Getting 10 Million Downloads Fast (Without Breaking Your App)

For Devsisters, Cookie Run: Kingdom has been a particularly tasty success. The game has amassed more than ten million downloads, and handles hundreds of thousands of concurrent users. At peak traffic hours, it is sometimes processing 60,000 transactions per second. But engineers at the Korea-based game developer are frank: the game’s breakaway success has generated […]

For Devsisters, Cookie Run: Kingdom has been a particularly tasty success. The game has amassed more than ten million downloads, and handles hundreds of thousands of concurrent users. At peak traffic hours, it is sometimes processing 60,000 transactions per second.
But engineers at the Korea-based game developer are frank: the game’s breakaway success has generated far heavier transactional workloads than they had anticipated. Cookie Run: Kingdom might never have reached this level of success were it not for a critical decision made early in the game’s development process.
Source: CockroachDB