‘ENTROPY’ HERALDS A NEW ERA IN SPACE MMOs
A universe of exploration begins with early access to space-based dog-fights and dynamic trading in the new title from renowned browser MMO developer, Artplant
Oslo, Norway, 10th December, 2013 – Artplant, the award-winning studio behind Battlestar Galactica Online, has once again reached to the stars with its latest MMO, Entropy. Exclusively available through Steam’s Early Access program from today, Entropy’s persistent, open-universe experience brings fast, real-time, player-controlled space combat to the space MMO genre for the first time, along with player-driven dynamic trading and sandbox gameplay.
Set in a future where humanity is desperately working to maintain a crumbling interstellar civilisation, Entropy unlocks more than 100 detailed star systems for early access players to explore. In addition to fighting in space-based dogfights, players also have to work together and manage trade, mining, travel and more, controlling both the direction and fate of the entire galaxy. The decision to provide players with Early Access to Entropy during this phase of development will allow crucial feedback to be gathered, enabling gameplay to be enriched as it progresses towards full launch.
A selection of Founders packs are now available to purchase, providing players with immediate access to Entropy, as well as a raft of extra benefits. These include starter ships, in-game currency, multiple character slots and exclusive player avatar items. Players who purchase either of the top two packages also receive the extra benefit of not having their experience and wealth reset when the game comes out of Early Access.
“We’re really excited to finally unveil Entropy to MMO fans; it’s an ambitious title for us and we can’t wait to see how players react to engaging in player-controlled, intergalactic dogfights for the very first time in a space-based MMO,” said Jack Wulf, Chief Executive Officer of Artplant. “Launching through Steam’s Early Access programme will help ensure Entropy connects with its emergent community and utilise crucial feedback from players, enhancing the incredible gameplay experience we’re building.”
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Artplant was founded in 2001, and has developers in Norway, Russia and England. Artplant is one of the world’s leading online developers, and the company has won a range of awards. The company is led by managers with over 20 years’ experience in creating Triple A titles, while the developers have hundreds of years of game development expertise between them. The company’s biggest success to date is ‘Battlestar Galactica Online’, which was played by more than 15 million gamers. Artplant continues to work with some of the world’s top online publishers, and have a range of project in development.