Louisville, Kentucky -- June 22, 2010 -- Independent game developer Dentinmud Internet Services announces a summertime expansion to its classic text-based game Alter Aeon ( http://www.alteraeon.com). This expansion raises the maximum player level to 35 and adds new spells and skills to each of the available character classes. In addition, the official Alter Aeon client now includes native audio support, bringing a new level of immersion to the game.
Some of the new abilities added with this expansion allow for storing magic in items for later use, safe reconaissance of nearby areas, and creating temporary safe havens. Necromancers will benefit from the ability to bind soulstones to weapons and armor. Fighter classes, in addition to new combat skills, will also benefit for the first time from the addition of skill boosting items.
This update also includes enhancements to the game's outstanding support for blind and visually impaired players. In addition to general usability improvements, Alter Aeon now supports exporting raw game data in a format directly usable by soundpack creators and the general visually impaired community.
"This expansion brings together several new and interesting concepts. We've added a number of new mechanics that open up unexplored possibilities for the players," says Alter Aeon creator Dennis Towne. "Emergent gameplay and interaction have always been an important part of the Alter Aeon universe, and we're already starting to see new and unusual uses of these exciting new features."
About Alter Aeon:
Alter Aeon began as a multiplayer text game in early 1995, and has been under active development for more than 16 years. Originally designed as a purely text-based game, Alter Aeon now features a graphical user interface when using the official client, but still retains a fully functional text-only interface for the blind and visually impaired. Blind players can also find a thriving support community for the game, including player-contributed custom clients, scripts, and soundpacks.
About Dentinmud Internet Services:
Dentinmud Internet Services originally started as a hosting company in 1997, providing mail, DNS, web services, and MUD hosting. In 1999, Alter Aeon came under the company umbrella. With the success of Alter Aeon, the company has shifted away from hosting and now focuses exclusively on online game development.
Title: Alter Aeon
Type: Freeware online RPG MUD
Platform: Computer game
OS: Windows, Linux, Mac
Dennis Towne (CEO)