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Ping0 And Flagship Studios Announce Friends And Family Closed Alpha For Mythos

Closed Alpha Test to begin the countdown to the launch of Flagship Seattle's casual online RPG


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (February 7th, 2007) Ping0, LLC, a joint-venture between Flagship Studios and HanbitSoft, Inc., today announced plans to begin a "Friends and Family" closed alpha test for the upcoming online role-playing game Mythos.

The Mythos friends and family alpha test will commence on February 7th with a group of about one hundred fifty individuals, composed of employees from Flagship Studios and HanbitSoft along with a select group of outside contacts. The opening of public testing will coincide with the launch of the official Mythos website at where gamers can get access to a wide variety of assets and information, and where alpha testers can report bugs and suggest ideas towards its continued development.

"The beginning of the friends and family closed alpha is a milestone in the development of Mythos", said Phil Shenk, Creative Director of Mythos and founding member of Flagship Studios. "We can't wait for the feedback from our close friends, and soon, from the larger community of dedicated Flagship fans. We are excited to be rolling out this key part of the Flagship Studios experience."

Mythos is an online role-playing game developed by Flagship Seattle, a subsidiary of Flagship Studios. Mythos will additionally be used to test the online technology and services behind the multiplayer component of the highly-anticipated action role-playing game Hellgate: London. Mythos will be digitally distributed in North America and Europe in 2007 by Ping0. HanbitSoft, Flagship Studios' partner in Ping0, will be responsible for distributing Mythos in Asia.

About Flagship Studios

Flagship Studios is a creator of innovative entertainment software, designing games that focus on ease of play, replayability, and fun. The studio was formed in 2003 by former executives and developers from Blizzard North® and represents the creators of the worldwide, best-selling Diablo® franchise. With members that are renowned within the gaming industry, Flagship Studios embodies a team that has worked together for over a decade and have numerous #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards to their credit. For more information about Flagship Studios log onto or contact Tricia Gray at, (415)-489-1419.

About Ping0, LLC

Ping0 is a company dedicated to connecting online gamers worldwide. By combining proprietary software solutions with innovative hardware and service partnerships, Ping0 provides a unique and powerful online infrastructure for the purpose of digitally publishing, hosting and servicing massively multiplayer online games. Founded in 2006 by Flagship Studios and HanbitSoft, Inc., Ping0 offers a unique combination of talents and experience in the realms of online video game services and publishing.

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