FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westlake Village, Calif., December 21, 2006 - The U.S. Army and Pragmatic Solutions today announced the release of Mission Depot for America's Army®, the official server map submission site and repository ( www.aamissiondepot.com) for the America's Army® (AA) game community.
With the launch of America's Army: Special Forces (Coalition) version 2.8 and the Mission Editor "the next mission could be yours!"
Pragmatic Solutions, in cooperation with the Army, developed the Mission Depot companion site to support the release of Mission Editor which made its debut with the release of America's Army: Special Forces (Coalition) Version 2.8 today.
Mission Depot is a unique user driven community site where players post America's Army missions that they developed either by modifying existing levels or creating new levels using any of the existing art, sound, particle effects, and gameplay assets already incorporated in America's Army. Gamers can submit and vote on their favorite maps. Players will be able to comment and collaborate with others on developing the most exciting and entertaining maps for themselves and their community.
The core of Mission Depot is the map review process. Maps uploaded will be reviewed by a panel of experts associated with the America's Army game. The most creative and well constructed maps will be eligible to become Official America's Army Maps that may be deployed on Official Honor Servers.
With Mission Depot, users will be able to:
· Submit maps using the Official America's Army library of Assets.
· Submit a description and Gallery for the community to vote on.
· Comment, collaborate and vote on other map submissions.
· Have their maps approved by the America's Army panel of experts and deployed on Official Honor Servers.
"Pragmatic Solutions is proud of our continued association with the America's Army game, and excited to be bringing the America's Army community this unique opportunity to create maps for AA. This next generation tool of user created content, will help propel the America's Army game to another level", says Robert Brown, VP of Business and Legal Affairs Pragmatic Solutions.
About Pragmatic Solutions, Inc.
Pragmatic Solutions is a partner in the America's Army game project. By employing unique database-driven technology, we create innovative software to enhance online gaming potential. Our fully-scalable architecture manages all server-side aspects of a game, whether it is a single-player scenario or MMOG, a commercial or a serious game title. We provide tools to distribute games, ensure that gamers have access, and then manage and interpret extensive data collected during game play. The result is the ability to truly customize the game experience for players, including dynamic delivery of user-targeted content, in-game ad placement and more. Developers and their partners are better able to target specific audiences, resulting in enhanced game play, more accurate user data and higher profitability. Pragmatic's Leverage Software Suite functions as the engine that maximizes creative potential and business opportunities. With Pragmatic managing the technical end of game play, developers and their partners are free to concentrate on the game itself.
To find out more about Pragmatic Solutions, Inc., visit www.pr-sol.com. To find out more about AAMBS Official Matchmaking site, visit www.aa-mbs.com. To find out more about the America's Army Honor Program, visit www.aa-honor.com, and contact us today to learn more about the capabilities of the Leverage Software Suite, 818.575.9555.
About the America's Army Game:
America's Army, the official U.S. Army game, is an innovative PC action game that provides civilians with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today's modern Army. America's Army provides players a virtual portal into the Army, ranging from exploring the development of Soldiers in individual and collective training to their employment in simulated missions in the Global War on Terrorism.
The first installment of the game, America's Army: Operations, was released on July 4th 2002. The next chapter of the game, America's Army: Special Forces, highlights the critical and specialized role of the Special Forces in the Global War on Terrorism. America's Army: Special Forces builds upon the incredibly popular America's Army: Operations game in terms of player progression, and expands gameplay from the original game to let players gain an inside view in to the world of the Army's elite Special Forces Soldier. More than 7.5 million registered users have played America's Army for more than 160 million hours since its debut. On average, players complete more than 120,000 hours exploring the Army in America's Army each day. The game is available as a free download at www.americasarmy.com or via CD's distributed at recruiting and other Army events. America's Army is rated T for Teen.
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