“When I first saw the quality and potential for these games, I knew we had to bring them to the English speaking world” says Jonathan Seidenfeld, CEO of Omniverse Games, “Both games fill niches sorely underrepresented in today’s market.” Excalibur Online will begin closed beta testing in March, with an official launch scheduled for April. Beach Volleyball Online will follow one month later.
“We are pleased with the support and dedication Omniverse Games has shown during the localization phase of development, and we are looking forward to seeing these games make a splash in North America” says Montgomery Singman, CEO of Radiance Digital Entertainment. While each of the games appeals to a different demographic, they both take advantage of the current demand for games representing new genres in the fast growing free-to-play online gaming space.
Excalibur Online is a browser based free-to-play massively multiplayer online real time strategy (MMORTS) game. Set in post Roman Britain in the years just preceding the rise of King Arthur and Camelot, players in Excalibur Online must collect resources and quickly develop new technology in order to build up their cities, maintain powerful armies, and try to unify Britain under their own rule. Of course thousands of other players have the same goal, so it’s a never ending battle for resources and development. Players can enter into (and break) alliances with other players, get help from legendary heroes, and use magical special items to achieve their objectives.
Beach Volleyball Online is a free-to-play Sports MMO. Players are immersed in an exquisite 3D world set in a lush beach side environment. The game incorporates the intense tactics and competition of real beach volleyball into a larger virtual world where players and their avatars can explore, socialize, and make new friends. BVO is one of the first true sports MMOs in that it features a large, stable persistent world, character development, exploration, and can be played however the player chooses to enjoy the game.