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Jolt keeps an eye out for innovative new MMO

Original player-driven online RPG re-hosted as game enters exciting beta stages

London– 24th August 2007– As part of its commitment to groundbreaking, independently developed massively multiplayer games, Jolt Online Gaming, Europe's largest independent online gaming network, is pleased to announce a partnership with Eyes Out Entertainment that will help see the innovative MMO Tatsumaki: Land at War enter its next stage of development.

Shunning genre conventions such as races, classes, experience points and even monsters, Tatsumaki offers players a unique role-playing experience, where real-time PvP combat, detailed crafts and even idle pursuits take place against a backdrop of player-built towns set in feudal Japan. Striving for the perfect balance between realism and action, and featuring a novel system of family ties, the game allows players to be as notorious or as anonymous as they please. Furthermore the game will offer players an innovative and highly competitive pricing structure, including a limited free-to-play option.

Following an intensive testing and development period, Tasumaki has entered early beta stages, with the first of many towns along with several visual enhancements now in development. Jolt’s involvement sees the game hosted on its cutting-edge servers located at a state-of-the-art data centre facility, and with an overhauled website to keep the game’s growing community informed and up-to-date.

As part of the development team’s ongoing efforts to broaden and diversify its capability to provide the best gaming experience possible, openings have been made available for talented and passionate programmers, modellers, artists, animators and musicians.

For more information about the game, visit www.landatwar.com.

For a list of available positions, head to www.eyesoute.com/apply.

“We’re very excited to be working with Eyes Out Entertainment on a game that we’ve come to be as passionate about as they are,” said Jolt’s CEO, Dominic Silk.“With our world-class server technology and years of experience in the MMO community, we hope to see Tatsumaki go from strength to strength over the coming years.”

“Jolt’s proven track record and commitment to independently developed online games makes them the ideal partner to help bring our first MMO to a wider online audience,” said EOE’s founder Jonathan Rush.“Our relationship so far has been great and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

About Eyes Out Entertainment

Founded out of a bold vision and a desire to reshape the way massively multiplayer games are played and perceived, EOE brings together the talent of industry professionals and gifted amateurs, all of whom share the vision of crafting new and unique online worlds, created by fans, for fans.

EOE’s first project, Tatsumaki: Land at War, breaks the MMO mould in many ways, offering players a truly customisable experience and a pricing system designed to suit all levels of commitment.


Jonathan Rush– jon eyesoutentertainment com


About Jolt Online Gaming

Launched in October 1999, jolt.co.uk is Europe's largest and most popular privately owned and independent online gaming network - with over 1,000 game servers online. Utilising a multi-gigabit network that consistently outperforms its competitors, Jolt is the network of choice for serious gamers and games companies alike.

In addition to providing superior internet connectivity, hosting, infrastructure and management, Jolt was the pioneer and is also the world leader in the supply of rentable servers to clans. As well as its public gaming servers, Jolt also provides tailored solutions for game developers, publishers and companies. These range from High Performance Leased Lines through to 24/7, fully managed, game server solutions for clients in both the First Person Shooter and Massively Multiplayer genres.


Dominic Silk - dom@jolt.co.uk


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