Elgin, Scotland - April 5, 2013 - Hunted Cow Studios announced today that it is releasing with several partnering media partners over 70,000 closed beta keys for Eldevin, its highly anticipated browser-based massive multiplayer online roleplaying game.
Hunted Cow has previously invited a small number of players to the beta, but as of today the servers have been reset and the team is looking at scaling up the number of players dramatically after an overwhelming positive response to the game.
While being able to gain an early look and enjoy the game, including the new full screen mode, players will be able to communicate with the developers on a private beta forum, as Hunted Cow has always aimed to listen and improve its games based on player feedback.
John Stewart, the studio manager of Hunted Cow, said "Our initial closed beta test has been very positive and exciting for us here. Our goal with Eldevin, was to create an awesome browser-based role playing game with all the features of a triple-A title. We've already rolled out a number of improvements to the game based on player feedback and we're pleased to launch full screen mode to meet player demand. Our small studio has been working on Eldevin diligently for the best part of 8 years and we're incredibly proud of what we've accomplished. We're looking forward to now seeing thousands of players in-game and listening to their feedback on it."
The game runs entirely within a web browser, using Java technology. This means it runs on all major web browsers, with no additional downloads or lengthy installation. Eldevin does not require high end graphics processors and will work on the majority of netbooks, laptops and desktops running Windows, Mac OS or Linux, making Eldevin accessible to almost every computer user.
Players wishing for a chance to participate in the closed beta test can apply now at https://beta.eldevin.com. Players can also receive a guaranteed key by visiting several of the participating media sites.
About the Game
Eldevin is a new story-driven game, set in a corrupt fantasy world on the precipice of all out war. Players can join the Eldevin Army, or the Mages of the Arcane Council, in a quest to recover the magical artefacts that have taken the kingdom to the edge of disaster.
In the Eldevin closed beta test, players will be able to experience the first 30 levels of the game while specializing in any of the 6 talent trees - templar, warrior, assassin, ranger, mage and prophet. They will also be able to participate in 6 cooperative group dungeons with other adventurers, level up in the 14 different professions and experience a wealth of story-driven content as they fight to defend the lands of Eldevin Kingdom.
Eldevin features an epic storyline in which the player will play a pivotal role in the defence of Eldevin Kingdom. During the first 30 levels the player will fight against both threats from within as well as the agents of the Infernal Empire, such as henchmen, demons and battlemages. Eldevin features exciting content designed for both solo and group play, hundreds of items, abilities and a vast world to explore.
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About Hunted Cow:
Hunted Cow Studios was formed in September 2003 by Andrew Mulholland (Hoofmaster) and Glenn Murphy (Cowboy) in the small but friendly town of Elgin. The company's first website - CowPlay was launched the same year. This website offered free multiplayer correspondence chess.
Five months later, Hunted Cow Studio released its second online game titled Gothador, followed shortly by Fallen Sword, which has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying games available, its engrossing setting and stories drawing in hundreds of new players daily.
The company is now working on the highly anticipated browser-based, 3D massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, Eldevin, which promises to revolutionise the genre. Hunted Cow has also released several new mobile games, with the company's launch title Tank Battle: 1944, Civil War: 1863, Tank Battle: North Africa and the recently released Battle Dungeon: Risen.