LAND O'LAKES, FLORIDA - August 31, 2011 -- Artix Entertainment, the small, independent game development studio that delivers download-free browser-based RPGs to 130 million users, will launch Pony vs Pony, the company's newest game, at DragonCon this Friday, September 2nd, 2011.
Artix Entertainment is responsible for developing and updating six major games: AdventureQuest World, DragonFable, MechQuest, , AdventureQuest, EpicDuel, and HeroSmash. Aside from those games, the studio has also released two iPhone and Android apps as well as a slew of smaller browser games. This Friday will be the release of a game unlike any other of AE's previous games - Pony vs Pony.
So far, few details have been released about the game, causing a stir of interest and speculation among the players. In early August, a few players discovered the URL of the game from an unrelated screenshot taken by one of the game's developers. The screenshot showed an Adobe Flash window where the developer was de-bugging DragonFable. In the background were several other open windows. Within thirty seconds players spotted the Pony vs Pony window and found the homepage . The homepage was set up with a flying pony, the release date (September 2nd), a catchy Pony vs Pony song, and a random pony name generator.
Three minutes later, Twitter exploded with hundreds of tweets per minute of players tweeting their randomly-generated Pony names. Players got names such as Commander Soft BerryNose, Duke Charming Cupcake, Mister Tangy PookyBoo, and other fluffy-sounding names. There was a lot of excitement going on as players tried to guess what kind of game Pony vs Pony would be.
Artix Entertainment hasn't released any official details on the game yet, but the game's developers have released a few sneak peeks of pony art.
This Friday, Artix Entertainment will be hosting a panel at DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the Sheraton Hotel in the Savannah Room. Other than launching the Pony vs Pony game, the AE staff will also be doing a question and answer session with the players, hosting prize giveaways, and autographing anything the players bring. At least five Artix staff (including Artix) will be in their character costumes at the panel and all players are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character too!
For more information about Pony vs Pony, please visit www.PonyVsPony.com
For more information about AE at DragonCon, please visit www.AQ.com/info/DragonCon2011
Other Games from Artix Entertainment
Artix Entertainment offers many RPG and MMO titles, ranging from the fantasy realms of AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds to the sci-fi galaxies of MechQuest, WarpForce, and EpicDuel. Artix has enjoyed a high success rate in the past eight years with over 130 million accounts created for their games.
For more information about our games, please visit:
AdventureQuest Worlds at www.aq.com
DragonFable at www.dragonfable.com
EpicDuel at www.epicduel.com
MechQuest at www.mechquest.com
AdventureQuest at www.battleon.com
Artix Entertainment games at http://portal.battleon.com
and HeroMart at www.HeroMart.com
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About Artix Entertainment
Artix Entertainment LLC, is a privately held, game development and publishing studio that specializes in creating online, browser-based, anime-style, role-playing Flash games with a distinctive visual style and high-quality game play. Artix has developed a range of games with storylines that are based in the fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure genre. Content within the games is updated on a weekly basis creating a compelling experience which keeps users coming back frequently for new content and story lines. Artix core offerings are three online RPG games: AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and MechQuest, and two MMORPGs: AdventureQuest Worlds and EpicDuel. Players can visit www.artixentertainment.com for more information.