You’ve seen the teasers, you’ve shivered with anticipation, and now the wait is over.
At Rainway, our mission is to let users connect, share, and play all their games across all their favorite screens, so they can choose to play whenever, wherever, without hassle. In the pursuit of that mission, we’ve continued innovating, aiming to create world-class performance for every user so game streaming can truly be in the hands of everyone.
We’ve always aimed to set the standard. It started by building the fastest, most versatile video encoding pipeline, capable of producing a Full HD stream in as low as 2 ms per frame. Then, we created an amazing user experience that allows users to start playing a game in seconds.
Now, after five months of development, we’re ready to introduce the newest innovation from our amazing engineers: Rainway for iOS. The easiest way to play all your PC games on iPad, iPhone, and even an iPod Touch.
So much passion, creativity, and raw talent have been poured into this project – and we didn’t just create a single mobile application. Instead, we created the technologies that will allow us to build many native apps, the first of which is iOS.
One of our innovations came in the form of Quantum, a one-of-a-kind cross-platform, real-time video presentation framework. Quantum is lightning fast: it’s able to process and render game streams at 500+ frames per second. That speed means we can offer the lowest possible latency for any device, allowing for seamless gameplay.
We put just as much care and love into our UI. Rainway for iOS features the same straightforward game launching you’ve come to love in our web app, with an even greater focus on providing you with rich interactive content while you browse.
But Wait! There’s More!
Not only have we been improving our technology, but we’ve been growing our business as well. You may have seen that industry veterans such as Jon Kimmich and David Perry have been advising us. Now, I’m happy to announce that Rainway has officially raised another $3.5M in venture financing from Bullpen Capital, Madrona Venture Group, and GoAhead Ventures.
We’re thrilled to have begun working with Eric Wiesen, Hope Cochran, Bill Mooney, and all the incredibly talented team members at the funds backing us in the pursuit of our mission.
Now, Time to Play.
So without further ado: the Rainway for iOS beta is live! We have a limited number of slots available, so you’ll need to act fast to reserve yours. Head over to the signup page to get started.
The purpose of this beta is to find bugs, stress-test Quantum, and help strengthen the core of our cross-platform efforts. It is not a representation of the final product, and our team will be working hard over the next few weeks to perfect things, making it easier than ever to play your PC games on iOS.
And soon, even Android.
As always, feel free to hop into our community Discord with any questions or comments, or to let us know what you think!