Melsoft: Entertaining the world with Google Cloud-powered games

About Melsoft

Melsoft, a subsidiary of international gaming company Wargaming Group, is a mobile gaming studio based in Belarus. Melsoft has more than 160 employees who have produced more than 30 titles for the casual gaming market, including Farm Frenzy for social media platforms, as well as My Cafe and Toy Defense for the Android and iOS platforms.

Industries: Gaming
Location: Belarus

With popular casual gaming titles including My Cafe and Toy Defense, Melsoft quadrupled revenues since being acquired by Wargaming Group in 2015. Melsoft migrated from its virtual environment to Google Cloud in order to improve response times, reduce outages, and introduce scalability for flexibility and cost savings.

Google Cloud results

  • Reduces downtime to make popular mobile games more reliably available for customers to play
  • Optimizes response time and prediction models for in-game purchases and user events with BigQuery
  • Eliminates the need for complex 12-hour data restores with Cloud Storage and BigQuery

Supports 4x more user capacity with no downtime

Solutions: Hybrid cloud
Workloads: Data management, application development, infrastructure modernization

Melsoft needed to migrate from its VM environment to reap the benefits of Google Cloud’s stability as part of a hybrid cloud infrastructure and reduce game downtime, delivering a smoother, more reliable user experience for players. It now uses managed services including Cloud Storage and Compute Engine for developing mobile games, which helps developers work faster while improving the in-app experience. Managed storage and BigQuery eliminate the need for archiving by maintaining constant data availability, all while reducing costs by automatically moving older data to more cost-effective storage tiers.

“With Google Cloud managed storage and the automatic offload of data into more affordable storage tiers, we don’t have to worry about archiving data anymore. We can use Google BigQuery to immediately access all of our data across any time frame. This speeds up in-game response times and improves user experience.”

Artem Savichev, CTO, Melsoft

About Melsoft

Melsoft, a subsidiary of international gaming company Wargaming Group, is a mobile gaming studio based in Belarus. Melsoft has more than 160 employees who have produced more than 30 titles for the casual gaming market, including Farm Frenzy for social media platforms, as well as My Cafe and Toy Defense for the Android and iOS platforms.

Industries: Gaming
Location: Belarus