To celebrate the release of cross-play and dedicated servers, Disc Jam will be free to play this weekend on Steam and 50% off until Monday! As a team of two, we never expected to be able to transition away from P2P and merge our player bases just 4 months after our initial launch, but by leveraging Amazon GameLift[aws.amazon.com] we were able to shave several months off our development time as well as seamlessly scale our infrastructure. Amazon has been an amazing partner for us, hosting not only our new dedicated servers, but our backend as well. What's more, they've offered to pick up the tab this weekend so that everyone can jump in and check out the new features! Big thanks to all of our friends at Amazon who helped faciliate the surprisingly smooth transition to dedicated servers and cross-play. We can't recommend their services highly enough!
Why do dedicated servers matter? Check out our announcement post for a detailed breakdown of what dedicated servers mean for players today and what they will enable us to do in the future.