Additionally, Three Rings announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with online games leader Shockwave.com. Under the agreement, Shockwave.com will bring "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates" to the large audience of players on Shockwave.com, and offer special pricing to subscribers on its premium games service, Shockwave.com GameBlast.
Three Rings' Designer and CEO, Daniel James, otherwise known as Captain Cleaver, said, "Ahoy mateys! We be labourin' on this Pirate game for many years and at last the ship be setting sail! Of course this be just the beginning o' the voyage and we're adding new Puzzles and fun features all the time. All kinds of folks be enjoying a Pirates life, from young urchins to old salts, and they be likin' that ye don't have to play forever to have some fun. Unlike many an MMOArrrPG, in 'Yohoho!' its yer own puzzlin' skills that bring home the pieces of eight. Now, with the help o' those Dread Pirates at Shockwave.com, we be bringing a whole host o' landlubbers aboard. Harrr!"
John Welch, VP of Games at Shockwave.com, said, "We are excited to bring a top-quality persistent-world game to Shockwave.com users. 'Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates' is a perfect complement to the Shockwave.com game lineup, providing deep gameplay and a unique community experience not found elsewhere on the Web."
About "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates"
"Puzzle Pirates" has been in Alpha and Beta testing for over a year, during which time tens of thousands of Pirates have pillaged the seven seas with their mates and enjoyed countless rounds of the many fine puzzles, from Swordfighting through Carpentry, Gunnery, and of course Drinking. "Puzzle Pirates" is a very social game in which players sail together in crews and form political alliances to rule the waves. Shop ownership, trade networks, full player-colonized islands and a dense web of Piratey intrigue fill out the higher level gameplay for those who master the puzzling.
Players with a hankering for a Pirates life can register at www.puzzlepirates.com and take advantage of the special pre-launch discount: $49.95 for a two-year subscription! This pre-launch offer expires on December 8th, at which point swabbies can join at the standard rate of: $9.95 for a month, $19.95 for the first quarter and $24.95 for subsequent quarters, and $74.95 for a year. Prospective Pirates can download the game free and get their sea legs with ten free sessions.
Three Rings has developed Puzzle Pirates independently with a focus on fun and gameplay. The game is written in Java and debuts with support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX Panther.