Project Darkstar: Putting the Massive in Massive Multiplayer

Location: Marina Ballroom D Level: Novice

The video games represent one of the largest entertainment industries in the world, and online games is its fastest growing segment. With this extraordinary growth comes the issue of building truly scalable, “massive multiplayer” solutions that are beyond what the industry deploys today. This discussion will focus on the challenges of building such platforms and how open source efforts like Project Darkstar are poised to change the way online games are made, and played, moving forward

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Chris Melissinos

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Chris Melissinos is Sun Microsystems’ Chief Gaming Officer, lifelong videogamer and avid game collector. His responsibilities include the development of Sun Microsystems programs, offerings, and vision targeting the electronic entertainment industry. He is responsible for driving Java game development and promoting Sun’s online game server technology which lives at


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