Planetwide Games Brings First Fantasy "Player vs. Player" MMORPG "Risk Your Life" to North American Video Game Players
COSTA MESA, CA -- 12/21/2004 -- Planetwide Games (http://www.PlanetwideGames.com) announces that its game “Risk Your Life” -- the first fantasy Player vs. Player (PVP) MMORPG -- has just passed the 100,000 North American registered player milestone. “Risk Your Life” is the one of the hottest MMORPG’s to be released in the video game industry in a very long time, with over 1.2 million players worldwide. Unlike most online games where a player plays the computer most of the game, rather than other players, “Risk Your Life” is the first true “player vs. player” experience.
“Risk Your Life” is a beautifully rendered MMORPG, creating increasingly difficult and challenging game play and will excite multiplayer online game fans. Prospective gameplayers can view a trailer of the game, download the open beta for free, as well as opportunity to purchase officially licensed RYL merchandise, at the game’s home page, http://www.RYL.net.
“Risk Your Life” is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). In the game, players assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Wizard, or Thief (over 20 classes) and explore the many beautiful and exotic locations within the game where they meet other players, complete quests, fight monsters and other players. Massively multiplayer online games are computer games in which thousands of players can play simultaneously through the Internet. In 2003, 88 million people played online games worldwide, a number that is expected to grow to at least 198 million by 2008.
“Instead of monotonous individual games, players can now interact with hundreds or thousands of other players from all over the world and undertake the adventure of a lifetime together,” said Kevin Donovan, president, Planetwide Games. “The graphics and smoothness of gameplay is among the best in the world, developed over 5 years with over $30 million invested in development costs.”
“Risk Your Life” also offers hundreds of quests within each game, plus advanced real time 3D and environment effects give players the realistic feel of an amazing fantasy world. Maximum game resolution has been increased from the typical 800x600 pixel resolution to 1600x1200 to enhance the experience of the lushly rendered graphical landscapes.
Players start off at Level One, with minimal skills and abilities, but over time they gain experience points, which allows them to advance to Level Two, and beyond. As each level opens up, the player can find new and more interesting abilities and can survive in battles against more interesting monsters. This level advancement is the incentive that makes players continually play the game and maintain their accounts for months or years.
The many features of “Risk Your Life” include:
-- Hundreds of quests within each game (or missions) for players to play through.
-- Compelling battle system.
-- True Player vs. Player (PVP) battles
-- True Guild vs. Guild (GVG) battles
-- Innovative skill system that allows players to define their characters over time.
-- Players can own virtual real estate within the game.
-- Players can become feudal lords or leaders of clans or bands of warriors.
-- Many thousands of players can play simultaneously.
-- Ability to fly gliders and drive vehicles
-- Raising a virtual dragon and protecting it from monsters, demons, and other players.
The retail version of the game will be available in Q1 2005. Planetwide Games is a distributor of interactive entertainment engaged in the acquisition and licensing of massively multiplayer online games, which it distributes worldwide through a network of affiliates.
About Planetwide Games
Based in Costa Mesa, CA, Planetwide Games seeks to establish itself as a leading provider of online video games. The Company is developing its own online video games, licensing existing online video games, developing online technology and building a worldwide network of affiliates to distribute the games.
For more information, please visit http://www.RYL.net and http://www.PlanetwideGames.com. Please note that the download of “Risk Your Life” takes approximately 90 minutes on a DSL/cable broadband line. You can also purchase a Special Preview Edition on CD-Rom at http://www.RYL.net.
At Consumer Electronics Show (CES):
Planetwide Games will be at the Consumer Electronics Show, January 6, 2005, at the Showstoppers media reception, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
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