Developer Callipygian Games to Utilize the Pixel Mine Portal and Micro-payment Transaction System
AUSTIN, TX– June 27th, 2008 - Pixel Mine, Inc. and Callipygian Games, LLC. announced today that Callipygian Games will utilize the Pixel Mine portal and Pixel Mine's internal micro-payment transaction system for its debut title, Secondhand Lands. Secondhand Lands, an edgy fairy-tale MMOG, will be the fourth title on the Pixel Mine Portal.
Since the company’s inception in 2007, Pixel Mine has focused on providing original and innovative content. The Austin-based developer plans on adding three to four games to the portal each year, some of those coming from third party independent developers such as Callipygian Games, LLC.
Bobby Thurman, founder of Callipygian Games and lead developer on Secondhand Lands, confides, "We chose to work with Pixel Mine because they offered us the best value for our company and our players. As an independent developer it is very difficult to find a distribution deal that gives us a package with everything we need to manage accounts and handle payments. Also, we are excited to be working with another Austin company; this town is rich with talent and services tailored for game creation."
"Having published independent titles ourselves, we know that the deck is stacked in favor of the publisher," Pixel Mine President David Reese explains.“Our goal with the Pixel Mine Portal is to provide a distribution model, economy, and community management service which allows the independent developer to focus on their game but still retain ownership of the IP and receive the majority of the revenue for their hard work.”
About Pixel Mine, Inc.
Headquartered in the gaming hotbed of Austin, Texas, Pixel Mine, Inc is a developer and publisher of high quality independent entertainment products. More information about Pixel Mine can be found online at www.pixelminegames.com.
About Callipygian Games
Based near Austin, Texas, Callipygian Games is a small team of dedicated developers, most of whom make their contribution after their regular 'day jobs' in the games industry. Callipygian is the developer of Secondhand Lands, an independent MMOG targeted at new or casual gamers, and also at the disillusioned "Mega-MMO" veteran who wants more interaction with the developers in their gaming experience.
About Secondhand Lands
Currently in closed beta, Secondhand Lands is the story of the eternal struggle between two sisters: Little Bo Peep and Little Red Riding Hood. Though players are initiated into the lore of the sheep (Bo Peep) or wolf (Red), they must eventually choose which sister to support. Will you be a sheep, wolf? Or perhaps a black sheep or the eternal wolf in sheep’s clothing? http://www.secondhandlands
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