DEVELOPER DIARY REVEALS INSIGHT INTO JUMPGATE EVOLUTION’S INSPIRATION AND VISION

Thursday, 9th April 2009 - Codemasters Online and NetDevil today released the first in a series of development diaries for the epic space MMO Jumpgate Evolution . Narrated by Hermann Peterscheck, Lead Producer at Jumpgate Evolution developer NetDevil, the video provides a behind-the-scenes look at the game’s production.

Hermann begins with an introduction to the world of Jumpgate and explains the inspiration behind the hotly anticipated space combat MMO and the vision the team have for the game. He goes on to discuss the differences in the game’s three playable nations - the Solrain, the Quantar and the Octavious - and what players can expect from the nation they choose to ally with. The accessibility of the Jumpgate Universe from the moment players enter the game and the solo and group experiences they can have is also demonstrated and discussed.

The second part in the making of Jumpgate Evolution series will be lead by Jumpgate Evolution’s Art Director Darren Klein and will delve into the game’s stunning art direction. Look out for the video soon.

To view or download the video, jump over to

www.jumpgateevolution.com

ABOUT JUMPGATE EVOLUTION

Developed by the highly experienced US-based MMOG developer NetDevil, Jumpgate Evolution is an exhilarating space combat MMO, set in a vast, expanding universe, where players join one of three playable human nations struggling for survival in a distant galaxy. Embarking on an immersive and action-packed space adventure, players can build fortunes by trading valuable commodities, take part in intense battles against massive Capital ships, meet and play with friends and build their reputation as a legendary intergalactic hero. Featuring a rich and varied universe to explore, Jumpgate Evolution has been designed for experienced and novice MMO players alike with high scalability and extensive peripheral support, including the Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows®.

ABOUT CODEMASTERS

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Race Driver GRID, Overlord and Operation Flashpoint; the company recently secured the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA 1. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Benelux and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com

ABOUT NETDEVIL, LTD

NetDevil is a leading game development company that specializes in the development and construction of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). Founded in 1997, under the inspiration of Jumpgate TM , the world’s first massively multiplayer space simulator, the company carries on a commitment to creating interactive, virtual worlds in unique and elaborate settings. Currently, the company is developing two major MMO titles– Jumpgate Evolution and LEGO Universe. Led by a development team of talented and experienced industry veterans, NetDevil has grown to over 100 employees. All NetDevil employees share a common vision to bring the mysteries of new and exciting worlds to life as immersive online universes.

NetDevil is a part of Gazillion Entertainment.

For more information about the companies, visit www.netdevil.com or www.gazillion.com


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