Worlds Apart’s THE ETERNAL CITY joins the Skotos Community

 

Contact Worlds Apart Productions Scott Martins,
President (303)863-8199 [email protected]

Skotos Tech, Inc Dana Lombardy, Director of
Marketing (510)647-2760, x204 [email protected]

Worlds Apart’s THE ETERNAL CITY joins the
Skotos Community

(Denver, Colorado; Berkeley, California —
June 6, 2001) — Worlds Apart Productions and Skotos Tech are pleased to
announce a partnership in which Skotos Tech will publish Worlds Apart’s
acclaimed text-based online virtual world game, The Eternal City (TEC).
Effective June 1, 2001, The Eternal City is now a member of the Skotos
community of text-based online games and is available at http://www.skotos.net/games/eternal-city/.

"We are excited about TEC’s move to Skotos,"
says Scott Martins, President of Worlds Apart. "Skotos is a very quality-
and community-minded organization, full of people who love role-playing and
text-based gaming. TEC will thrive and see significant improvements at Skotos,
continuing its tradition as one of the best and most innovative role-playing
games on the Internet."

Launched in early 1998, The Eternal City has
been one of the top ranked text-based games at http://www.topmudsites.com
since January 2001, and is currently ranked #1 on the RPG Gateway Top 100 RPG
Sites at http://www.rpgtopsites.com. It has twice received positive write-ups
in PC Gamer magazine, including the current issue dated July 2001.

Midlight, the fantasy world of The Eternal
City, is based on ancient Republican Rome. Players can assume the roles of
Patricians, Legionaries, Gladiators, Constables, Thieves, and Priests, as well
as many other colorful character types.

"The Eternal City is a terrific addition
to the Skotos community," says Christopher Allen, President & CEO of
Skotos Tech. "It’s a great adventure game with a loyal community. It’s
also one of the very few text-based games of its size with a strong
role-playing environment. This and its rich and evocative background fit
perfectly with the Skotos philosophy. At the same time it offers unique
opportunities for players to excel in a variety of ways, including rising to
positions of power within the gameworld."

Skotos is an online storytelling community of
text-based games and game-building tools that has received attention for its
focus on interactive storytelling. Skotos has a number of additional products
in the works, including The Bane (a new fantasy game) and online versions of
such well-known pen-and-paper RPGs as Og, Lovecraft Country, and Paranoia.

About Worlds Apart Productions:

Founded in 1996, Denver-based Worlds Apart
Productions (http://www.worlds-apart.com/) is a developer of engaging and
innovative Internet-based virtual world entertainment. Its current project is
a 3D massively multiplayer version of The Eternal City, entitled The Eternal
City: Ereal Rising, (http://www.worlds-apart.com/tec3d) which will bring to
graphical life the Roman-themed fantasy world of Midlight, allowing players to
experience the roar of the coliseum and the intense chaos of a chariot race in
the Circus Maximus.

About Skotos Tech, Inc:

Founded in 1999, Berkeley, California-based
Skotos Tech Inc. (http://www.skotos.net) is a developer and publisher of
multiplayer prose games. Its own releases include Castle Marrach and Galactic
Emperor: Succession. The Eternal City marks Skotos Tech’s first publication of
an externally developed game, though not its last. A group of external
developers known as "The Skotos Seven" are already working on the
next generation of Skotos games.

 

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