FAIRFAX, VA - September 8, 2005 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the critically acclaimed massively-multiplayer online role-playing game Dark Age of Camelot®, today announced that Dave Arneson, co-designer of the original DUNGEONS & DRAGONS role-playing game, will give the opening keynote address at the upcoming Dark Age of Camelot Roundtable Fan Gathering. As the "Father of Role-Playing," Mr. Arneson will offer a unique perspective on the history and future of role-playing games and their impact on the computer game industry. The annual West Coast Roundtable Fan Gathering will be held on September 23rd and 24th at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. For more information, please visit www.darkageofcamelot.com/roundtable.
"Dave Arneson is truly an originator in the area of role-playing games, and his work laid the foundation for RPG's - including Dark Age of Camelot - as we know them today," said Eugene Evans, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Mythic Entertainment. "We're thrilled to give the Roundtable Fan Gathering attendees a chance to meet Dave and hear his perspective on the history of role-playing games, and insight into what the future holds."
This is the fourth Dark Age of Camelot Roundtable gathering since the release of the game in October 2001. Players from around the world are invited to meet fellow players and the game's developers, as well as hear about the exciting advancements in store for Dark Age of Camelot in the coming months. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Dark Age of Camelot-themed activities to compete for prizes from event sponsors, including NVIDIA, Intel, NEC, Prima Games, Microsoft Games Studio, Thread Impressions, Crucial Technology, Bawls and Wiley Publishing.
This year's paid attendees receive a free copy of the upcoming expansion pack, Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising TM, and an exclusive in-game item. Registration will close at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, September 9, 2005. To purchase tickets, please go to www.darkageofcamelot.com/roundtable.
About Dark Age of Camelot ®
Dark Age of Camelot is a next generation massively-multiplayer online role-playing game ("MMORPG"), and features Realm vs. RealmTM combat, Mythic's unique take on Player vs. Player action, multiple class and race combinations, a robust trade skill system, and the most comprehensive player Guild system in any MMORPG. The world of Dark Age of Camelot features three Realms at war - Midgard, Hibernia and Albion. Based on the mythologies of Viking-era Scandinavia, ancient Ireland, and Arthurian Britain, respectively, the once-peaceful Realms began to battle after the death of King Arthur. Players quest, fight monsters, form guilds and eventually gain enough power to defend their Realm from enemies. Since its release in October 2001, Dark Age of Camelot has received critical acclaim, including Online Game of the Year by Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World, and PC Game of the Year by USA Today and MSNBC. Dark Age of Camelot continues to grow and expand worldwide and has proven to be an enduring success.
For more information about Dark Age of Camelot, visit www.darkageofcamelot.com.
About Mythic Entertainment®
Mythic Entertainment is one of the most successful developers and publishers of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games in the world. Credited with 15 online games, including the award winning Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic's success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 160 people. Dark Age of Camelot is played in almost every country in the world, and is available in seven languages. The game was released in Japanese in January 2005 and in March became the first international MMORPG available in Spanish. Mythic is currently developing the Warhammer MMORPG which will be available in 2007.