GoldFire Blog
JUL 23

2014
Horizontally Scaling Node.js and WebSockets with Redis

The Node.js cluster module is a common method of scaling servers, allowing for the use of all available CPU cores. However, what happens when you must scale to multiple servers or virtual machines? That is the problem we faced when scaling our newest HTML5 MMORPG. Rather than trying to cluster on a single machine, we wanted to get the benefit of a truly distributed system that can automatically failover and spread the load across multiple servers and even data-centers. We went through...

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JUN 16

2014
CDN Benchmarks: CloudFlare vs CloudFront

We've become somewhat obsessed with squeezing every last bit of performance out of our HTML5 MMORPG, but up until recently, we hadn't put much thought outside of our own code. Since CasinoRPG is a rather large-scale HTML5 game, it has considerably more resources than your typical webpage. We are talking hundreds of images, javascript and audio files, that most of which must load before play begins. Being a largely bootstrapped indie studio, we've been using CloudFlare's reasonable Pro plan to...

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APR 02

2014
CasinoRPG Official Launch and Trailer

CasinoRPG has been an incredible journey so far, and while we've only just begun, we are reaching yet another milestone along the way. Development on CasinoRPG began in early 2012, picked up steam in early 2013 with our Kickstarter and hit stride in late 2013 and into 2014 with beta testing. Those were all great milestones along the way, but we've got another big one on the horizon that we are finally ready to officially announce to the world - the end of beta testing! After nearly a full...

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MAR 25

2014
Bitcoin on GoldFire Network

If you aren't at least aware of Bitcoin; well, then you probably don't have an internet connection. And if you don't have an internet connection, then I'm going to assume you aren't reading this anyway. Bitcoin is something that we've experimented with for the last few years personally, and we tend to discuss it quite frequently here at GoldFire HQ. Until recently; however, we hadn't thought seriously about offering it as a payment option for the games under the GoldFire...

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MAR 24

2014
Kickstarter Roundup #11: Weekly Dose of Indie Games

Having gone through a successful Kickstarter campaign for CasinoRPG in early 2013, we know how hard it is to get noticed and scrap all the way to your goal, especially if your name isn't Tim Schafer. So, we've decided to help spread the word about our fellow indie game developers and post a weekly roundup of our favorite games we've stumbled across lately. Lemma Every parkour move has the potential to modify the environment. Surfaces pop in and out of existence at will. I'd like to say I...

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