About Us

BigWorld is the world’s leading massively multiplayer online game middleware company, focused on next-generation game development tools and servers for the online game space. Formed in 2002 to commercialise years of intense R&D, BigWorld is based in Australia and has a worldwide game developer base, and an ever expanding global focus.

Since its inception, BigWorld has focused its attention on building technologies and tools while still benefiting from the feedback provided through real world projects and game requirements. This has ensured that the BigWorld client includes a high-performance 3D game engine that provides players with an immersive interface. Our purpose-built server has been specifically designed to handle millions of players connecting and playing in one game universe. 

In 2012, BigWorld was acquired by Wargaming.net, the award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market across PC, console and mobile. Our leading online game engine powers Wargaming’s World of Tanks, which has 100 million players worldwide and holds the Guinness World Record for Most Players Online Simultaneously (190,541 players) on one MOG server. Our engine also powers the fast-paced flight combat MMO World of Warplanes and the epic naval warfare shooter World of Warships.