Created by id Software as an all-new way to deliver the excitement and energy of first-person multiplayer action to a broader audience than ever before, Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free and easily accessible multiplayer game and community through a single website at quakelive.com. Every element of the experience, including friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself is accessed and delivered free of charge through the web browser. Integrated with IGA's proprietary SDK, Quake Live will offer companies and agencies fresh opportunities to dynamically-target brands to audiences within a broadly accessible version of one of the world's premiere game franchises, while also offering gamers a totally free premium game, fun events and a vibrant, active community of other players.
id Software is kicking off their "6 new maps in 6 weeks" campaign with Hidden Fortress. Although new to Quake Live, this arena first appeared in the Sega Dreamcast version of Quake III Arena. Already considered the best new arena created for Quake III Dreamcast, we chose to make very few changes in bringing this classic map to Quake Live. The arena was originally created by Martin Kaai Cluney, a designer for Raster Productions. Kaai is now a designer at id Software working on the RAGE team. Hidden Fortress is a medium sized map with three main rooms - perfect for 6-10 player team deathmatch, clan arena and free for all gameplay. Although id Software chose to start with a classic map from the Dreamcast, they'll be debuting a mix of new and classic maps in the weeks to come.
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