GoG.com announced their online multiplayer service Galaxy last summer and launched in Alpha more recently with support for a few of their multiplayer games. Now they are getting closer to a wider release, and they are looking for help doing a ‘stress test‘ of their servers! The test is this coming weekend – keep reading for more details!
So far GoG Galaxy has been built out to support online multiplayer for Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000, Double Dragon Trilogy and The Witcher Adventure Game. They have an online forum and reports have been looking good, but now they really want to push things.
According to the GoG team:
We want to learn everything we can about our infrastructure under a lot of stress, how much we can handle before weird stuff starts to happen. That means plenty of people doing all kinds of things at once – rolling dice, beating up baddies, killing aliens.
We’re going to be hanging out in-game, and we’d like you to join us in trying to break our servers.
- We want to throw everything we can at our infrastructure. We’d like you to help us break it on Thursday, February 12 starting at 4:00 PM GMT. No worries if you’re late, we’ll be at it for a while. You can check your local time right here!
- Simply launch your GOG.com copy of Aliens vs. Predator 2000, Double Dragon, or The Witcher Adventure Game, join an existing multiplayer game or create your own, and have a good time! We’ll be there too.
And of course they want feedback:
Once you’ve had a chance to play, let us know how your online experience went, and what we can do to improve it (keep in mind we’re not testing the games themselves, but the online infrastructure). You can vent, praise, and anything in between, in this forum thread.
It should be fun! So head to GoG and grab one of the supported games and get ready to test your skills – and the servers – with some online multiplayer!