Perforce Client Tools and HP Anyware Enable GPIC for Hybrid and Remote Game Developers

November 7, 2022
HP Teradici

HP Teradici is the inventor of the PCoIP remote display protocol and develops the Engineering Emmy-Award-winning HP Anyware (formerly Teradici CAS) to deliver the best virtual and remote desktop experience in the world.

The gaming industry has embraced hybrid and remote working models. As more game developers work in-office, at home, or sometimes on the move, game development companies have found that the cloud, more than physical workstations, is the most accessible infrastructure to store, produce and access gaming data. As such, game production in the cloud (GPIC) has come to the forefront of the gaming industry.  

Four world-class solutions are now coming together to offer game creators and remote contributors the best GPIC experience in remote environments.  

Perforce, an HP Teradici Alliance partner, is offering Perforce Client Tools, a plug and play solution for game developers. By partnering with HP Anyware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Epic Unreal Engine, Perforce Client Tools is spearheading cloud studio initiatives for remote and hybrid game developers. 

Benefits of Perforce Client Tools for game development 

Perforce offers innovative solutions for game developers, including Helix Core Version Control and Change Management System. With Perforce Helix Core, developers can streamline game builds, automate workflows, track and manage version changes, and integrate with existing toolsets. Perforce also has several integrations, including with Epic Unreal Engine, for developers to build expansive games.  

Game developers exploring the cloud have a few requisites that need to be fulfilled for a successful game studio in the cloud strategy—1) game creation, 2) game project management, 3) a cloud-based digital workspace, and 4) secure remote access to that cloud. 

With Epic Unreal Engine game creation, Perforce Client Tools, the game project management solution for developers, AWS and HP Anyware digital workspaces solutions, GPIC can become a reality for more game developers.  

And producing games in a cloud setup is set to become even more convenient. Perforce Client Tools make it easier for developers to access a suite of their most-used gaming tools and now, they can add Perforce Client Tools to existing Epic Unreal Engine and HP Anyware Marketplace offerings. The Perforce Client Tools app add-on can also be included in the HP Anyware Epic image on the AWS marketplace. 

How Perforce and HP Anyware work together 

As more game development businesses have adjusted to working remotely or adopting a hybrid environment, there has been a distinct shift away from physical hardware and towards developing games on the cloud. Since the cloud isn’t tied to physical hardware and can be remotely accessed on numerous devices and from different locations, there are immediate advantages for game developers. 

With Perforce Client Tools, game creators using AWS game development can utilize Perforce’s Helix Core Change Management System to control the assets that are part of the builds in their development pipeline, and Epic Unreal Engine to create high-quality games. Developers working on the cloud are then able to use HP Anyware to securely log-in or connect to remote instances running on AWS. 

HP Anyware is a secured access software for digital workspaces and offers game developers flexibility in terms of the devices and infrastructure they adopt. Anyware can be deployed on any mix of workstations, on-prem data centers, edge, private or public clouds from virtually any end user device without a VPN. Secured by AES-256 encryption of PC-over-IP (PCoIP®) traffic and Multifactor Authentication, Anyware keeps gaming data safe and prevents projects from being lost or tampered with. 

Make deployment easier with Cloud Formation Templates 

IT teams for gaming organizations don’t need to create deployments from scratch for users managing game production in the cloud. Users can deploy an HP Anyware AWS Marketplace Amazon Machine Image (AMI) with Perforce Client Tools easily using Cloud Formation Templates. 

Created specifically for AWS deployments, Cloud Formation Templates are a provisioning utility script that bundles together several manual steps into a ‘recipe’. When deployed, the templates will create an instance that runs in AWS with all Perforce Client Tools and HP Anyware prerequisites. The templates save end-users time and energy which would otherwise have been spent individually installing each component. Users can then modify the templates to match their organization’s functional and security requirements. 

Download Cloud Formation Templates for Perforce Client Tools and HP Anyware running on AWS for game development. 

HP Teradici

HP Teradici is the inventor of the PCoIP remote display protocol and develops the Engineering Emmy-Award-winning HP Anyware (formerly Teradici CAS) to deliver the best virtual and remote desktop experience in the world.