Hamburg, 03.09.2010– With Juggernaut Mail.ru Games GmbH will shortly publish the first browser based action RPG to use the Unity3D-Engine. The unique technological possibilities of this platform independent engine will significantly set this title apart from the competition and enable state-of-the-art 3D-graphics even on a browser. The game runs in a browser window without requiring a client or an installation. Nevertheless an optional client can be downloaded. Juggernaut will initially be launched for the English, German and Polish speaking communities– further versions are being prepared.
Juggernaut is a free-of-charge, browser based action RPG with unique graphics, engaging 3D-battles and a complex fighting system. The exciting background-story is leading the player directly into a conflict between three hostile factions that have been facing each other in battle for centuries, grappling for land and power. The mightiest warriors of each side are awarded the privilege to wear one of the legendary Juggernaut-Armors which are extremely rare. They enable their owner to fuse in a singular symbiosis with their armor and transform into one of the most powerful heroes of their time. The focus of the game clearly lies on fast-paced action and furious fighting. Immediately after starting the game the players can prove their fighting skills in duels amongst each other in the arena, while it was made sure that no one is forced to enter a PvP. With hunting monsters and several elaborate quests there are many alternatives for the players to advance their character and develop his abilities.
“We are proud to be able to publish the very first browser based action RPG with Juggernaut, based on the Unity3D-Engine.” says Alexander Goldybin, CEO Europe of Mail.ru Games GmbH.„Especially the sumptuous optics and the engaging fighting sequences will define new standards for browser games to come.” added Goldybin.
In comparison to many other games Juggernaut will be released for all languages on one server for all languages. This will enable players to interact with one another internationally. Of course the display of other language versions may be disabled by the players if they chose to.
Mail.Ru ( www.mail.ru) is the leading internet-portal in Russia. Mail.Ru offers over 40 different services of entertainment and communication to the global Russian community, focusing on five core offers. Mail.Ru is operating the longest running and largest Russian email service offering mailboxes of unlimited size, spam- and virus-protection, a translation-service, spell and grammar checking and several other functions. Currently over 80 million mailboxes are being actively used.
Mail.Ru Agent ( http://agent.mail.ru) is a leading instant-messages-service with over 15,5 million active users per month. It includes a free-of-charge SMS function, an email client for the mobile version, voice and video chat as well as micro blogging– all these functions are connected to th social networking service My Mir@Mail.Ru and the blog service Blogs@Mail.Ru.
My Mir@Mail.Ru is a leading social network that offers the possibility to its over 60 million registered users to stay in contact with old friends and to find new ones. They can exchange messages, pictures, videos, music and much more and they may also run blogs together. In regard of the accessibility of external applications especially social games, Mail.Ru did pioneering work. The most popular of these applications by now have from hundreds of thousands of active users up to a million a day.
Poisk@Mail.Ru ( http://go.mail.ru) is an effective multifunctional internet search tool, incorporating search patterns for different types of information, including text, pictures and videos. The close linkage with other of Mail.Ru's products simplifies the search for people, goods and websites that are included in the offers of Catalog@Mail.Ru or part of encyclopaedic articles, software and geographic locations of Maps@Mail.Ru. Over 12 million users are employing this product.
With a share in the market of over 50 percent and more than 40 different titles that address a large number of individual interests, Mail.Ru is the leading Russian vendor of online games. Internal developments like the major successes Allods Online and Drachenkrieg are also part of the portfolio as are international successful projects. Perfect World II, Herr der Ringe Online, ZT Online, Feng Yun, Jade Dynasty, Cross Fire, Loong, Battle of Immortals, Empire Craft, Neverland, Rappeltz and Silkroad Online, just to name a few.
In the course of the strategy of a long-term development of new markets the Mail.ru Games GmbH was founded in July 2008 in Hamburg. Starting out under the name Astrum Online Entertainment GmbH, Mail.ru Games GmbH is concentrating its efforts to offer localized versions of popular and internally developed top titles to the European customers. Meanwhile this branch has advanced to the status of European central office and is working internationally, publishing and marketing Mail.Ru-licensed product as well as own developments in the EMEA-region. In doing so Mail.ru Games GmbH has the sole responsibility for all processes of the projects including marketing, distribution, multilingual support and server-hosting.
Currently Mail.ru Games GmbH is running "Drachenkrieg" ("Legend: Legacy of the Dragons"), "Meistermacher" ("Football Territory"), "Juggernaut" as well as "TimeZero" and "Berserk Online", five own developments of Mail.Ru in seven different languages. In the course of 2010 the portfolio of Mail.ru Games GmbH is planned to be extended up to eight projects, including self-developed games as well as licensed products.
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