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Official Host of Tinkertown

GPORTAL strive to host the very best games and this week we can proudly announce that GPORTAL are the official server host of the fabulous Tinkertown by Headup Games. Headup Games were established in 2009, developing on all major platforms such as mobile devices, console, and PC – serving 80 million players on mobile and several million players on console and PC. The team were awarded “Best Publisher” at the German Developer Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. Tinkertown is a refreshing new multiplayer sandbox experience, where players can […]

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Damian Reed
30. July 2021
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The Cost of Success

Industry professionals who have worked, or currently work for an independent game studio, will know the daunting prospect of multiplayer games and cost. Established game studios can generate revenue through sales, right at launch, or even before; whilst independent studios don’t have this initial injection of cash, they need to generate this over time. The solution for slower paced/non-competitive multiplayer games is simple – peer 2 peer, whilst this solution has its drawbacks, it is cost effective and relatively simple to orchestrate. For all other genres, the best solution that […]

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Damian Reed
12. July 2021
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Massive Update to DEADSIDE

Late last week, Bad Pixel the creators of DEADSIDE launched version 0.20 and with this update there have been huge changes. If you aren’t familiar with Bad Pixel or DEADSIDE, here’s the low down and why we are talking about the game at GPORTAL. DEADSIDE launched just over a year ago on Steam in early access form, immediately there was an interest with 10,000 players online in the first month. DEADSIDE can be described as a hardcore multiplayer shooter, set in a post-apocalyptic world (no zombies or monsters here!) – […]

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Damian Reed
5. July 2021
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Our Newsletter has Arrived!

Starting from the 29th of June, all GPORTAL business subscribers will start to receive our first newsletter. Not subscribed? No worries, just head to the bottom of this page now. Subscribing to our newsletter, is a great way to keep up to date with GPORTAL and learn about how private game servers are being utilised in the video game industry. Don’t worry, we aren’t the type of company to bombard you with weekly or even daily newsletters, by subscribing you will receive one newsletter per month. So what are you […]

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Damian Reed
28. June 2021
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All Aboard the Battlefield 2042 Hype Train!

More people are playing Battlefield 4 now, than they have for an exceptionally long time. Last week EA announced their trailer for Battlefield 2042. Since then, the number of players has skyrocketed on Battlefield 4 servers – only a few months ago the peak number of players was 2717 and over the weekend the number jumped to 11,714. Take note though, that it is highly likely the actual figures are a lot higher as these stats are from Steam and don’t take into account EA’s origin service or those who […]

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Damian Reed
22. June 2021
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Within a day all private game servers were sold out

How GPORTAL managed the Valheim boom. We discuss how we overcame the overwhelming demand for Iron Gate Studios hit game. Much can be said about Valheim and the success that Iron Gate has had with this open world, Viking-styled survival game. Over recent months there have been countless articles discussing why this game has had such massive success. Although its number of players has started to decline, there can be no denying the wave of excitement it brought to the gaming industry. If you are not familiar with Valheim (where […]

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Damian Reed
18. June 2021
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We are on Twitter!

Actually we’ve been on Twitter quite a while, but it’s about time that our b2b section had a separate account. Here’s the link to give us a follow – @gportalbusiness We love Twitter, it is a great way to find out “what’s happening” and you’ll be able to do just that with our b2b Twitter account. Not only will you have access to what’s going on right now, but you’ll also get to see links to our videos, articles, news, event details, and more. We’ll be posting on a daily […]

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Damian Reed
16. June 2021
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Two Minute Tuesdays – Valheim, what can we learn from the success?

1 million downloads within the first week, less than 5 days later and they hit 2 million downloads and now just five weeks later that have 5 million downloads. In today’s episode Damian Reed talks about Valheim, what makes it a great game and how private game servers have been an integral part of it’s growth. 100% of the servers meeting the player demands are private game servers.  The beauty of deciding to solely go with private game servers means that the number of servers will always meet the player […]

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Damian Reed
23. March 2021
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New indie game studio announcement – Immortal Hand Studios

At GPORTAL we work with studios of all sizes; during our 17 plus years of industry experience we have worked with Funcom, Wild Card Studios, Mojang, 505 Games, EA, DICE, and so many others. We also work with several indie studios and that leads us to our announcement today, that Immortal Hand Studios has launched their first game on Steam – Remnants. Why do we work with independent studios? GPORTAL hosts over 100 games, from a mixture of games studios of various sizes. We have long working relationships with several […]

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Damian Reed
12. March 2021
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Valheim Plus – Valheim mods are here!

Valheim has been out for three weeks and there are mods already!! If you are unfamiliar with Valheim, it is a brutal exploration and survival game at its heart, in a procedurally generated Viking themed world. You will fight creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods. It is taking the gaming world by storm, with over 4 million downloads in just three weeks. Feedback is overwhelmingly positive on Steam and it is one of the most streamed games on Twitch. We’ve recently written an article about Valheim and […]

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Damian Reed
1. March 2021
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