BigWorld Technology Announces Agreement with Sierra Online to Provide Technology to Develop Upcoming Online Game


December 6, 2007

Los Angeles– BigWorld Technology today announced an agreement with Sierra Online to use the BigWorld Technology Suite in the development of an upcoming PC online game targeting a mass market audience. The BigWorld Technology Suite provides the tools and technology to develop cutting-edge, next-generation online games.

“We look forward to working with Sierra Online to develop a title that holds wide appeal for gamers,” said Gavin Longhurst, vice president of business development for BigWorld.“The demand for online games is increasing and the Big World Suite assists developers in rapid prototyping, providing a powerful development environment that allows the production team to focus on building online worlds that continue to exceed the expectations of gamers."

“Sierra Online continually evaluates its development technology and is always looking for solutions that will help us develop world-class, innovative titles,” said Judith Hoffman, studio manager for Sierra Online.“BigWorld’s powerful online middleware Technology Suite will provide the flexibility to develop an upcoming online game that will take the gameplay experience to the next-level of functionality and sophistication.”

About the BigWorld Technology Suite

Comprised of the BigWorld Server Software, Content Creation Pipeline, 3D Client Engine Package, Live Management Tools&Instrumentation, BigWorld Technology Suite is the only complete MMOG solution, providing all of the complex technology required to produce an engaging next-generation MMOG or Virtual Worlds.

About BigWorld Pty Ltd

BigWorld Pty Ltd was formed in 2002 to commercialise years of intense R&D, which started in 1999 and continues to this day. BigWorld Pty Ltd is a privately held company based in Australia that licenses its BigWorld Technology Suite middleware platform to game studios around the world that are looking to produce successful next-generation Massively Multiplayer Online Games and Virtual Worlds.

BigWorld Website

About Sierra Online

Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality short- and mid-session, casual online games for all viable gaming platforms. Sierra Online’s titles include Assault Heroes™, an award-winning game for Xbox® Live Arcade (XBLA), 3D Ultra™ Minigolf Adventures, also available for XBLA and PC, and FreeStyle Street Basketball™, an online PC game from leading Korean developer JC Entertainment, Inc. The division is also developing a variety of other Xbox Live Arcade and PC online games targeting the mass-market audience.

Sierra Online Website

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