AUSTIN, TEXAS - (MARCH 25, 2010) -- True Games Interactive, an international multi-player online game developer and publisher, along with award-winning developer, Petroglyph, today announced that its highly-anticipated online, multiplayer action/RPG with strategic game play, Mytheon, which is now in closed beta at www.MytheonGame.com, will go dark for one hour this Saturday in honor of the global initiative to fight climate change. At 8:30 PM PST, the game’s closed beta will go dark for one hour in support of the WWF’s“Earth Hour 2010” https://www.myearthhour.org/home. The game will be back online at 9:30PM PST.
“As a company based in Austin, a city that has active policy that protects the environment, we feel a duty to proactively participate in saving the planet," said Jeff Lujan, CEO of True Games Interactive. "All of our titles, including Mytheon, are based on a strong belief in digital distribution of games—which means we do not have excess waste like retail packaging, transportation, etc., but we are willing to go one step further on Saturday and we call on others to do the same. Working together we can make a difference.”
WWF’s Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when over 2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned off their lights for one hour to take their stand against climate change. By March 2009, hundreds of millions of people in over 4,000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off for Earth Hour. Earth Hour 2010 will continue to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way to a low-carbon future.
“It may seem like one hour can’t make a difference, but with millions of people all over the world participating it really can,” said Randy King, Senior Producer of Mytheon.“Together with True Games, we want Mytheon and the Mytheon community to be part of something that calls attention to how we can make a better future for all of us.”
Mytheon is an online, multiplayer action/RPG with strategic game play where players experience classic mythology come to life and challenge legendary gods to define their own fate. Players, or "Stonecasters," are powerful humans imbued with the ability to cast spells, summon minions, and erect structures that aid them in battle. An assortment of classes are available that approach combat differently and offer a range of unique, cinematic abilities.
For additional details on Mytheon and to sign up for the closed beta test please visit: http://www.mytheongame.com . To follow all the latest news, please visit http://www.facebook.com/mytheon , http://twitter.com/mytheongame and http://www.youtube.com/group/mytheon .
About True Games Interactive
Based in Austin, Texas, True Games Interactive is an international multi-player online game developer and publisher. It was founded by a core team of MMO industry veterans with extensive experience in publishing and operating online games. True Games brings new and innovative development ideas online, delivers them with a state-of-the-art game platform, and leverages micro-transaction revenue models. True Games released its first game, Warrior Epic, ( www.warriorepic.com) in 2009 and this Spring will launch Mytheon, its premier online, multiplayer action/RPG with strategic game play elements
set in an online mythology-based universe.
They are working with world-class publishers to license existing online titles and world-class developers, including Petroglyph ( www.MytheonGame.com), to create games exclusively for online play. The company has multiple titles in development at its wholly-owned development studios based in Austin, Texas and Beijing, China.
UTV Software Communications Ltd (UTV), India's first integrated global media and entertainment company, holds a strategic stake in True Games Interactive.
Founded in 2003, Petroglyph is an award-winning, independent game development studio located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is comprised of industry veterans with a studio-wide average of over ten years in game development. The Petroglyph team specializes in the Action RPG and Real-Time Strategy (RTS) genres, leveraging the experience gained from developing original hit franchises for PC and consoles. Petroglyph uses their proprietary GLYPHX Online game engine, tools and technology to power their next-generation titles. For more information about Petroglyph, please visit www.petroglyphgames.com.
About UTV Software Communications
UTV Software Communications Limited is India’s leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India&its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India's premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India's only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.
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