Windows Azure allows game developers to focus on development and scale in the face of unpredictable demand. These resources showcase how real-life game developers are benefiting from Windows Azure.

Quotes from developers

“With Hadoop on Windows Azure, we can mine data and understand our audience in a way we never could before. It’s really the BI solution for the future.” - Mark Vayman, Lead Program Manager, Halo Services Team

“We can continue to work with the development language we know, and we are able to scale up when demand is high. It used to take us a week to set up a computer to run the game; this now takes only 10 minutes." - Vincenzo Tinebra, Cofounder of Waappy

Videos  

imageHalo 4 Uses Windows Azure Service Bus

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Pixel Pandemic on Windows Azure

image Sneaky Games on Windows Azure

imageMeeting Challenge of Peak Loads

imageWebzen on Windows Azure

image Kobojo on Windows Azure

Case Studies

Halo 4 Developer Gets New User Insights from Big Data in the Cloud

Game Developer Uses Windows Azure to Reduce Costs, Meet Demand

Game Developer Reduces Costs and Achieves On-Demand Scalability with Windows Azure

Online Game Studio Minimizes Costs, Enhances Margin with Windows Azure

Application Developer Enhances Agility and Reduces Risk with Cloud Services

Game Developer Meets Demand and Prepares for Success with Windows Azure

Understand how people are using Azure

 

Combat in the Cloud: Game Designer Launches Global Online Game on Windows Azure

Pottermore, Based on Hugely Popular Harry Potter Books, Uses Windows Azure to Scale Up to 1 Billion Page Views in First Two Weeks

Meet the ‘Plumbers’ Powering ‘Halo 4’ Infinity Multiplayer

Social Game Developer Enjoys Lower Costs and Improved Scalability with Windows Azure

MobileBits Makes It Easy to Deploy Games on Multiple Devices and Platforms