Oasis Games: Powering titles on a high-performance cloud platform

About Oasis Games

Headquartered in Beijing, Oasis Games is a multi-platform game publisher of over 100 mobile games, browser games, console games, and large-scale PC games targeting players worldwide. The company has released over 100 games in more than 130 countries and regions with a rapidly growing international market. The number of registered users across all of Oasis games exceeds 200 million.

Industries: Gaming
Location: China

Oasis Games powers its mobile titles with Google Cloud Platform, providing reliable infrastructure performance and gameplay performance for players.

Google Cloud Results

  • Reduces costs by 24% with Google pricing and sustained-use discounts
  • Migrated to Google Cloud Platform in 60 days without impacting customer experience
  • Expands into overseas markets with Cloud CDN

Increases game performance by 15%

In the new era of rapid growth for mobile internet, mobile games are increasing in share in the gaming industry. Research by a third-party institute has predicted that the global mobile gaming industry will generate $106.4 billion in revenue by 2021, contributing to 59 percent of the entire industry.

As a leading overseas multi-platform game publisher, Oasis Games was aware of this momentum years ago and has been building its game developing capability. The company publishes multiple genres of games including fantasy, war strategy, RPG, simulation, action, puzzle, and adventure, accommodating gamers' preferences in different markets, cultural backgrounds, and trends. Oasis has released nearly 100 games that have been translated into 16 different languages in over 130 countries.

Publishing and managing the operations of such a diversified profile of games has driven rapid growth at Oasis, but also poses great challenges to its IT system as the company expands its overseas market. For Oasis, which owns and operates over a hundred products in different languages serving various countries and regions worldwide, the effort in testing, launching, maintaining, and updating has become an arduous task.

"Three essential requirements for our cloud service provider are cost performance, reliability, and compliance. Compute Engine provides optimal performance and can reduce our related costs by 24 percent. In this respect, Google Cloud Platform gives us great reassurance with its focus on automated workflow, operations, and maintenance."

Minhao Zhang, Chief Technology Officer, Oasis Games

Choosing the cloud

Oasis has been leveraging cloud services to reduce its infrastructure costs and tested the services of several providers in several countries and regions. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) won out with its excellent cost, performance, and reliability, as well as efficient automated operation and maintenance.

"Three essential requirements for our cloud service provider are cost performance, reliability, and compliance," says Minhao Zhang, Chief Technology Officer, Oasis Games. "Compute Engine provides optimal performance and can reduce our related costs by 24 percent. In addition, compliance is not only a legal requirement, but also our basic commitment to customers. In this respect, Google Cloud Platform gives us great reassurance with its focus on automated workflow, operations, and maintenance. This advanced SRE experience is important to us, which has brought a new experience and changed the way our customers feel."

"Our users didn't even notice the migration of the backend infrastructure. This kind of ideal experience for users is the ultimate pursuit of our operators and maintainers."

Zhenhua Zhang, Director of the Department of Operation, Maintenance & IT Support, Oasis Games

Increasing game speed

Besides Compute Engine, Oasis also uses Cloud SQL to build databases for its games and Cloud CDN for regional acceleration. From learning about GCP services to successful migration, it took only 60 days for the team to complete the deployment process. This extremely efficient migration process did not affect users at all.

"Our users didn't even notice the migration of the backend infrastructure. This kind of ideal experience for users is the ultimate pursuit of our operators and maintainers," says Zhenhua Zhang, Director of the Department of Operation, Maintenance & IT Support, Oasis Games.

"The Southeast Asia mobile gaming market is expanding at a tremendous speed, making it a key focus for us. The coverage of Cloud CDN in Southeast Asia is more extensive than others in terms of bandwidth, latency, and stability."

Zhenhua Zhang, Director of the Department of Operation, Maintenance & IT Support, Oasis Games

As the world's most dynamic mobile gaming market, the Asia-Pacific market will account for 63.6 percent of the revenues of the entire industry in 2018, which is 3.4 times more than North America, the second largest market for Oasis. This also explains why Oasis is focusing on the Asia-Pacific market, especially the infrastructure in Southeast Asia, which will directly affect users' experience. With 98.697 percent stability and ultra-low latency covering more than 90 countries worldwide, Cloud CDN can help Oasis expand its overseas market to a greater extent.

"The Southeast Asia mobile gaming market is expanding at a tremendous speed, making it a key focus for us," says Zhenhua. "The coverage of Cloud CDN in Southeast Asia is more extensive than others in terms of bandwidth, latency, and stability. As shown by our test results, switching to Cloud CDN has increased the response speed of our games by 15 percent, which is an improvement that players can feel intuitively."

About Oasis Games

Headquartered in Beijing, Oasis Games is a multi-platform game publisher of over 100 mobile games, browser games, console games, and large-scale PC games targeting players worldwide. The company has released over 100 games in more than 130 countries and regions with a rapidly growing international market. The number of registered users across all of Oasis games exceeds 200 million.

Industries: Gaming
Location: China