Episode 12: Interview with Kalle Hiitola about using Azure for mobile game development

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Join us as we talk with Kalle Hiitola from Next Games to discuss the recent launch of their new mobile game The Walking Dead: No Man's Land. We'll hear about how the team leveraged Unity and Azure web services.

 

[01:00] - About Next Games
[01:50] - Development overview of The Walking Dead: No Man's Land 
[03:00] - Decision to leverage Azure and Signal R
[05:18] - Challenges with building for scale
[07:42] - Testing Strategy
[09:16] - Anti-Cheat implementation
[13:33] - Tracking game activity aka World Domination Map  
[16:38] - Using BizSpark 
[18:25] - Lessons Learned
[25:10] - Game Trailer


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