FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DUBLIN - June 16, 2009 – Allods Online is the upcoming free-to-play AAA MMORPG developed by Nival Online, the makers of Heroes of Might & Magic V, and published by Gala Networks Europe on the gPotato.eu Portal in Autumn 2009. The gPotato Team is proud to unveil information about the Astral Space today, a defining feature and important part of the gameplay in Allods Online, taking its inspiration from the best elements of space opera.
The Astral Space is a mystical substance holding the allods together, islands formed from the shattered remains of the planet Sarnaut. The Astral is an evolving and changing place, just like a living being, and can be seen moving from the surface of each allod. Thanks to the discovery of Astral Ship technology, people can now travel through it, conducting commerce, conquest, discovery and combat throughout the Astral, while trying to avoid the lurking dangers that it contains, mainly in the form of Astral Demons and Storms.
Astral Travel is facilitated by Astral Ships that can be controlled and crewed by dozens of players, helped by goblins technicians dedicated to the maintenance of mechanical functions. Players on an Astral ship have dedicated roles, such as the Navigator finding its way through the Astral, the Engineer in charge of the repairs and the shields, or the Shooters controlling the ships arsenal of cannons. Each of them need to be at the ready the whole time to face enemies like Astral Demons as well as other player controlled ships trying to board them up close or destroy them from a distance.
Astral travel, exploration and combat is a hugely important part of Allods Online’s gameplay, making this game truly unique by combining the best elements of space opera, a high-fantasy universe and high production values. Further information on the PvP elements and Astral Battles will be released over the next few weeks and months. Until then, stay tuned to the official Allods Online website at http://allods.gpotato.eu , and keep an eye on the www.gPotato.eu portal to read about the history of Allods Online.
About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & gPotato.eu
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gpotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPG’s including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica and Allods Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over a million users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available in Autumn 2009.
About Nival Online
Founded in 2006, Nival Online is the leading developer and operator of free to play, client-based online games in Russia and other Russian-speaking territories. Also the exclusive Russian publisher of Perfect World, Granado Espada, and Pirate King Online (branded in Russia as Piratia™), Nival Online is developing rich online worlds full of epic adventures, challenges and fun for an international audience. Committed to developing free-to-play, client-based MMO games, the company’s first announced title is Allods Online, the MMORPG continuation of the acclaimed Allods series (known internationally as Rage of Mages). The core team of Nival Online was previously responsible for Heroes of Might and Magic V published by Ubisoft. Nival Online is headquartered in Moscow, with development studios in Moscow and Voronezh, Russia. Additional information available at www.nivalonline.com
About Astrum Online Entertainment
Astrum Online Entertainment™ is the online entertainment leader in Russia and the CIS, with more than 60 percent market share. These consists of Nival Online, Nikita.Online, IT Territory, TimeZero and DJ Games (Ukraine). These companies have successfully launched more than 30 online games including national hits like Legend: Legacy of Dragons, Perfect World, Lord of the Rings Online, Time Zero, Territory and Piratia. The total audience for Astrum Online Entertainment's titles exceeds 17 million users. Additional information is available at www.astrumonline.ru
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