Last year e52 spotted ten exciting startups to watch from Eindhoven. One was Utomik. A company with the ambition to be the Netflix for gamers. Today the platform announces its open beta version.
Utomik today announced the start of its open beta period at a discounted introductory price of $5.99 per month as well as a free, no strings attached, 14-day trial. As from today, consumers can subscribe to Utomik’s open beta service that features games including Darksiders, Overlord, Titan Quest, The Raven, Evoland II and many more.
Utomik developed a new instant play technology that uploads games much faster. It downloads a small part of the game to a user’s hard disk, enough to start playing very quickly, while the rest continues to download to their PC. As games are played directly from a consumer’s own PC – it is lag-free play and has 100% original quality.
With a Utomik monthly gaming subscription, normally priced at $9.99 per month but discounted to $5.99 during open beta, consumers can play as many games featured on the service as they like, for as long as they want. Today, 145 games are available to choose from with more added each week. Utomik has secured publishing contracts for 600 titles including AAA, Indie and casual games as well as timeless classics and unexpected gems. Utomik’s service is advertisement-free. Users can register to join the open beta here.
Want to to know more about the strategy of this Eindhoven startup? CEO Doki Tops was invited to Fast Moving Targets a few weeks back. He talks on how the company found its focus and expanded to Palo Alto, California. Watch the interview (in Dutch) here: