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CITIES XL

200 closed beta keys to be won at Alltern8.

Alltern8 ( www.alltern8.com), the world’s first online publication, community and resource site built by and (and for) the consumer, announced that for one week only beginning today, June 17th, gamers have the opportunity to win one of 200 Closed Beta Keys for CITIES XL™, the next generation modern realistic city builder game, generously donated by Monte Cristo.

Developed by the team that created the popular City Life series, CITIES XL allows gamers to develop cities on realistic 3D maps using an incredible collection of unique structures. Would-be Mayors are challenged to create the right combinations of social services, leisure activities, special events and job opportunities within their cities in order to feed, employ and entertain their citizens. Realism will be pushed to the limit with cities that are bigger, more realistic and more sophisticated than ever before. By combining a fantastic single-player game with the social and multiplayer aspects of an MMO, CITIES XL™ will shape the future of the genre by offering more variety, bigger cities and multiple gameplay layers.

Some Key features of CITIES XL include:

• Hundreds of buildings and monuments based on American and European-influenced architectural styles

• Extra large and incredibly detailed 3D maps feature a variety of terrains: mountains, hills, canyons, beaches and islands, all set in different climates from tropical to desert, Mediterranean to temperate.

• Sophisticated transport system: players can define the number and uses of traffic lanes; while using bridges and tunnels to expand the size of their cities

• GEMs (Gameplay Extension Modules) allow players to switch their mayor position for CEO seats, from car dealerships to ski resorts, players will find a wide variety of businesses available to them.

With this Beta test, players will be able to enjoy CitiesXL with the Planet Offer. You may build one city (the number may increase in the near future) on one of the four available planets and interact with thousands of other players. The Cities XL Beta website as well as the forums are located at ( http://beta.citiesxl.com/) which include the latest news, patches, game activity, support, FAQ, etc. The Cities XL Beta profile page at beta.citiesxl.com/[your nickname] will enable players to manage their cities (Blueprints, trade) or create their friends network.

For one week only, the Cities XL Closed Beta Tester Key competition is now running on the dedicated MMO area of the Alltern8.com site. Get your Cities XL Beta Tester Key now and begin to build your world in Cities XL. To enter, register with Alltern8.com www.alltern8.com and head straight to the competition at: http://www.alltern8.com/competitions/Cities_XL/ for your chance to be one of the lucky 200 winners.

ABOUT ALLTERN8

UK based Alltern8 ( www.alltern8.com) is a combination online publication, community and resource site that focuses on 8 core areas all inter-linked to the Arts, Design, Game Development and RPG. Alltern8.com offers the creative talent of the people involved in these and other arts based hobbies a platform to demonstrate and share their skills and talent and already Alltern8.com is fast becoming known for its supporting role with regards to these up and coming bright stars of various area interests. Alltern8.com has already created one of the clearest communication solutions for one of the largest niche hobby areas in the world, offering the first truly useful networking & talent nurturing tool in an industry created by communities of likeminded people.

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