Games at LEGO
Massively Multiplayer Online Game at LEGO
Handling of millions of concurrent users in a gaming context.
LEGO Universe is an online game built around the MMOG model – the same model as e.g. World of Warcraft is using.
A MMOG model implies a huge demand for handling of the amount of data being generated with a very large group of users are interacting with each other in real-time.
In the LEGO Universe project, we worked on the development of the backend system that handle user accounts, gaming rules, moderation of chats, monitoring of inappropriate behavior, in-app purchases, content delivery for the game, web experiences related to the game … and many other things. The entire system ran in a safe environment that children can use.
The game itself was partly developed in Denmark and partly in the US and hosted in three datacenters in the US, Europa and Asia.
Since then LEGO has built on their experiences from LEGO Universe in many other contexts and they remain an important customer for us.