Planetwide Games Brings First Fantasy "Player vs. Player" MMORPG "Risk Your Life" to North American Video Game Players

Planetwide Games Brings First
Fantasy "Player vs. Player" MMORPG "Risk Your Life" to North American Video Game

Open Beta for "Risk Your Life"
Passes 100,000 Registered North American Player Milestone in 8 Weeks, Joining
1.2 Million Worldwide

12/21/2004 — Planetwide Games
  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,

"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.

Highlighted Links "Risk Your Life"
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"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 800×600 pixel resolution to
1600×1200 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)

  • 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

  • Ability to fly gliders and drive

  • 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  and
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

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.

SOURCE: Planetwide Games