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Caravel Games Gives Away Their Job to Fans

For Immediate Release

May 5th 2006- Caravel Games, creator of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DROD series (, is ambiguously happy and confused. By offering their game with a powerful in-game editor and online features for developing and publishing levels, the Caravel team has found themselves no longer the primary source of new content in their own game, although they are still as active in development as ever.

"It's strange," said Erik Hermansen, founder of Caravel Games. "For our expansion packs, we mainly just improve the polish on what other people have done. We take the player-submitted content very seriously, and add voice acting and stories to what they do. But players are doing the hard work of designing new levels."

Earlier in the year, the count of user-created levels for the DROD series passed 8,000. This user-created content is available as a perk of being a subscriber to the Smitemaster's Selection. Four times a year the newest and best user-created content is packed up into a CD, complete with crazy bonus content, and shipped right to your door. Bonus content includes audio drama, music from the game, and plenty of dungeon-exterminating fun.

The DROD series is famed as the Players Choice of best game of 2005 from Game Tunnel, as well as being one of the Top Shareware Games of 2005 according to Adrenaline Vault. More information on this highly moddable, open source game can be found at the Caravel Games website, All Caravel Games come with a free demo to discover what has turned a small puzzle game into an 8,000-level-long adventure.


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