ELANTHIA (a seriously non-fictitious place) - May 5, 2010
Fantasy University, the country’s finest Adventuring College, announces the opening of its new term slated for July. The University, notorious for its financial troubles, was deemed “too big to fail” by the Elanthian Education Department and was subsequently bailed out with a generous, albeit undisclosed, endowment.
“We’re delighted, simply delighted!” said Thaddeus Lackpants VIII, a professor at the school, at the press conference held earlier today. “The entire faculty and I are committed to our students receiving the finest Adventuring Education that delicious government funding can provide!” he added, a pile of Fubars tumbling out of his beard onto the floor.
The University justifies its new financial stability by touting its record of producing Class-A Adventurers. Many of its alumni have gone on to long, spectacular deaths, such as Dodgebrawler extraordinaire Randy McDandy, who put up a valiant effort against the fabled Badgerdragon before being summarily consumed and digested.
Opponents of the school, however, call the bailout “an affront to common decency,” and refer to F.U. by its initials with a bit more fervor than is socially acceptable.
Anyone interested in a hall pass for an early visit to Fantasy University (via the school’s “Closed Beta-Eta-Pi” summer session) should contact the PR flak listed below.
For more information, please visit the University’s Facebook and Twitter pages, download the information pack or peruse Professor Lackpants’ scintillating lectures and updates.
About Fantasy University
Fantasy University is a unique social adventure game on Facebook that puts a new spin on the old-school MMOG with grown-up humor and a plethora of pop-culture references. Created by gaming industry veterans Simutronics (whose founders created Gemstone IV, the longest-running commercial MUD in the world as well as Cyberstrike and Dragonrealms), Fantasy University combines exploration, combat, puzzles, and—above all—snarky intelligent humor with a uniquely appealing graphic style.
Simutronics Corp is a leader in the business of massively multiplayer games. Incorporated in Virginia, Simutronics has offices in the St. Louis, Missouri and Washington, DC areas with more than 300 employees and contractors around the world. The company is privately held. Founded in 1987, the company has seen more than a million paying players around the world.
Wendy Beasley, TriplePoint