FAIRFAX, VA - October 20, 2005 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced that it ranked Number 90 on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. 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 worldwide success of "Dark Age of Camelot" and a company-wide commitment to customer service with the 2,690 percent revenue growth over the past five years. He said, "At Mythic Entertainment, we constantly strive to improve our customers' experience with 'Dark Age of Camelot,' and it results in dedicated fans. As an organization, we truly care about the product and the players, and we remain dedicated to the growth and prosperity of our flagship title."
"Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today's highly competitive technology industry," said Tony Kern, deputy national managing principal of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry practice. "We congratulate Mythic Entertainment on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America."
Mythic Entertainment previously ranked 106 on the 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 500.
In addition to ranking on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Mythic Entertainment ranked six on the Virginia Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms Virginia.
Overall, companies that ranked on the 2005 Technology Fast 500 had growth rates ranging from 240 to 73,752 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 2,408 percent.
Fast 500 Selection and Qualifications
The Fast 500 list is compiled from Deloitte's 15 regional North American Fast 50 lists, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 2000 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD for the United States and Canada, respectively, and 2004 operating revenues of at least $1 million USD or CD. Entrants must be headquartered in North America and must 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.
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. RealmTM 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 RisingTM," 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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