In early 2010 Heatwave Interactive acquired the intellectual property rights and all assets for Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, the Roman mythology themed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game. As part of the transaction with PlayGrid, Heatwave also obtained a source code license to the PlayGrid Platform, their online game publishing technology as well as acquiring two game development engines.
The newly acquired game engines, previously developed by Perpetual Entertainment for in-development titles Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising and Star Trek Online, will serve as the technology foundation for Heatwave’s planned roster of MMOs.
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is a full scale action adventure MMO that immerses the audience in Roman mythology. Players step into a hero’s sandals to battle monsters and command minions while seeking favor from the gods. Heralded at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2006 as “Best in Show” by leading MMO sites Allakhazam and TenTonHammer, and dubbed “Game of Show” and “Best Graphics” by MMORPG, God & Heroes was in closed beta when production was halted in 2007.
With a strong roadmap of titles and a talented development team, Heatwave Interactive is focused on incubating its diverse and marketable roster of intellectual properties that have cross-media entertainment potential. The company has previously announced two IPs: Platinum Life: Web Edition and iSamJackson. A precursor to the in-development massively multiplayer online game, Platinum Life will launch March 2010 on social networks and the web, offering players the opportunity to become a music icon, taking them from the mean streets to the penthouse suites. Heatwave’s first launched title is the top-rated entertainment app, iSamJackson for Apple’s App Store, an innovative soundboard app that features a extensive collection of original and authentic recorded quotes, humorous adages and sage insight all provided by mega-celebrity Samu el L. Jackson.
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