Helix Core from Perforce selected to support the rapid growth of Come Kingdom
The widely anticipated new RPG game development from Warhorse Studios leverages Perforce for versatility and visibility
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, February 13, 2018 Perforce Software, a solution provider for enterprise teams that require productivity, visibility, and scale across the development lifecycle, today announced that Helix Core is the platform of choice for supported instances. Agile development of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the recently released medieval-themed RPG game by Czech-based Warhorse Studios. Helix Core has given the Warhorse team the flexibility and visibility needed for a development project involving extremely large volumes of binary assets.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
The game features a highly realistic world, with majestic castles and vast fields – all rendered with stunning high-end graphics. Helix Core streamlines the workflow with large game digital files by bringing them into Warhorse Studios’ continuous integration pipeline, while supporting the company’s Agile development approach.
“Helix Core helps manage our large binaries,” said Martin Klìma, Executive Producer at Warhorse Studios and a longtime advocate of Agile and Continuous Delivery workflows. “In the past, when we used Subversion, it was very difficult to use, even impossible.”
Helix Core allows the studio to protect all the artifacts from its nine TeamCity build servers – numbering around 1.5TB of files across 75 users – providing the team with a true Agile framework where everything is transparent and traceable. Through its integration with Python, Helix Core also provides Warhorse Studios with powerful backup and disaster recovery.
The game was recently released in the Americas, Europe and all PAL regions for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
About Warhorse Studios and Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Warhorse Studios is a young indie game development studio from the Czech Republic, Prague. It was founded by Daniel Vávra, creator of Mafia and Mafia 2, and Martin Klíma, formerly of ALTAR (Original War, UFO: * trilogy). The studio has a mix of veterans with experience in the game industry, with dozens of games published and millions of copies sold, and young guns from around the world.
In January 2014, Warhorse kicked off a Kickstarter campaign for a realistic medieval RPG called Kingdom Come: Deliverance. It eventually became the third successful project, by number of backers, in 2014. With an initial target of £300,000, it ended up raising over £1.1 million. Warhorse Studios also entered the TOP 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World on Kickstarter 2015 voted by Fast Company.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that takes players on an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. The player embodies Henry, the son of a blacksmith, who is drawn by fate into a bloody conflict and plunges him into a fierce civil war, where he helps fight for the future of Bohemia. Although not yet commercially released, Kingdom Come: Deliverance received the ‘gamescom’s Best PC Game’ award held by gamescom 2017 in Germany.
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