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Massively Multiplayer Strategy - Saga Enters Open Beta Testing

Acclaimed independent developer Wahoo Studios and Silverlode Interactive are thrilled to announce that Saga, the companies' free-to-play massively multiplayer real-time strategy game, has entered open beta testing. Players can head to PlaySaga.com or a variety of games-oriented outlets to download the game and start playing right away, joining thousands of players already in on the action.

Saga is a persistent-world real-time strategy game set in a fantasy universe inhabited by Elves, Dwarves, Ogres, Giants, Demons, Dark Elves and mechanical beings. Players collect troops, build armies, conquer new lands and build up kingdoms that exist even when the player is not online, complete with resource collection, city building and peasant management. Saga includes massive armies that gain experience through subsequent battles, multiplayer questing, an auction house for trading troops and spells, guild wars and espionage.

Saga has no subscription fees. Players pay as little or as much as they decide, by purchasing 'booster packs' of random troops and spells, which are traded and customized to create the strategic army of choice for each player.

New screenshots, as well as a fact sheet and game logos are available at http://www.evolvepr.com/projects/Saga.

You can point readers to http://playsaga.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2208 for download locations, but please do link to the PlaySaga.com site in your news articles.

Key features

Choose one of five distinct factions (Light, Machines, Magic, Nature, and War), each with its own races, powers and buildings, to control in a persistent world that exists even when you're not online.

Build your army from over 100 unique troop types, plus thousands of possible armor and weapon upgrades.

Trade troops, spells and resources with other players using the in-game market, or buy booster packs in hopes of finding rare and powerful units.

Choose from over 100 buildings to enhance and expand your kingdom.

Use spells and special abilities to turn the tide of battles and impact game play.

Quest and campaign across the land to earn experience and win treasure to enhance your kingdom.

Form guilds of online allies; then join forces in war against other guilds for fortune and glory.

Head to http://www.playsaga.com for more information about the game and to start building your army!

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