Archive for October, 2010

World of Tanks expands on two new fronts

Friday, October 22nd, 2010, posted by Mike

from the never get involved in a land war in Asia dept.

Wargaming.net has added two new battle maps to their English-language closed beta test, bringing the total up to 12. Komarin features a small rural village setting in Eastern Europe while Cliff (pictured below) resembles the coastline of Normandy.

You can register, apply for a beta key and download the client here.

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Upcoming BigWorld DOTA style game

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010, posted by skg

from the Far East dept.

A look at how a persistent DOTA-style game might look from a developer in China :

BigWorld-Powered Game: Tianyijue (Realm of the Titans) from BigWorld Tech on Vimeo.

BigWorld goes social at GDC Online

Friday, October 1st, 2010, posted by skg

For Immediate Release

BigWorld Technology will soon be available in your favourite web browser. You will be able to run MMOs, virtual worlds and online persistent games in a Windows-PC based browser using BigWorld’s Web Player plug-in. The browser plug-in complements the existing full-screen PC client/server and server-only solutions for consoles and mobile devices. The company will be demonstrating the new technology at the upcoming GDC Online conference in Austin, Texas during October.

Chief Technology Officer of BigWorld, Simon Hayes, said that “The social and casual gaming markets present their own unique challenges – ideally you want to get the game content to the gamer in the quickest, hassle-free way and as cheaply as possible. The BigWorld Web Player brings the solid technology underlying numerous BigWorld Technology online games in the market today to a new arena – PC browsers, with a minimum of installation, security, or development overhead.”  The Web Player plug-in will support Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome and Safari.

BigWorld staff will be available for developer meetings and media interviews at GDC Online at the Austin Convention Centre, Texas, from October 5 – 8, 2010. Email appointments@bigworldtech.com to arrange an appointment.

About the BigWorld Technology Suite
Comprised of the BigWorld Server Software, Content Creation Pipeline, 3D Client Engine, Live Management Tools & Instrumentation, BigWorld Technology is the premier, complete, and proven massively multiplayer game development solution, providing all of the complex systems required to produce engaging, highly scalable next-generation MMOs and Virtual Worlds.

About BigWorld Pty Ltd
BigWorld Pty Ltd was formed in 2002 to commercialise years of intense R&D, which started in 1999 and continues to this day. With a direct local presence in the USA, China, Japan and Europe, BigWorld licenses its middleware platform to game studios and publishers around the world to build successful next generation MMOs and Virtual Worlds. For more information and links to currently released or in production titles, visit www.bigworldtech.com

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