FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sep 5th, 2007
Sydney, AUSTRALIA– September 5, 2007 - With much speculation over the last week since its official announcement, Micro Forté, a leading Australian developer of MMOs, today announced that its Canberra studio is the developer contracted by the London based Kwari company for the development of online-FPS Kwari.
Steve Wang– Head of Studios for Micro Forté commented,“We’re really excited by the recent announcement of Kwari and even more so to announce our involvement in bringing this unique game title to the table.”
The Kwari game, which has been developed out of Micro Forté’s Canberra studio since mid 2006, is being built on BigWorld’s award-winning Technology Suite, and is due for release later this year. It goes to show that one can develop an action MMO in under 18 months using the BigWorld platform.
“Working on Kwari has reinvigorated the act of making games for me, without sounding crass it really does represent a paradigm shift that is going to happen sooner or later in gaming whether we like it or not.” said James Sutherland, Producer for Micro Forté.“From a development perspective the existence of money as the core mechanic means you have to throw away much of the conventional thinking and start from scratch; when a health bar suddenly represents real cash the player expectations change radically and you have to adjust everything accordingly. The amount of thinking that has gone into each and every subsystem of the game is far above and beyond anything I have worked on previously during my time in the industry”
About Micro Forté Pty Ltd
Established in 1985, Micro Forté is one of the most respected and experienced games companies in Australia, having previously worked with US Gold, Panasonic/Ripcord, Electronic Arts, Interplay, THQ, Universal Interactive, Microsoft and now the Kwari company.
Micro Forté specialises in MMO game development across its two studios in Sydney and Canberra for customers of BigWorld Technology,
Established in 2006, Kwari is a publisher and developer of skill-based online interactive entertainment, based around players making money off each other in real-time. Kwari software is available free to download and play online. Kwari is an international business, comprising functional experts and industry veterans. 'Kwari' and 'Cash for Kills' are trademarks and/or registered of Kwari Limited in the UK and other territories. The game and software are patent pending. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved. More information about Kwari is available online at http://www.kwari.com
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