Reykjavík, Iceland and Toronto, Canada– November 7, 2007– CCP, one of the world’s largest independent game developers, and TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), a leading developer of software portability products for the electronic entertainment industry, today announced the availability of EVE Online, a leading massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), on the Macintosh and Linux platforms. With this release, EVE Online is now available on the most widely used operating systems– Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
CCP and TransGaming collaborated to develop the Mac and Linux versions of EVE Online to allow users across platforms to play within the same perpetual online universe, enabling large-scale battles with thousands of players. Seamless integration of EVE Online’s original code for Microsoft Windows with Cider, for the Mac, and Cedega, for Linux, preserves the high quality of the game’s performance on the new platforms. These engines allow the original code base to run on Mac and Linux and therefore deliver equivalent game play, as well as ensure that the game evolves congruently on all three platforms without delays.
“The explosive growth of EVE Online since its launch coupled with the strong demand from the Mac and Linux communities has encouraged us to make the game available on new platforms,” said Thor Gunnarsson, Vice President of Business Development of CCP.“Together with TransGaming, we have now achieved an important milestone in our drive to make the EVE universe pervasive and available to anyone who wishes to play.”
“The availability of EVE Online to the Mac and Linux communities extends the game to rapidly growing new communities who have been enthusiastically demanding the game on their platforms of choice,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO of TransGaming Technologies.“We are very pleased to see the efforts of our partnership come to fruition with the release of EVE Online for the Mac and Linux platforms.”
A free, 14-day trial for EVE Online is available for download at http://www.eve-online.com For full details of the CCP and TransGaming partnership, please visit http://www.lewiswire.com/us/index.php?news_id=139&client=191
About TransGaming Inc.
TransGaming is a leader in the development of unique software portability products that allow game developers and publishers to develop games for one system and deploy them across multiple platforms.
TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada. More information about the company can be obtained at http://www.transgaming.com
About EVE Online
Set tens of thousands of years in the future, EVE Online is a breathtaking journey to the stars, to an immersive experience filled with adventure, riches, danger and glory. Supported by a vast player-run economy, EVE offers professions to choose ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to battle fleet commander or any combination of these and much more. Your greatest asset is the starship, designed to accommodate your specific needs, skills and ambitions. Complementing its lethal arsenal are thousands of modules and components, allowing for countless customizations.>From brokering business deals to waging war, you will have access to a diverse array of sophisticated tools and interfaces to forge your own destiny in EVE.
CCP is an industry-leading independent developer and publisher of EVE Online, a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. Founded in 1997 and privately held, CCP is recognized internationally as a pioneer of the single-server persistent universe architecture. EVE Online is played in nearly every country in the world with more than 190,000 players. The company is headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland with offices in Atlanta, London and Shanghai. More information is available at http://www.ccpgames.com.
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