT this far and are very pleased with the positive feedback from players and experts in the industry.”
To try it out, just head over to Playfield and follow the instructions in the video to redeem a free key (supply is limited) for Anna’s Quest: https://playfield.io/annas-quest
Related: Anna’s Quest Details and PC Preview