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The Mummy Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Bigpoint
Developer: Schell Games
Release Date: Winter 2010

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'The Mummy Online' Using Photon Network Engine

by Rainier on June 29, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT

In The Mummy Online, a free-to-play Action-RPG MMO game with adventure elements inspired by the films, players will take on heroic roles as adventure seekers with various talents and skills that will allow their characters to be unique within the MMO virtual world.

Set in Egypt during the first half of the twentieth century, gamers will experience familiar environments and key characters from the film franchises as they battle against each other and ancient evil.

Exit Games Photon perfectly complements Unity-based online game development due to its .NET/C# development framework and the Photon Unity Client SDK. When it comes to the development of large scale MMOGs or real-time games, Photon is the only professional middleware on the market providing UDP protocol support, binary sockets and an interest management framework.

Photon's features are unparalleled in the market and with its latest MMOG interest management, binary sockets and UDP support, it is the ideal engine for MMO projects - especially in combination with Unity.

"Bigpoint is quickly becoming one of the leading publishers of licensed games, enjoyed by over 130 million users around the world. For this game, Photon's technology will help us handle tens of thousands of concurrent users on only a small number of servers. This will not only save us lots of money, but it will also help us to ramp up a hit game with a robust network layer in a minimum amount of time, " says Dr. Jan Wergin, CTO of Bigpoint.

"Before starting the development of 'The Mummy Online', Schell Games thoroughly investigated the market for a professional network middleware. We were impressed with Photon's feature set and Unity support. We did our homework and we're confident that Exit Games' Photon is absolutely the right choice for this exciting project," says Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell Games.

"We are extremely proud that Exit Games Photon was chosen for such a fantastic and large scale MMOG production," said Chris Wegmann, CTO, Exit Games. "That is a great example of what Photon is made for. We can hardly wait for the game launch to see Photon's high-performance architecture being proved once more. Schell Games and Bigpoint really went through a tough due diligence process and at the end Photon was the winner. I think that tells the story."

The Mummy film franchise has been an entertainment powerhouse taking its characters across the world to face some of archeology's greatest mysteries and leading to exciting film sequels, theme park attractions, video games and more.

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