England, London.– 7th January 2007– Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment (CME) are giving fans in Europe a sneak peek of its debut massively multiplayer role playing game (MMORPG) title Stargate Worlds with the first all-CGI trailer.
Based on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s (MGM) Stargate franchise, Stargate Worlds features tactical modern combat vs. science fiction weapons, non-combat advancement and instant travel across the galaxy in a story-driven MMORPG.
CME is a new name in the industry, but the company’s strategic and product direction are provided by former EA founding member Joe Ybarra and game development veteran Rod Nakamoto. Both are supported by a team that has cumulatively shipped more than 550 gaming titles. Founded in 2005 following the execution of a long term agreement with MGM, CME jumped into pre-production on Stargate Worlds later the same year; full production of the game began in January, 2007.
“The trailer will give gamers and fans a glimpse at what they can expect to find in Stargate Worlds,” said Nakamoto, senior vice president of product development.“It’s a mix of old and new elements that hint at the direction we are taking the franchise.”
In Stargate Worlds, gamers will explore new worlds and encounter ancient, alien cultures across an evolving galaxy. While staying true to the spirit of the Stargate franchise to which its fans have become familiar, Stargate Worlds will also introduce new worlds, characters and action to the Stargate universe that are far beyond the scale that can be shown on television.
“Stargate Worlds is about instant adventure in an epic, evolving universe,” said Stargate Worlds studio head Dan Elggren.“That’s what fans and gamers are going to see in this trailer.”
Stargate Worlds production was jump started through the use of Big World’s suite of high performance server applications and the Unreal 3 engine. By using proven middleware, the Stargate Worlds development team was able to focus on game design from the start.
Stargate Worlds is based on Stargate SG-1 and the show’s spin off Stargate Atlantis. Stargate SG-1 is the longest-running science fiction series in US television history having taken to air 213 episodes over 10 years. Both series air in 120 countries worldwide. The Stargate Worlds trailer debuted with the US premiere of Stargate Atlantis mid-season return, on the Sci-Fi channel, on 4th January 2008.
-- End --
For more information on Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and Stargate Worlds please contact:
+22 (0) 20 7344 1349
About Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment
Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment [span style="font-size:6pt"]TM[/span] is dedicated to the fusion of social experiences with entertainment software and games. Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment's first product is an MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), Stargate Worlds, based on the popular science fiction television series Stargate SG-1® and Stargate AtlantisTM which are officially licensed by MGM Interactive. For more information, visit the company's website www.cheyenneme.com and the Stargate Worlds community site at www.stargateworlds.com.