EMBARGOED UNTIL 9 a.m. EST Oct. 13, 2008

MESA, Ariz.– Oct. 13, 2008– Stargate Worlds, the massively multiplayer online role playing game based on the popular Stargate series from MGM, will hit another major milestone on Oct. 15 with the launch of closed beta. Signups are ongoing at

“This is a huge step for us,” said Joe Ybarra, FireSky senior vice president strategic operations.“We’ve spent the better part of the last two years building our publishing unit and making sure that our Beta and our 2009 launch exceed everyone’s expectations.”

Stargate Worlds will be the first game published by FireSky.

The Stargate Worlds Closed Beta will feature a staggered entry as testers are allowed into the game in waves. New areas and archetypes will be added over the course of the play test until all features are thoroughly tested and bugs are found and fixed.

“This is the home stretch and there’s no time to let up,” said Stargate Worlds Studio Head Dan Elggren. We need these beta testers to put a new set of eyes on the game and help us make Stargate Worlds the success that we all believe it can be.”

In Stargate Worlds, gamers:

Feel the heat - Master the battlefield using modern tactics and firepower

Travel instantly - Dial up the Stargate to explore dozens of worlds from ancient civilizations to high tech planets

Team up - Battle devious and powerful enemies with your friends

Find the new you - Pick from seven archetypes with unique skills and styles

Don’t fight it– Simulate translation, repair and sabotage with Minigames as your buddies battle it out

Advance with the story– New story, missions, weapons and loot delivered regularly

Stargate Worlds is scheduled for an early 2009 launch. The game is based on Stargate SG-1, the longest running science fiction series in U.S. history, and Stargate Atlantis from MGM. For more information, visit

About FireSky

FireSky™ is dedicated to the fusion of social experiences with entertainment software and games. FireSky’s first product is the Social Networks at Play game (SNAP), Stargate Worlds, based on the popular science fiction television series Stargate SG-1® and Stargate Atlantis™ which are officially licensed by MGM Interactive. For more information, visit the company's website and the Stargate Worlds community site at


Kevin Balentine



Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at