AUSTIN, TEXAS - (April 28, 2010) -- True Games Interactive, an international multi-player online game developer and publisher, along with award-winning developer, Petroglyph, today announced that the open beta test for the highly-anticipated online, multiplayer Action/RPG with strategic game play, Mytheon, is now live. To kick off the open beta test, True Games will host a special three day event where players can win fabulous prizes including an Alienware M17x laptop, iPods, iTunes cards and more! Event details can be found here:
Beginning today and continuing through Friday, players can participate in PVP and instance-based events. Anyone who logs into the game during that time is automatically entered into the contest. The event will encourage players to start at Echidna's Swamp, where developers and community leaders will guide them through the game to more difficult locations. The first-place winner via random drawing will receive an Alienware M17x laptop complete with Mytheon themed skins, wallpapers and icons. Seven lucky second-place winners will take home an 8GB iPod Touch, and 100 fans will receive $10.00 iTunes gift cards.
"After a very fun and successful closed beta test, all players will now be able to delve in the world of Mytheon's classic mythology setting and larger than life characters," said Peter Cesario, director of new business and product development at True Games Interactive. "With the open beta test, we welcome all new players to discover the distant yet familiar world of Mytheon and experience fast-action, strategic game play at its finest."
In the open beta test, players will be able to enjoy the most recent content and most polished version of the game without restrictions. In addition, the cash shop items will be available for the first time during open beta for players to sample and enjoy. At various times during the open beta, players will receive "Mytheon Coins" that they can spend as they wish in the cash shop, on items such as armor and weapons, power stones, potions, and much more.
"We've been eager to throw open the virtual doors of this exciting new world and let all players see the unique and addictive gameplay we've been creating," said Randy King, senior producer of Mytheon for Petroglyph. "We are excited to play with the community in the open beta event over the next few days, and to hear their thoughts and feedback on the game as we move closer to our official launch."
Mytheon is an online, multiplayer Action/RPG with strategic game play where players experience classic mythology come to life and challenge legendary gods to define their own fate. Players, or "Stonecasters,"
are powerful humans imbued with the ability to cast spells, summon minions, and erect structures that aid them in battle. An assortment of classes are available that approach combat differently and offer a range of unique, cinematic abilities.
For additional details on Mytheon and to participate in the open beta test visit: http://www.MytheonGame.com .
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About True Games Interactive
Based in Austin, Texas, True Games Interactive is an international multi-player online game developer and publisher. It was founded by a core team of MMO industry veterans with extensive experience in publishing and operating online games. True Games brings new and innovative development ideas online, delivers them with a state-of-the-art game platform, and leverages micro-transaction revenue models. True Games released its first game, Warrior Epic,
( www.warriorepic.com) in 2009 and this Spring will launch Mytheon, its premier online, multiplayer Action RPG with strategic game play elements set in an online mythology-based universe.
They are working with world-class publishers to license existing online titles and world-class developers, including Petroglyph ( www.MytheonGame.com), to create games exclusively for online play.
The company has multiple titles in development at its wholly-owned development studios based in Austin, Texas and Beijing, China.
UTV Software Communications Ltd (UTV), India's first integrated global media and entertainment company, holds a strategic stake in True Games Interactive.
Founded in 2003, Petroglyph is an award-winning, independent game development studio located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is comprised of industry veterans with a studio-wide average of over ten years in game development. The Petroglyph team specializes in the Action RPG and Real-Time Strategy (RTS) genres, leveraging the experience gained from developing original hit franchises for PC and consoles. Petroglyph uses their proprietary GLYPHX Online game engine, tools and technology to power their next-generation titles. For more information about Petroglyph, please visit www.petroglyphgames.com.
About UTV Software Communications
UTV Software Communications Limited is India's leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India & its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India's premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India's only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.