PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Machine Zone, a global leader in free-to-play mobile gaming, today announced that it is rebranding as MZ in connection with the launch of RTplatform™, the world’s first cloud platform to unleash the true power of real time data streams. RTplatform™ connects and engages people-devices-data simultaneously in real time--All In One--at unparalleled speed, capacity and affordability. MZ has also debuted its new website at a new domain, mz.com.
Maker of the largest multi-player mobile game in the world (Game of War - Fire Age) and two of the most successful mobile apps worldwide (Game of War - Fire Age and Mobile Strike), MZ’s Realtime™ cloud technology for mobile, web and enterprise will empower organizations – from corporations to governments – to interconnect unprecedented amounts of data with high throughput and low latency, and without costly infrastructure.
“We have always considered MZ a technology company,” said Gabe Leydon, Founder and CEO of MZ. “Our unparalleled cloud technology is what has enabled millions of people to concurrently play our games in a many-to-many environment - in real time, without limitation, in a single virtual universe. No other cloud platform has the real time capability, capacity or efficiency that we’ve developed. Therefore, our new name is a natural outgrowth of a fundamental shift in our business toward a standalone, pure technology product, as we begin making our platform available to other users.”
“We are very excited about this new chapter in our history, and we look forward to making further announcements about RTplatform™ and its licensees in the weeks ahead,” said MZ Chief Operating Officer Kristen Dumont.
MZ is a technology company and creator of RTplatform™, the world’s first cloud platform to unleash the true power of real time data streams. A global leader in free-to-play mobile gaming, MZ is also the force behind the largest single-world, multi-player mobile game in the world (Game of War - Fire Age) and two of the most successful mobile apps worldwide (Game of War - Fire Age and Mobile Strike). The application of MZ’s Realtime™ technology reaches far beyond games and makes possible today the real time world of tomorrow. Founded in 2008 as part of the highly prestigious Y Combinator program and the 2010 winner of the TechCrunch Crunchies Award for “Best Bootstrapped Company", MZ has more than 700 employees around the world and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with operations in San Diego, Las Vegas, Germany, Japan and Russia.