LittleBigPlanet Community Servers (All Platforms)

 

Summary:

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is the title of a video game developed by Double Eleven, Tarsier Studios and Sony XDev Europe for the PlayStation Vita handheld game console. It is the fourth game of the main LittleBigPlanet franchise; a series of puzzle platformers for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable centered around user-generated content. The game was first announced in January 2011 along with the reveal of the PlayStation Vita console, then known as the Next Generation Portable (NGP), and the first details of the game were revealed on 6 June 2011 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It was released on 19 September 2012 in the UK, 20 September 2012 in Japan and Australia, and 25 September 2012 for the North American markets.

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Responsibilities:

The LBP Live Team, combined developer and operations staff, tasked with deploying a new server environment for the vita title and supporting/maintaining and improving the stability of all the other LBP franchise servers. My role in the project, involved improving stability and reducing costs, whilst ensuring zero downtime to players. The LBP servers boast a higher uptime that the PSN servers they rely on for authentication.  

Technologies used:

Ruby, C++, Amazon AWS, Chef, Ubuntu, AlexDB( Custom KeyValue Store )