Seattle, WA - May 5, 2010 - Reality Gap, Inc., publisher of online games, just announced a strategic partnership with Free-To-Play (F2P) game experts Sleepy Giant, along with a number of improvements to their original online game, Battleswarm: Field of Honor. The partnership with Sleepy Giant will provide better support for the highly rated first-person shooter vs. real-time strategy (FPS vs. RTS) game, as well as allow Reality Gap to focus more energy on platform technologies and continue to expand the community of online gamers playing Battleswarm. The new game update includes a limited time 2-for-1 virtual currency promotion and the release of new in-game items and gameplay improvements.
The Sleepy Giant team, which consists of long-time Free-To-Play game veterans, has numerous games under its belt, including popular online titles War Rock and Crime Craft. The California-based companyassumes responsibility for infrastructure strategy and planning, game management, data services and non-game technology, such as billing, analytics and web support tools, in order to bring games to market.
"Battleswarm is the type of online game our services are meant to compliment," said Matthew J. Hannus, CEO, Sleepy Giant. "The game offers both fun and unique content, in a platform that is ideal for our efforts. We're really pleased to be a part of the publishing process for such a promising title."
"After watching their successful support of other great titles we chose Sleepy Giant based on their deep experience with F2P games," said J. Mark Hood, COO, Reality Gap, Inc. "Their success has shown through in a wide range of top tier MMORPGs and our alliance should take Battleswarm to the next level."
As part of ongoing efforts to continue growing the user base of Battleswarm: Field of Honor, Reality Gap is also joining forces with the Xfire online gaming community and plans to distribute the Xfire client with all Battleswarm downloads. "With more than 16 million registered users, Xfire will be instrumental in spreading the word about Battleswarm," said Hood.
For more information about Reality Gap and Battleswarm: Field of Honor, please visit www.realitygap.com.
About Reality Gap
Reality Gap, Inc. ( www.realitygap.com) was founded in June 2007, by Michael A. Williams, J. Mark Hood, and Nolan Bushnell. Reality Gap is the publisher of Monato Esprit, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game; Battleswarm: Field of Honor, a genre-busting FPS vs. RTS online game; and the developer of MetaTIX, the universal virtual currency system. The company is based in Seattle, Washington.
About Sleepy Giant
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., Sleepy Giant is an independent online game operations company that provides partners with a unique mix of operational services and deep strategic insight. Sleepy Giant provides an unmatched dedication and understanding of the gaming industry, while seamlessly supporting all aspects of live game support and operations with its proven proprietary platform. Sleepy Giant’s consolidated approach supports data driven decision making, real-time response and adjustments to the changing patterns of player interaction. More information on Sleepy Giant can be found at http://www.sleepygiant.com/.
Xfire, Inc. is one of the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world, helping gamers to easily connect, chat and play with their friends online. Xfire is a free service that allows gamers to easily browse for game servers, chat with friends through IM and voice chat, as well as download the latest updates and additions to their favorite games. With over 16 million members in over 100 countries, Xfire is an international community connecting gamers across the globe. Xfire is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTV Networks and is based in Menlo Park, CA.