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The ultimate
Cloud Gaming Machine

G-cluster offers operators the most deployed white-label cloud gaming platform that allows users to play across the TV and multiple mobile devices. G-cluster instantly turns the TV into the equivalent of a set-top box with portable multi-platform cloud gaming on TV, tablet and PC.

As the preferred cloud gaming solution of the world's leading operators, including Broadmedia Corporation, SFR and Orange, our deployments have proven our technology capable of delivering a reliable high-quality end-user experience at scale, enabling commercial deployment and revenue generation.

G-cluster offers multiple primary screen delivery options as part of a traditional network-based video content offering : as a value add to wireline and wireless high speed data product offerings, or OTT as a stand-alone game product. Games are delivered as low latency, bandwidth efficient variable bit rate MPEG 2, MPEG 4 or H.264 streams to client devices using proven server technology with fully redundant architecture.

With G-cluster you will...
  • Create new revenue streams
  • Increase ARPU/average revenue per user
  • Enhance customer loyalty
  • Reduce churn
  • Justify high bandwidth subscriptions (fiber, LTE)
  • Have minimal setup, maintenance and operational Expenses
Get your games
In the Cloud

More than 30 major publishers and game studios, including Disney, Ubisoft, Warner Brothers, Pop Cap, Codemasters, Mumbo Jumbo, Focus, and many more make up G-cluster's largest deployed cloud game catalog.

Cloud gaming gives access to video games to an entire new audience, the casual player. The G-cluster Platform is a great new revenue opportunity for game studios.

With G-cluster, you can reach millions of players who are instantly willing to discover games on their TV, PC or tablet via a cloud service that makes your games very accessible for players.

The G-cluster Content SDK offers an easy way to port your existing Windows games into the G-cluster system and great support for bringing them live.

Get the G-cluster SDK!

About G-cluster
Taro Hashimoto
Erik Piehl
Sami Sallinen
Ryuichiro Hisamatsu
G-cluster Global Corporation
Global Headquarters serving Japanese and Asian markets
Tokyo, Japan

Oy Gamecluster Ltd.
Finnish subsidiary serving European market
Research and Development Center
Espoo, Finland
Managing Director: Erik Piehl

G-cluster, Inc.
United States subsidiary serving American market
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
President: Erik Piehl

2,674m Yen as Paid-in Capital (January 8, 2014)

Board Members
Taro Hashimoto, Chairman, CEO
Erik Piehl, Representative Director & President
Olivier Kouvarakis, Director
Jean-Louis Charlety, Director
Ryuichiro Hisamatsu, Director
Joji Habu, Director

Founded in 2000, G-cluster Global Corporation is the first, largest, most scalable and proven multi-platform cloud gaming service, available to more than eight million game players worldwide. G-cluster provides a fully-featured white label service offering casual and AAA games playable over broadband networks, regardless of the device used to access the service: TV, tablet, mobile or PC. The company's client base includes Broadmedia Corporation, SFR and Orange, and content partnerships with leading game studios such as Disney, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. G-cluster is headquartered in Tokyo, with offices in Pittsburgh, Penn., Espoo, Finland and Paris.

Taro Hashimoto, Chairman, CEO

As the chairman and CEO of G-cluster Global Corporation, Taro Hashimoto draws upon 18 years in the broadcasting and telecommunications industries and 14 years in finance to lead the first and largest cloud gaming platform from G-cluster. Hashimoto is also the president and CEO of Broadmedia Corporation (JASDAQ : 4347) and has been in these roles since March 2000. He also serves as Chairman of Renaissance Academy Corporation. After working at Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., he joined SOFTBANK Corp. as the head of the corporate investment department in 1996. He served as director of JSkyB from 1997 until 1998, and was chief financial officer of the Japan Digital Broadcasting Services Inc. (now SKY Perfect JSAT Corp.) from 1998 until 2000. Hashimoto graduated from Keio University in Tokyo with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Erik Piehl, President of G-cluster Inc., Managing Director and CTO, Oy Gamecluster Ltd.

Erik Piehl is a 21-year veteran of the technology industry, with expertise in business development, software design and implementation. As co-founder of G-cluster in 2000, Piehl and Sami Sallinen developed core G-cluster technology. Before G-cluster, Erik was VP Business Development at VistaCom, a pioneering videoconferencing technology company in Cupertino, Calif. Erik earned a master's degree in electronics, digital signal processing from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland.

