Rivet launched on Y Combinator's "Launch YC" recently.

Launch YC: ๐Ÿ‘พ Rivet - Heroku for multiplayer games

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Rivet makes it easy to run multiplayer games with managed game servers, matchmaking, and DDoS mitigation.


Founded by Nathan Flurry & Nicholas Kissel. Together, they've built a small game studio and launched 4 games with one acquisition. Nathan independently built infrastructure serving over 15M MAU & 20k concurrent players while still in high school on games like Krunker.io (acquired by FRVR). He was an Apple WWDC scholar from 2016-2018 and was featured in TechCrunch for his visual programming language. Nicholas was a PM at the Paradox.ai R&D department to help build AI HR solutions for companies like McDonalds. He continued to work at Addicting Games as a PM on multiple multiplayer games and helped launch Apes.io, a cutting-edge browser-based battle royale. โ€

HOW IT WORKS

๐Ÿ”น Rivet makes it easy for game developers to run their game servers on its platform. They take care of auto-scaling servers, matchmaking, and DDoS mitigation so the developer can focus on adding content. Rivet works with all major game engines and custom server code.

Image Credits: Rivet

Modern games need game servers to support large lobbies, anti-cheat, low latency, and mobile platforms. The need for game servers is growing, but studios have to build their own game server infrastructure from scratch.

Therefore, studios spend more time building in-house game server infrastructure than adding content when trying to launch games with game servers. This makes it unreasonably difficult for small to medium-sized studios to launch and maintain these types of games.

๐Ÿ”น Integrating Rivet into a game takes 4 lines of code in any language. They provide no-downtime deploys with easy rollbacks.

Image Credits: Rivet

๐Ÿ”น Once a game is up and running, Rivet provides a sleek dashboard for operating the game and streamlining DevOps. Developers can manage their lobbies, view analytics, rollback versions, diagnose crashes, and manage namespaces.

Image Credits: Rivet
๐Ÿ‘€ Want to see Rivet in action? Watch the 3-minute crash course!

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โ€LEARN MOREโ€

๐ŸŒ Visit www.rivet.gg to learn more!

โ“Are you or a friend building a multiplayer game โ€“ even if itโ€™s a hobby project โ€“ the Rivet team would love to chat!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Sign up and get access to the closed beta!

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