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Sphere II in development

MOSCOW, Russia, May 2, 2006 - NIKITA and 1C Company announced today the development of a new massively multiplayer online role-play project - Sphere II. The sequel to the first Russia's first MMORPG based on state-of-the-art technology will open up new aspects of the magical universe.

Sphere II is a new massively multiplayer online role-play game based on the opposition of two races - vampires and humans. The vast game universe includes numerous areas where players will encounter both fantasy monsters and technological golems, the heritage of ancient civilizations.

The game features two main races, five special guilds and 14 various schools of magic for the player to choose. Managing the social status, aссording to horoscopes of the magic universe, and using guild bonuses, a player can make significant progress in the game world. Becoming a "race leader," a character will have a chance to influence development of the fantasy universe.

A unique combat system comprising a wide range of skills has been created in Sphere II. Each parameter requires constant development. Otherwise, it will grow weaker, thus stripping the player of an extra advantage in a battle.

In addition to role-play game features, the project also has a strategy element. The player can independently conquer new territories and establish control over resources. A number of magic spells, cold steel and even firearms will help them make their "way uphill," gain power, and even simply hunt for Naath world inhabitants. Or one can simply try and challenge an offender.

The project's 3D graphics are executed at the highest level possible and employ the entire potential of modern graphics adapters. The quality of animation and special effects and the variety of game landscapes in Sphere II can surprise even the most demanding player.

The project was announced and presented at the Russian Games Developers Conference on 7-9 April on the premises of the Cosmos Hotel. Не уверен, что кому-то на Западе это будет интересно.

About NIKITA Company

NIKITA company is the first Russian creator of computer games and a leading provider of mobile services. It was incorporated on October, 14, 1991. Since that time Company's scope of activity has increased: it develops computer games, translates foreign games into Russian, provides mobile services and publishes on-line magazine for young people. Nowadays more than 200 professionals in Company's stuff are engaged in three main fields. They:

  • Create and license games for PCs
  • Develop and provide additional leisure services build around MMS, WAP, GPRS, SMS, J2ME technologies to users of mobile service
  • Publish on-line magazine for young people "SMS-Life".

By now the Company has created more than 100 games of different kinds and genres and adapted more than 50 foreign projects for Russian market.

NIKITA does its best to offer services build around the most up-to-date techniques and methods providing access to most advanced solutions in the world of computer and mobile entertainments.

About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.
More information about the company is available at http://int.games.1c.ru

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