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AMPD Game Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with SwerveLogic
Video game industry experts team up to provide world class asset management solutions.

Vancouver, BC, October 21, 2016: Today it was announced that AMPD Game Technologies and SwerveLogic have formed a strategic partnership with a focus on providing video game developers with unmatched large asset management and collaboration technology and infrastructure. The partnership leverages 20 years of asset management expertise from SwerveLogic with the extensive infrastructure capabilities provided by AMPD Game Technologies.

When reached in her office in San Francisco, SwerveLogic Founder Stephanie Turner commented, “Our partnership with AMPD is an ideal fit that complements both companies’ areas of expertise and knowledge, bringing a unique and timely solution to this market. One of the fundamental challenges facing video game development and collaboration is the efficient and effective sharing of large asset and data files between disparate studios. Together we address this problem.”

The AMPD/SwerveLogic solution is comprised of SwerveLogic’s distribution software that seamlessly works with existing asset management tech stacks and distribution networks to effectively reduce distribution costs by as much as 40%.  This, combined with AMPD Games Online Development Environment (ODE), provides the most advanced development and distribution systems for the game development industry.

“To help maximize resources and increase efficiencies in the game development process, a unique technology solution is needed”, states Anthony Brown, CEO of AMPD Game Technologies. “Working closely with SwerveLogic, we have developed a solution that addresses this significant challenge to the video game development industry. We are very proud to be associated with SwerveLogic in this important partnership and look forward to working with them.”

AMPD Game Technologies is the first and only Canadian Reseller of Perforce Software.
By Dave Robertson, VP of Channels & Philip O'Hara, EMEA Partner Manager at Perforce Software

In November, Perforce welcomed AMPD and Emenda to the Perforce reseller community.

AMPD is Perforce's first Canadian reseller and our first with an exclusive focus on the video game and interactive entertainment industry.

AMPD’s three founders have an impressive pedigree, having being involved in developing AAA games and also building up and selling a successful value-added reseller business in this space.

AMPD is looking to capitalise on Canada’s growing prominence in the games development and movie post-production markets. And Helix is an important part of their plan.

Emenda Limited specialise in the provision of software testing tools and consultancy services for the development and verification of high integrity software systems. Emenda operate across Europe with offices in UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Finland. For the past few years Emenda have been a reseller of PlasticSCM but have cancelled that partnership in favour of Perforce having been convinced that both our product and our business message is far more compelling.

Emenda will help Perforce expand its reach into the Embedded sector across Europe, specifically in Germany and the Nordic territories.

AMPD Game Technologies Announces Signing of Strategic Distribution Agreement with Perforce Software
Leader in software configuration management and collaboration teams with game technology experts.

Vancouver, BC, November 3, 2015: Today it was announced that Vancouver, BC based AMPD Game Technologies has entered into a formal distribution agreement with Perforce Software, a worldwide leader in Software Configuration Management (SCM) and collaboration.

Perforce Helix is a highly scalable and secure version control and collaboration platform that helps teams build complex products. It includes an advanced Git management system that syncs with a mainline repository, distributed workflows and advanced threat detection capabilities. Helix is used by some of the most recognizable names in gaming including EA, Ubisoft, CCP Games and others.

"AMPD is very excited to be working closely with the Perforce team," says Anthony Brown, AMPD CEO. "The game industry relies heavily upon the Helix platform for versioning control, asset management and threat detection. We are proud to be the partner of choice in the Canadian market, and are looking forward to introducing the latest advances to our clients."

AMPD Game Technologies provides vertical engagement solutions to the video game market through their studio design and build services, online development, test and QA environment (ODE) and hosted cloud services. "We can architect a solution that will maximize your technology dollars, while ensuring the best in performance from your Perforce software," added Mr. Brown.

"From AAA studios to indie developers, the gaming industry relies on Perforce to manage large files and protect IP," said Dave Robertson, vice president of Channels at Perforce. "With our combined industry expertise, Perforce and AMPD are uniquely positioned to support customers bringing their games to market."

About AMPD Game Technologies: AMPD Game Technologies is a Vancouver, BC, Canada based cloud technology and infrastructure provider that specializes in video game industry solutions and services. With over 20 years experience in the gaming industry, AMPD provides solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of their clients. Learn more at: www.ampdgames.com

Press Contact : Anthony.brown@ampdgames.com

AMPD Game Technologies Announces Studio Infrastructure Design for Blackbird Interactive
AMPD Game Technologies Announces Studio Infrastructure Design for Blackbird Interactive

Customized game industry solution leverages the performance and cost-effective technology of key vendor partnerships.

Vancouver, BC, August 21, 2015: Today it was announced that AMPD Game Technologies has designed a customized studio infrastructure for Blackbird Interactive, a Vancouver based game development company. The solution combines the extensive gaming experience and knowledge of the AMPD team along with the cost-effective, cutting edge technology provided by their strategic partners; Brocade, EMC, Lenovo, VMWare, Veeam and Robson Inc.

When reached at the spacious Blackbird Interactive studio, located in what was once a heavy machinery maintenance facility, IT Director Frank Roberts commented, "The infrastructure requirements of a game development studio are very unique so I consulted with Anthony Brown at AMPD Game Technologies. Anthony speaks our language and was quickly able to work with me to architect a solution that not only meets our current needs but will enable us to handle our future projects as well."

The AMPD Technologies solution is comprised of Brocade VDX switches for virtualized high speed networking, EMC VNX Storage, Lenovo X-Series Servers with a VMware environment, Veeam back-up software and Robson offsite storage.

"Robson Inc. is excited to be in partnership with AMPD Games Technology to bring our leading edge cloud solutions to the game industry." says Martin Robson, President.

"To help maximize resources and increase efficiencies in the game development process, a customized technology solution is needed", states Anthony Brown, CEO of AMPD Game Technologies. "Working closely with our strategic vendor partners, we were able to provide BBI with a cost effective, state of the art solution. We are very proud to be involved with BBI on this important initiative and look forward to working with them on future projects"

About AMPD Game Technologies: AMPD Game Technologies is a Vancouver, BC, Canada based cloud technology and infrastructure provider that specializes in video game industry solutions and services. With over 20 years experience in the gaming industry, AMPD provides solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of their clients. Learn more at: www.ampdgames.com

Press Contact : anthony.brown@ampdcorp.com

About Blackbird Interactive: Blackbird is a private, independent game studio headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded in 2007. The founders are a team of experienced and successful video game industry veterans including senior EA staff and founders of Relic Entertainment. - See more at: http://blackbirdinteractive.com/about/#sthash.bXwRKQL3.dpuf

Press Contact: : pr@blackbirdinteractive.com