"The Web's first high-definition cross-gaming universe", launching with a ten-day-long celebration.
Menlo Park, November 6th, 2008 – Starting today, casual gamers can test their skills against competitors from around the world at Moondo ( www.moondo.com), the Web’s first high-definition cross-gaming universe for the PC. To celebrate the launch of the colorful moon-themed universe, casual gamers are being treated to a Moondo Eclipse, a ten day celebration event complete with tournaments, the introduction of cool avatar items and power-ups and more.
The cross-gaming dynamic in Moondo allows casual gamers to bring their character and power items with them between a variety of gorgeous multiplayer action games in the universe. The more time gamers spend playing Moondo games, the more cross-game items they can earn, which improve their character’s stats (i.e. speed and power) across all games in the world.
The free browser-based games work on a proprietary technology that allows gamers fast access to the action by streaming graphics and audio data to their PCs instead of requiring large downloads. The crisp HD images and ability to scale to up to accommodate any size screen ensures one of the most immersive online game experiences available.
“Many mainstream gamers do not have the time to invest in MMO games or the budget for a high-end console,” said Sam Glassenberg, head of the game studio that created Moondo. “The beauty of Moondo is that anyone can jump into one of its free online games and experience 3D visually intense, action-packed game sessions unlike any other casual game on the web. We welcome any gamer who feels they have skills to check out this exciting new universe of games.”
The Moondo Eclipse tournament will reward prizes to gamers who earn the most crystals in cross gaming competition. Besides the tournament, highly-customizable Moondo outfits and power-ups will also be available to players. Gamers can show off these new items in the Moondo Eclipse fashion show that will run throughout the eclipse.
Moondo currently offers shooting, racing, and sports games. Moondo games bring the core ‘fun’ and thrills of multiplayer action games to more casual audiences – with a bright and vivid look, simple controls, and short game sessions. Screenshots of Blaze, Moondo’s upcoming action game where players battle each other in fast-moving vehicle combat, will be available to players as a sneak peek during the eclipse.
Founded in 2006, Funtactix is a small, pioneering game studio dedicated to delivering rich, social game experiences to a wider audience of gamers. Its flagship cross-gaming universe, Moondo ( www.moondo.com), allows players to share characters, friends and power-items across its growing assortment of short-session, free-to-play, multiplayer games. To learn more, visit www.funtactix.com.