SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov 8, 2010 – Aeria Games, a leading worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment, announced an agreement with Aquiris Game Studio to release the world’s first massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) built on the Unity 3 game engine, marking an important step in the adoption of the Unity Engine by a leader in the gaming space. The upcoming free-to-play title is rooted in the modern warfare genre, is playable across both PC and Mac platforms, with a browser-based version to be released shortly after the game’s official launch.
“Being able to play a robust, fast-paced FPS against a worldwide audience, regardless of platform or location, is a feat by itself,” said Lan Hoang, CEO of Aeria Games. “Presenting this opportunity free of charge is an achievement that redefines what players should come to expect from free-to-play gaming.”
“Using the Unity 3 engine means we’ll be able to allow anyone, anywhere, to jump into the game and compete, through a client or via the browser” said Mauricio Longoni, CTO of Aquiris Game Studio. “Unity provides the kind of cutting-edge 3D game experience one expects from modern titles, yet does so with near-universal compatibility.”
The currently untitled game pits players against each other in fast-paced gunfights with multiple game modes and an extensive arsenal of realistic military weapons. The game leverages ElectroServer 5, a massively scalable game server from Electrotank Inc., to deliver high-speed real-time multiplayer action across all platforms. The game is expected to launch a Closed Beta Test during Q1 of 2011. For more information and future news, visit: http://www.aeriagames.com.
About Aeria Games
Aeria Games, a leading destination for online entertainment, provides an unrivaled MMO gaming experience to a growing community of more than 15 million members. The online gaming portal offers a broad selection of fun, high-quality games, including Fantasy MMORPGs, FPS, Casual MMOs and Facebook games. Aeria Games is committed to its position as the world’s premier publisher and portal, with high-quality, innovative content and outstanding customer service.
Based in Silicon Valley, Calif., Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 2006 and has offices in the United States, Japan, Germany and Brazil. More information about Aeria Games can be found at www.aeriagames.com.
About Aquiris Game Studio
Aquiris Game Studio is a pioneer in game development using the Unity engine to deliver high-quality cross-platform games, and redefined the quality of browser-based games worldwide. Aquiris has developed a broad range of games using the Unity engine since 2007. In early 2010, Aquiris was invited by Unity Tech to develop the Bootcamp demo, which became the official game demo delivered with the release of the Unity 3 engine.
Based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Aquiris Game Studio Ltda, was founded in 2006, with a business office located in Sao Paulo – Brazil. More information about Aquiris Game Studio can be found at www.aquiris.com.br/en.