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Lucid Sight raises $ 2.6 million for Colyseus Arena multiplayer technology | Pocket Gamer.biz

US developer Lucid Sight raised $ 2.6 million to launch Colyseus Arena multiplayer technology as a cloud-hosted service.

The financing round for the Colyseus Arena was led by Galaxy Interactive with other investors such as VamosVentures, Goal Venture Partners and Gaingels as well as existing investors.

This new round brings the total to $ 15.4 million.

The open source framework has been downloaded more than 300,000 times and currently averages ten thousand downloads per month.

Lucid Sight acquired the Colyseus Arena in early 2021 and early access registrations were accepted from February 2021.

It handles server management, infrastructure and scaling so that game makers can focus on design and development.

Cheaper for everyone

“Networking and DevOps engineers have put every multiplayer game Lucid Sight ever developed at an annual loss of $ 500,000 to $ 1 million,” said Randy Saaf, CEO of Lucid Sight.

“Our goal with Arena is to reduce these costs so that more types of casual, hypercasual and NFT games can offer a rich multiplayer experience.

“Colyseus will always be open source and we made the lowest tier of Arena free because we didn’t want any barriers for developers to dive in and have fun faster.”

All types of game developers can use Colyseus Arena, but it proves particularly useful for multiplayer games that require a flexible server hosting solution. Developers have instant scalability with a usage-based billing model.

“One of the fastest growing industries that we see for the Colyseus Arena is our hosting of web, quick-play and instant-play games. These types of games are usually hosted in a separate application or standalone on a mobile device accessible website, “commented Lucid Sight CTO Fazri Zubair.

“For these games, a flexible hosting plan that has the ability to scale from 1 CPU to 1000 CPUs and then shut down again in a short amount of time is essential and a service that Arena offers.

“Combine that with Colyseus’ low resource footprint and simple JavaScript programming language, and you will quickly see why Colyseus Arena is the best solution for these instant play-style multiplayer games.”

Lucid Sight is also combining its blockchain experience to provide Colyseus Arena for a number of NFT gaming and Metaverse projects.

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