DineEngine® is excited to show off Game Mercenaries, a new and unique web app that was released late September 2015.
Game Mercenaries, a product developed by DineEngine® for the company Paid2Play, is an online marketplace that allows gamers to connect with other gamers, link up and play video games together.
So what’s so unique about this concept? Well, as the company name behind Game Mercenaries depicts, you can get Paid2Play video games!
How does it work? Well, it’s pretty simple. If you consider yourself a video game player with enough skill that others may want you on their team (or even to play for them in their stead), you can post a contract for hire on Game Mercenaries, and other players from around the world can search the service and hire you to play video games with them.
The Game Mercenaries service is particularly useful for players who are looking to form squads or teams for missions on games like “Destiny” (currently the most popular game on the service), “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.”
Using the web application framework Ruby on Rails, DineEngine® worked with Paid2Play from the beginning concept to the finished product, developing the Game Mercenaries web app from the ground up.
“Working with our design and development team on the Game Mercenaries project was a real treat,” said DineEngine® technology director, Jason Profitt. “We don’t always get to work on projects that we can use when we go home at the end of the day.”
Game Mercenaries launched in conjunction with the release of the video game, “Destiny: the Taken King.” The release was promoted by popular video game store, GameStop.
Since the launch, Game Mercenaries has garnered interest from gamers not only in the United States, but all across the world. With the promotion of GameStop and a successfully executed Facebook ad campaign, Game Mercenaries currently boasts over 1,000 live contracts in only two weeks time.
“It has been exciting to watch the rapid growth of the website’s user base,” Profitt elaborated. “Paid2Play has been a pleasure to interact with, and it’s great to see the hard work on both sides come together and result in a community already being built around the site.”
DineEngine® is proud to be an integral part of the Game Mercenaries story, and absolutely cannot wait to see what the next chapter has in store.