The Half Broken Crown: The Broken Kingdoms Gears Up For Special Beta Preview And Full Product Launch

On June 17th MMO fans will be able to sample Nextgenbooks.com's brand new MMO fantasy adventure The Broken Kingdoms. The game, based upon bestselling author Darren Reid's new novel, is a point and click style adventure heavily slanted towards puzzle solving and player cooperation. The initial special preview will grant access to the game's central hub-world, Ardara Village, and will include a special mini-quest for players to experience. All chat and community features will be available to players using PC, Mac, Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. The DS version of The Broken Kingdoms will have community features added to it in the near future.

The Broken Kingdoms draws upon a classic-style point and click interface and will focus upon puzzle solving and community building, eschewing combat and player death. Instead the emphasis is on accessibility allowing all players to immediately and intuitively begin playing with game play designed for short or long term periods. Prior to the release of the special preview on June 17th a video tutorial will go live on The Broken Kingdoms website which will act as the perfect introduction for casual gamers to the game.

The Broken Kingdoms is browser based and has been built to allow players using a variety of formats to communicate and play together. Regardless of whether players use their PC, Wii, Mac, PS3 or PSP they will all be able to interact with one another. A new website for The Broken Kingdoms has launched at www.nextgenbooks.com/thehalfbrokencrown with an official myspace profile at www.myspace.com/thebrokenkingdoms

About Darren Reid and NextGenBooks.com: Darren Reid is a best selling fantasy author currently readying two novels for publication this year. In addition to his debut bestseller, Lords of Darkness and Shadow, Reid also wrotethe interactive Wizard of Oz prequel The Sword of Oz. NextGenBooks.com grew out of Reid's free ebook library which offers a substantial series of free downloadable content for readers. NextGenBooks.com launched in early 2007 and has expanded to include a number of notable and upcoming authors including D.A. Adams, Kim Silva, D.W. Goyette and Kyrinn Synthea Eis. NextGenBooks.com titles are also being utilized by a number of magazines for inclusion on a number of upcoming cover discs including PlayStation World.

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