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Stargate Worlds

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment

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'Stargate Worlds' To Use BigWorld Technology Suite

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 10:53 a.m. PST

Stargate Worlds provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover, and terrain. Players will be able to form squads with their friends or use bots for players who want to go solo. Squad leaders will control maneuvers and objectives through an innovative combat control interface. Players may choose to create characters that are members of either the SGC (the Good Guys) or the System Lords (the Bad Guys).

''We evaluated many client server solutions to aid us in creating a truly breakthrough next-generation MMO," said Joe Ybarra, Vice President of Product Development at Cheyenne Mountain. ''But by far the best overall solution for us is BigWorld's powerful client/server engine and streamlined production toolset. We are excited to be teaming up with them on this project.''

The BigWorld Technology Suite is an integrated set of tools, software and systems that provides all of the underlying technology and content development tools required to produce an MMOG. ''The Stargate universe has evolved to be one of the most recognized Sci-fi brands in recent times,'' said Gavin Longhurst, Director of Business Development for BigWorld, ''We are thrilled to see such an experienced and talented team as Cheyenne Mountain using BigWorld Technology to bring this visually stunning universe into the highly interactive, compelling online experience that fans and gamers want.''

BigWorld Technology Suite provides operators and studios with a lower total time-to-build and cost of ownership through several innovations. The BigWorld Server architecture allows operators to run several games on a single server cluster, dramatically reducing the cost of running the game, while the enhanced Content Creation Pipeline reduces the time and cost of building and filling out the complex worlds required in next-generation games.

Comprised of the BigWorld Server Software, Content Creation Pipeline, 3D Client Engine Package, Live Management Tools & Instrumentation, BigWorld Technology Suite is the only complete MMOG solution, providing all of the difficult to produce technology required to produce an engaging next- generation MMOG.

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