Sami Sallinen, SVP Software Engineering

Sami Sallinen has been with G-cluster for more than 13 years as the SVP of software engineering, developing the core G-cluster technologies and architecture together with Erik Piehl. Previously, Sallinen spent more than seven years at Varian Medical Systems in Espoo, Finland and Palo Alto, Calif., playing various roles in the development of radiation therapy treatment planning and delivery systems and brain surgery technologies. He holds a master's degree in software engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland.

Ryuichiro Hisamatsu, Senior Vice President Japan/Asia Business Management

Since April 2011, Ryuichiro Hisamatsu has served as senior vice president of Japan/Asia business management at G-cluster Global Corporation. Hisamatsu brings more than 18 years in the consumer electronics industry and 7 years in content distribution to G-cluster, with a specialty in business development. Hisamatsu also serves as executive director of Broadmedia Corporation. Prior to joining Broadmedia, he was executive vice president at Actvila Corporation, a TV portal service, and vice president at So-net Entertainment Corporation. He began his career with 17 years at Sony Corporation as general manager. Hisamatsu received a degree in astrophysics from the Department of Astronomy from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.





our history
2013 Game-on-Demand service launched for NTT Plala and Broadmedia.
2012 Game-on-Demand service launched for Orange.
2010 G-cluster technology licensed to T's TV, a TV-based VOD service operated by Broadmedia and Game-on-Demand service launched for SFR.
2008 Broadmedia spins off game business and launches as separate company. Oy Gamecluster becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of G-cluster Global Corporation.
2005 Oy Gamecluster becomes subsidiary of Broadmedia.
2004 Broadmedia launches its commercial fee-based Game-on-Demand beta service using G-cluster technology.
2003 Broadmedia Corporation launches its game business in collaboration with Oy Gamecluster Ltd. of Finland and the test service was initiated.
2001 At E3 in Los Angeles, CA, the first public demonstration of the platform streaming games to a Compaq ipaq devices over Wi-Fi.
2000 Oy Gamecluster Ltd. was founded in Espoo, Finland.
News & Events
Press Releases
May 22, 2015
May 1, 2015
September 9, 2014
September 9, 2014
August 28, 2014
January 9, 2014
November 1, 2013
October 22, 2013
October 2, 2013
September 13, 2013
August 1, 2013
May 27, 2013
April 17, 2013
April 17, 2013
April 11, 2013
G-cluster technology is adopted for Konami's " PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS CONNECT"
March 28, 2013
March 26, 2013
February 21, 2013
February 20, 2013
January 9, 2013
December 27, 2012
September 28, 2012
September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012
May 5, 2012
January 19, 2012
January 17, 2012
November 15, 2011
October 19, 2010
Dissolution of the Company
April 22, 2016

The Company passed a resolution to dissolve the Company at the extraordinary shareholders’ meeting held on April 22, 2016. The effective date of dissolution is May 23, 2016. The Company will continue its operation in the ordinary course until May 23, 2016 and will be in the process of liquidation after May 23, 2016. The Company is discussing with its shareholders about transferring the Company’s services so that they could continue the services in different ways. The Company will update information after detailed plans are determined.

G-cluster to provide its cloud gaming platform in Vietnam
December 24, 2015

G-cluster Global Named A Winner of the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award
November 20, 2015

G-cluster has been selected from candidates across the globe, and was named a winner of the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.
Award ceremony held on November 19 in Los Angeles.
Award ceremony

G-cluster Global Corporation is Shortlisted for the 2015 Red Herring 100 Global Award
November 11, 2015

G-cluster has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring's 2015 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.,

“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Red Herring chairman. “2015 has demonstrated the sector's vibrant activity and its contribution to the global economic recovery. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are jumping ahead of the competition and making a difference. Constant breakthroughs make recent developments obsolete faster than ever before. G-cluster Global Corporation is performing exceptionally well in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2015 Top 100 Global Award."

G-cluster will present its winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, November 17 to 19. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 19.

G-cluster and Deutsche Telekom partnership advances
August 13, 2015

G-cluster and Deutsche Telekom continue to work together to bring cloud gaming to the market.

The partnership was first announced at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Work has continued intensively since Mobile World Congress between G-cluster and Deutsche Telekom national companies, preparing for the upcoming multi-operator launch.

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Aoyama Tower Place 6F,
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Tokyo, Japan 107-0052
Espoo, Finland
Technology, R&D
Oy Gamecluster Ltd
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Paris, France
5 Place Tristan Bernard
75017 Paris, France
Pittsburgh, PENN., USA
G-cluster, Inc.
3000 Village Run Rd
Unit 103-234
Wexford, PA 15090

Erik Piehl
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G-cluster Global Corporation

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