Elgin, Scotland – March 18 th 2013 – Hunted Cow Studios announced today that the closed beta test for Eldevin, its highly anticipated browser-based massive multiplayer online roleplaying game, has began.
Hunted Cow has started sending out the first wave of invitations to players and plans to add more over the course of the closed beta. While being able to gain an early look and enjoy the game, players will be able to provide valuable feedback as Hunted Cow has always aimed to listen and improve its games based on player feedback.
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, which 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.
John Stewart, the studio manager of Hunted Cow, said “The closed beta test is a very exciting milestone for us in our development of Eldevin, our goal was to create the best browser-based role playing game on the market. 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 hope players enjoy the close beta test and we're looking forward to finding out what they think of the game!”
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.
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 installations. 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
Notes To Editors:
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, complemented by Civil War: 1863 and the recently released Tank Battle: North Africa.
Mr Andrew Mulholland
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Mr John Stewart
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