Jolt.co.uk partnership



Original player-driven online RPG re-hosted as game enters exciting beta stages

London – 23rd August 2007 – As part of its commitment to groundbreaking, independently developed massively multiplayer games, Jolt Online Gaming, Europe's largest independent online gaming network, is pleased to announce a partnership with Eyes Out Entertainment that will help see the innovative MMO Tatsumaki: Land at War enter its next stage of development.

Shunning genre conventions such as races, classes, experience points and even monsters, Tatsumaki offers players a unique role-playing experience, where real-time PvP combat, detailed crafts and even idle pursuits take place against a backdrop of player-built towns set in feudal Japan. Striving for the perfect balance between realism and action, and featuring a novel system of family ties, the game allows players to be as notorious or as anonymous as they please. Furthermore the game will offer players an innovative and highly competitive pricing structure, including a limited free-to-play option.

Following an intensive testing and development period, Tasumaki has entered early beta stages, with the first of many towns along with several visual enhancements now in development. Jolt’s involvement sees the game hosted on its cutting-edge servers located at a state-of-the-art data centre facility, and with an overhauled website to keep the game’s growing community informed and up-to-date.

As part of the development team’s ongoing efforts to broaden and diversify its capability to provide the best gaming experience possible, openings have been made available for talented and passionate programmers, modellers, artists, animators and musicians.

For more information about the game, visit www.landatwar.com.

For a list of available positions, head to www.eyesoute.com/apply.

“We’re very excited to be working with Eyes Out Entertainment on a game that we’ve come to be as passionate about as they are,” said Jolt’s CEO, Dominic Silk. “With our world-class server technology and years of experience in the MMO community, we hope to see Tatsumaki go from strength to strength over the coming years.”

“Jolt’s proven track record and commitment to independently developed online games makes them the ideal partner to help bring our first MMO to a wider online audience,” said EOE’s founder Jonathan Rush. “Our relationship so far has been great and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

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