FAIRFAX, VA - October 13, 2005 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game Dark Age of Camelot, today announced that it ranked Number Six on Deloitte's prestigious 2005 Technology Fast 50 for Virginia, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services organizations. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years from 2000-2004. This is the 4th consecutive year in which Mythic has been named to the Technology Fast 50.
Mythic Entertainment's CEO, Mark Jacobs, credits the continued world wide success of Dark Age of Camelot and company's focus on developing new content to continually expand its virtual world with the 2,690 percent revenue growth from 2000-2004. He said, "At Mythic Entertainment, we remain dedicated to the growth and prosperity of our flagship title. We take pride in being a world wide leader in online gaming and strive to provide our fantastic fan base with new and challenging experiences within Dark Age of Camelot."
Mythic Entertainment previously ranked sixth on Deloitte's 2004 Technology Fast 50 for the area. The average increase in revenues among companies who made the 2005 Technology Fast 50 for Virginia was 1,527.95 percent.
The Virginia Technology Fast 50 program is hosted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, along with Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr and media sponsors, PR Newswire and WTOP Radio Network.
To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2000 and $1,000,000 in 2004, be headquartered in North America, and be a "technology company," defined as a company that owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.
Winners of the 15 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America's top 500 fastest growing technology companies. For more information on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 or Technology Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.
About Dark Age of Camelot ®
Celebrating its four year anniversary, Dark Age of Camelot is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game ("MMORPG") featuring Realm vs. Realm TM combat, Mythic's unique take on Player vs. Player action, multiple class and race combinations, a robust trade skill system, and the most comprehensive player Guild system in any MMORPG. The world of Dark Age of Camelot features three Realms at war - Midgard, Hibernia and Albion. Based on the mythologies of Viking-era Scandinavia, ancient Ireland, and Arthurian Britain, respectively, the once-peaceful Realms began to battle after the death of King Arthur. Players quest, fight monsters, form guilds and eventually gain enough power to defend their Realm from enemies. Since its release in October 2001, Dark Age of Camelot has received critical acclaim, including Online Game of the Year by Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World, and PC Game of the Year by USA Today and MSNBC. Dark Age of Camelot continues to grow and expand worldwide and has proven to be an enduring success. The sixth expansion pack for the game, Darkness Rising TM, was released on October 11th and is available via a new integrated digital distribution system and as part of the new Dark Age of Camelot: Epic Edition.
For more information about Dark Age of Camelot, visit www.darkageofcamelot.com.
About Mythic Entertainment ®
Mythic Entertainment is celebrating its tenth year anniversary as one of the most successful developers and publishers of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games in the world. Credited with 15 online games, including the award winning Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic's success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 170 people. Dark Age of Camelot is played in almost every country in the world, and is available in seven languages. The game was released in Japanese in January 2005 and in March became the first international MMORPG available in Spanish. Mythic is currently developing the Warhammer MMORPG which will be available in 2007.
For more information, visit www.mythicentertainment.com.
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