Online TCG Companies Collaborate!
Worlds Apart acquires exclusive
license for IGF Finalist Star Chamber
DENVER CO. February 10, 2005. Worlds
Apart Productions, LLC and Nayantara Studios LLC announced today that Worlds
Apart has acquired an exclusive license to administer, distribute and continue
development of Star Chamber, Nayantara’s critically acclaimed online trading
card game. Worlds Apart has also hired Paul Dennen, Star Chamber’s creator, as a
designer and developer, both for ongoing Star Chamber expansion, and for new
original content and titles.
"This is a perfect match for Worlds
Apart. We’ve got a very modular, feature-rich and cost-effective
digital-property infrastructure, and we’re eager to continue to develop quality
products," said Scott Martins, president of Worlds Apart Productions. "Paul is a
veteran of the Online TCG world with design and development experience spanning
Digital Addiction, EA.com and Nayantara, and he brings with him Star Chamber,
one of the best computer strategy games out there. With overwhelmingly positive
reviews, including a perfect 10 for gameplay from Gamespot, Star Chamber has a
huge amount of potential that we plan to realize with this collaboration."
Star Chamber has been selected as a
finalist in the 2005 Independent Games Festival Competition.
Dennen was also enthusiastic about
the transition. "While my focus has been on making Star Chamber a great game,
Worlds Apart has built powerful, cross-platform core technology to implement The
Lord of the Rings Online Trading Card Game," Dennen said. "By porting Star
Chamber to their technology base, the game’s feature set will improve
dramatically in a short period of time."
Star Chamber is a hybrid turn-based
strategy board game/TCG set in a sci-fi universe where members of the Galactic
Republic struggle for power. Players deploy a mixture of military, political,
and cultural assets, and attempt to achieve one of the game’s innovative
multiple victory conditions.
Star Chamber can be played for free
with sample decks, and is available for download at
The web site offers a comprehensive guide for new players, strategy tips and
articles, a calendar of events, forums, and web-based trading.
About Worlds Apart Founded in 1996,
Denver-based Worlds Apart Productions, LLC has nearly a decade of experience in
developing and operating multiplayer online games, specializing in online RPGs
and games featuring digital properties. In 2004, the company launched the online
version of the best-selling The Lord Of The Rings Trading Card Game and
continues to support the game with daily events and special online-only content.
It also currently operates the Star Trek Online Customizable Card Game as well
as the critically acclaimed online RPGs The Eternal City and Grendel’s Revenge.
Contact: Scott Martins [email protected] 303-863-8199
About Nayantara Founded in 2002,
Nayantara Studios LLC is an independent game development company whose mission
is to create high-quality strategy games.