‘Empire of Sports’ is the world’s first massively multi-player online role-playing game platform (MMORPG) built entirely around sports. It is designed to allow millions of players around the world to simultaneously exist in a persistent online universe, where their avatars socially interact, train, compete and attend events in various sports disciplines to build a virtual sporting existence.
“Leipzig has become one of the most important events in our industry, and we are thrilled to take part and reveal our world to both gamers and press” says Christian Müller, Managing Director of Empire of Sports Ltd. “ ‘Empire of Sports’ is a radically new concept. For this reason, we are really excited about presenting our game to the public at Leipzig. Especially since ‘Empire of Sports’ is an MMO game, we want to establish a close relationship with gamers. We hope as many visitors as possible will come and tell us everything they feel about our game, in order to help us build a wonderful new sporting world.”
Guests will be able to visit ‘Empire of Sports’ persistent environment, interact with NPCs and other gamers, and challenge each other in the various sporting disciplines. They will have a chance to experience some of its fitness and training games, and ultimately play tennis or ski against other visitors. With ‘Empire of Sports’ innovative game controls, every visitor will be able to play and enjoy a game straight away. “Playing with and against each other is at the very core of the game” continues Christian Müller. “Therefore, we’re hosting various competitions and events at the booth throughout the Convention. Our goal is to give players a glimpse of the experience and atmosphere of the game before it’s launched.”
In addition to playing the game and experiencing the ‘Empire of Sports’ community, visitors can apply for an exclusive beta testing promotion. “Guests at the Leipzig Games Convention will be added to the list of beta tester applicants” confirmed Nic van ‘t Schip, Head of Community Operations for ‘Empire of Sports’. “We need an enthusiastic beta testing community, and we’re sure that visitors to the booth will be eager to continue playing ‘Empire of Sports’ and participate in the beta test.”
Building on the unprecedented rise of persistent gaming worlds, Empire of Sports opens up a completely new realm for gamers and online users: the exciting and thrilling world of sports. At the centre of the gamers’ attention is their virtual representation in the sports world, the avatar or player character. The player assumes the role of a single player character throughout the entire game, which will result in an up to now unimagined gaming experience, especially in team sports.
Among the high quality multiplayer sports games available at the launch of Empire of Sports will be Basketball, Tennis, Skiing, and a series of fitness and training games. Other major sports will be announced as the platform develops.
At GC07, visitors will be able to play the world?s first massively multi-player online role-playing game built entirely around sports at Booth D02 in Halle 4.
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