AQ Worlds Hosts Magic Thief Event this Friday
Artix Entertainment, the indie game development studio that creates and publishes download-free, browser-based games to over 150 million registered players, today announced it will host an in-game event with author Sarah Prineas using characters from her Magic Thief children’s fantasy book series in the hit massively multiplayer role-playing game AdventureQuest Worlds.
Sarah Prineas is a children’s fantasy book author. Her novels include The Magic Thief, The Magic Thief: Lost, The Magic Thief: Found, and Winterling. She is currently working on a fourth Magic Thief novel.
The Magic Thief book series is about a young boy named Conn who accidentally becomes a wizard’s apprentice and helps a powerful wizard protect his city from dangerous and magical evils.
The Magic Thief in-game event will be the first of its kind in the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds. For the very first time, players will be able to adventure in Lore, the world inside AQWorlds, side-by-side with characters from a novel. The event will feature several characters from the Magic Thief series including: Conn, Rowan, Nevery, Benet, Pettivox, and the Duchess.
When players log in this Friday, they will receive an urgent message from King Alteon, the King of Lore. The message states that all the most powerful mages in Lore are missing and it’s up to the players to investigate what is happening and, if possible, save them. The players team up with Conn, a young apprentice magician, and begin searching for clues. By using Conn’s sneaky lock-picking skills, they break into the dungeon of powerful magician Pettivox, who is one of the only mages not missing. There, they find what they were looking for…and more!
The missing mages are imprisoned, and players discover Pettivox’s plan to use their life force to permanently taint all of the magic on Lore, rendering it forever unusable. If the players and Conn don’t find a way to rescue them, stop the wizard-thief, and sever his connection to the essence of magic on Lore, Chaos will reign and Lore will never be the same.
WHAT: Magic Thief in-game event
WHEN: Friday, March 16th, 2011 @ 7 PM (EDT)
WHO: Conn, Pettivox, the AdventureQuest Worlds team, and YOU!
WHY: To stop Pettivox and save the magic of Lore from Chaos!
WHERE: In-game at www.AQ.com