Famed Fantasy Author Joins the Quest in MMORPG Horizons: Empire of Istaria

Famed Fantasy Author Joins the Quest in MMORPG
Horizons: Empire of Istaria

Peter S. Beagle to Develop Quests and
Backstory for Fantasy Game

November 11, 2005 — Today is a landmark day in
the land of Istaria, as Peter S. Beagle, famed author of the classic fantasy
novel "The Last Unicorn," has signed on to provide story support for the MMORPG
– Horizons: Empire of Istaria. Throughout the coming months, Beagle will be
writing quests for Horizons, along with enriching the overall backstory of the
game and taking part in various in-game events.

Peter S. Beagle is best known for his work in
fantasy, which includes the novels "A Fine and Private Place" and "The Last
Unicorn," along with being credited as the screenwriter for the 1978 animated
version of "The Lord of the Rings." His most popular work, "The Last Unicorn,"
has been in print since 1968, and is considered a fantasy classic among fans of
the genre. Not limiting himself to fantasy, Peter S. Beagle is also the writer
of "Sarek," one of the more popular episodes from the "Star Trek: The Next
Generation" television series.

Developed by Tulga Games, the MMORPG Horizons:
Empire of Istaria enables players to create characters from any of 11 fantasy
races including Dragons, Satyrs, Dryads, Humans and Elves while developing
skills from 50 schools. Horizons’ world is near-limitless in scope; as dragons
soar above and below one another in the skies and players embark upon adventures
spanning land, sea and air while working collectively to build a variety of
surface and subterranean structures. The game’s family-friendly nature allows
for cooperative gameplay, and players with limited time can enjoy brief solo
adventures without suffering any penalty. More information about Horizons:
Empire of Istaria is available at
http://www.istaria.com .