BigWorld is a leading games middleware company, focused on next-generation tools and development environments for the online game space. BigWorld has a worldwide game developer base, and global focus.
BigWorld Pty Ltd was formed to commercialize years of intense R&D, which started in 1999 and continues to this day. Based in Australia, BigWorld has a worldwide game developer base, and an ever expanding global focus. BigWorld has offices in Australia, Europe, USA and China. BigWorld provides licensees with unrivaled customer support which includes a comprehensive development environment and a team of dedicated staff delivering quality outcomes.
BigWorld’s unrivalled MMO Technology provides licensees a massive competitive advantage over “DIY” developers by significantly reducing risk, cost and time to market. BigWorld's current licensing offerings include BigWorld Commercial, BigWorld Indie, BigWorld Indie Source, and BigWorld academic.
Its integrated 'from the ground up' client, tools and MMO server architecture is unparalleled in the industry.
In 1998, BigWorld founder John DeMargheriti had a vision for the future of computer games in the rapidly developing internet age. Cyberspace, it seemed to him, was the perfect environment for gamers from all over the world to meet and interact in the virtual worlds of the games themselves.
DeMargheriti shared his vision with his business partners, Steve Wang and Simon Hayes, and before too long they had written a business plan and secured $5 million in start-up capital from an R&D Start grant and the first VCs they pitched to.
Industry: Games (IT)
* Based: ACT * Start Year: 1999 * Structure: PRIVATE * Shareholders: <50 * Staff <30 * Exit: Aspiration for IPO in 3-5 years * Export: 100% * Motivations: 70% Business creation; 30% Wealth creation * Start Cap: $5M (Grant + Angel) * Goal: Remain a global powerhouse within a niche
The BigWorld solution is seen in such titles as Netease's 'TX2', and Farlan's 'Dark and Light', with many more titles in development in the US, Europe and Asia. With its focus on commercial, affordable development for next-generation interactive and multiplayer content, BigWorld delivers a comprehensive development solution.
Development: Level 3, 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney, NSW, 2037, Australia.
Administration & Sales: Canberra Technology Park, Phillip Avenue, Watson, ACT, 2602, Australia.