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Planet Calypso

New location dedicated to new players.

Göteborg, Sweden - July 7, 2010 /GameBlast/ - First Planet Company, developer and publisher of the largest real cash economy MMORPG, announced today a revolution in the way new players can access Planet Calypso. Calypso Gateway gives beginning colonists a dedicated location to start out, get missions and learn about the game all in a safe environment.

Planet Calypso is known for its real-cash economy, grand scope, lush visuals and a very steep learning curve. Enter Calypso Gateway, the new content release from First Planet Company, which features an innovative starting point for newcomers. For many years those arriving on Calypso have started their new life on the busy streets of Port Atlantis, left with nothing but their bare hands and an orange jumpsuit. They have had a world of possibility to explore but at the same time the experience can prove daunting and overpowering. This new addition to Calypso changes all of that.

The Calypso Gateway is a secluded area consisting of an arrival terminal located on an island. It is the first point-of-contact with the game, after the avatar creation process. Calypso Gateway features several introduction missions to orient new players and make sure they have vital equipment. Newcomers will be able to engage in hunting, mining and crafting, using the equipment given. The tutorial-like mission structure allows players to learn about Calypso, the Real Cash Economy model and the way the basic features work. The Gateway is a place where newcomers can interact and learn, without many of the distractions found elsewhere on Calypso, as the area is off-limits for all other colonists. Once players take the one-way teleporter to go to mainland Calypso they can never go back.

First Planet Company is the developer and publisher of Planet Calypso, the largest real economy Massively Multiplayer Online Game in the world. Players have the ability to participate in a unique virtual world where they have no monthly costs. Its innovative real money economy uses a virtual currency which has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. This allows players to deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on Calypso or in the real world. It is also the first MMORPG to use CryTek's stunning CryENGINE 2 for amazing graphics and physics. Planet Calypso is the oldest planet in the Entropia Universe and is free to download.

Planet Calypso is a free download available at the game's website, www.planetcalypso.com.

About First Planet Company

First Planet Company AB is a subsidiary of the MindArk Group. First Planet Company AB develops and markets Planet Calypso, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) based on the Entropia Platform, and is part of the Entropia Universe. Set in a distant future, the planet Calypso is home to an expanding human colony struggling with the natural and economic elements involved in establishing their new civilization.

For more information on First Planet Company (FPC) and Planet Calypso please contact us at the numbers below or go to our website at http://www.planetcalypso.com

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