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'Risk Your Life' Open Beta Launched

by Judy on Oct. 12, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT

Risk Your Life is one of the few MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) that bring you an online Virtual reality atmosphere that is both completely interactive and immersive. RYL is a well-balanced MMORPG developed under a 3D environment that allows players to create their own character, define its role, do battle with it in a virtual world.

"Risk Your Life" is a beautifully rendered MMORPG and the game to beat in its category. "Risk Your Life" creates increasingly difficult and challenging game play and will excite multiplayer online game fans says Michael Williams, CEO of Planetwide Games, Inc.

No longer do players have to face monotonous individual games but they can now interact with hundreds or thousands of other players from all over the world and undertake the adventure of a lifetime together. New features in this version include an all-new Quest-based mission system, which will provide more than 200 quests within the game. Maximum game resolution has been increased from 800x600 to a maximum of 1600 x 1200 to give you an even more detailed look at the world of RYL. Advanced real time 3D and environment effects give you a realistic feel of an amazing fantasy world.

Massively multiplayer online games are computer games in which thousands of players can play simultaneously through the Internet by logging into servers operated by the game's providers. In 2003, 88 million people played online games worldwide and 198 million are expected to be playing online games by 2008.

Risk Your Life is a persistent universe or role-playing game. In it, players assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Wizard, or Thief and explore the many beautiful and exotic locations within the game where they meet other players, complete quests, and fight monsters.

The players start off at level 1, with minimal skills and abilities, but over time they gain experience points, which allows them to advance to level 2, and beyond. As each level opens up, the player can new and more interesting abilities and can survive in battles against more interesting monsters. This level advancement is the hook that causes players to subscribe to the game and maintain their accounts for months or years.

The many features of Risk Your Life include:

  • Over 400 quests (or missions) for players to play through.
  • Compelling battle system.
  • Innovative "skill system" that allows players to define their character's "class" over time.
  • Players can own virtual real estate within the game.
  • Players can become feudal lords or leaders of clans or bands of warriors.
  • Many thousands of players can play simultaneously.

"Risk Your Life" is available in "Open Beta" as a free download at http://www.download.com/Risk-Your-Life-North-American-Version/3000-7541-10317196.html?tag=lst-0-2

The retail version of the game will be available in Q1 2005.

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