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Jolt reveals Face of Mankind

London - 16th November 2004 - Jolt Online Gaming, Europe's largest independent online gaming network, is pleased to announce that it is providing hosting and infrastructure for the German-developed MMORPG, Face of Mankind.

A sophisticated role-playing game set in the 24th century; Face of Mankind combines action and social elements to create a unique online experience where the battle of good and evil is depicted in shades of grey.

Jolt will utilise its extensive experience in the hosting and support of online games to help ensure the game's success in Europe and elsewhere. As one of the fastest growing and most competitive markets in the entertainment industry, the quality of service delivered by MMOGs is critical. Bringing a proven track record in the area, Jolt continues to operate at the forefront of this constantly changing market by offering an envied level of experience and network infrastructure.

Aimed at those gamers looking for a more original massively-multiplayer experience, Face of Mankind offers a unique economy model and player created missions, putting a greater emphasis on political interaction. The game is currently in closed beta testing. Further information can be found at

"We're very happy to be working with Jolt, who we believe to be the ideal partner for our first MMOG release", said Marko Dieckmann, Managing Director of Duplex Systems, "We're confident that our game will appeal to a more sophisticated type of gamer and look forward to a highly successful launch."

Thomas Brockhage, General Manager of Ojom GmbH, which will be publishing the game, added: "Jolt has positioned itself as the prime provider of hosting services in the MMORPG space. We are confident that Duplex', Jolt's and Ojom's combined efforts will ensure a smooth release and give this fantastic product the necessary level of operational reliability."

Dominic Silk, CEO of Jolt said: "As avid online gamers we know a great concept when we see one, and we're delighted to take over hosting responsibilities for Face of Mankind - not just to provide the best service possible, but to help raise awareness of another game that isn't just a by-the-numbers MMORPG."

About Jolt Online Gaming

Launched in October 1999, is Europe's largest and most popular privately owned and independent online gaming network - with over 1000 game servers online. Utilising a multi-gigabit network that consistently outperforms its competitors, jolt is the network of choice for serious gamers and games companies alike.

In addition to providing superior internet connectivity, hosting, infrastructure and management jolt was the pioneer and is also the World leader in the supply of rentable servers to clans. As well as its' public gaming servers jolt also provides tailored solutions for game developers, publishers and companies. These range from High Performance Leased Lines through to 24/7, fully managed, game server solutions for clients in both the First Person Shooter and Massively Multiplayer genres.

About Duplex Systems

Founded in January 2001, Duplex Systems has set its initial goal to rediscover online gaming. By avoiding the simple sandbox model known in massive multiplayer games, the company established the foundations for "Face of Mankind" later in 2001. After 3 years of development, including 6 months of closed beta testing, a public release is just around the corner.

About Ojom GmbH

Ojom GmbH is part of VeriSign, Inc.'s Content Services division and closely affiliated with VeriSign's Jamba! AG subsidiary, a world leader in digital content distribtion. Ojom itself is positioned as a leading publisher of original digital content in the mobile and digital distribution space. For further information please contact or check their website at


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