Improbable draws $502 million from SoftBank and others for dream of giant online game worlds

How’s this for improbable? Online gaming world enabler Improbable has raised $ 502 million in a second round of investors, including SoftBank. Improbable has created an operating system, SpatialOS, that marshals the power of cloud computing and distributed platforms to enable even small studios to develop games with giant worlds. The London-based company showed off a […]

Team Gushue's improbable run can end in historic fashion at curling worlds

EDMONTON — It wasn’t all that long ago that Brad Gushue’s Rink out of the Bally Haly Curling Club in St. John’s was on the edge of disaster at the Tim Hortons Brier. An 8-4 loss against Northwest Territories in their fifth game dropped Gushue to a 3-2 record, stunning a city and province that had great expectations for their hometown team. […]

Improbable enables small developers to create giant online worlds

Small developers really can create giant games. There was proof of that at the Game Developers Conference at the booth of Improbable, a United Kingdom startup that enables small companies to create huge simulations. Herman Narula, CEO of Improbable, told me in an interview that the company has launched its open beta for SpatialOS, an […]