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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.