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Durham, NC - July 8th, 2003 - Mutable Realms, an Alabama based independent
developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced the signing of a
contract with Themis Group, an international provider of outsourcing and
consulting solutions and services to the interactive entertainment industry.
Under the terms of the agreement, Themis Group will provide critical and
quantifiable beta phase services for Mutable Realms' upcoming game Wish, aimed
at ensuring that Wish emerges from the closed beta phase ready to successfully
scale up to open beta and
"Closed beta is a critical phase in the successful development an online
game," said Marc Laukien, President of Mutable Realms. "With the
Themis Group's experience on our side, we're confident our testing process will
be both effective and successful."
Wish defines a new category of online game, the "Ultra Massive Multiplayer
Online Role Playing Game" (UMMORPG). Unlike existing MMORPGs that confine
players to a server with only a few hundred other players, Wish's
highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of
thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world.
"A game as ambitious and innovative as Wish will demand a rigorous and
comprehensive beta test," said Alexander Macris, CEO of Themis Group.
"We look forward to meeting the challenges ahead."
Wish will begin a limited closed Beta in November, 2003, expanding to 10,000
users by early next year. The game is planned for release in Q4 2004. More
information about Wish can be found at http://www.mutablerealms.com.
"It's always a goal of mine to make certain that we as developers listen to
the players," said Dave Rickey, Lead Designer of Wish. "I'm now
confident we'll hear everything they'll have to say."
About The Themis Group
The Themis Group is an international provider of marketing, management, client
generation and customer support services to developers and publishers of online
PC and console games, websites, and other community driven services within the
interactive entertainment industry. Themis Group, Inc. is headquartered in
Stamford, CT with offices in the Research Triangle Park. For more information,
visit the website at http://www.themis-group.com
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mutable Realms
Mutable Realms, Inc. specializes in Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role
Playing Games (UMMORPGs). Mutable Realms' headquarters are in Huntsville,
Alabama, USA, with a subsidiary in Halifax, Canada. Mutable Realms employs 25
people world wide. For more information, visit www.mutablerealms.com
or contact email@example.com.