Earth Contest Game Attracts Over 60,000 People Worldwide In First Two Weeks After Launch, The Story of the Online Gaming Golden Apple Continues While Using the New Google Earth Tool...

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Earth Contest ( is a fun and innovative online game experience that connects people from around the world. Using the ECEngine software and the free Google Earth tool, users are immersed in an online virtual world that they create. ( reported today that its online game has drawn over 60,000 new users from over 16 countries within only two weeks after its initial launch.

“We are thrilled that so many people from around the world are enjoying Earth Contest,” says Nic Rio, Creator, Earth Contest. “The response has been overwhelming and we are now busy at creating the Big Game with even more mystery and some big prizes. We've added a Wiki type feature that allows users to customize the virtual locations in the game as they play. They can choose to help others or create a fictional blockade to slow the advance of their competition. You can travel anywhere and be immersed in a whole new world!”

For users who are interested in more advanced game play (or simply become addicted to Earth Contest) the Big Game, scheduled to launch at midnight January 31st 2006, is a completely virtual world with thousands of locations to discover. To win, players must solve mysteries, complete puzzles, and travel around the globe to defeat The GameMaster.

Can you beat the GameMaster?

About Earth Contest:

Earth Contest is a fun and innovative online game experience that connects people from around the world. Created in late Summer 2005 by Nic Rio, Earth Contest is a free, fun, challenging and educational game. Earth Contest is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with spies and watchers throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Newcomers can still play the "old game" at

Pre-registration has begun for the "Big Game" at

For more information on the Earth Contest experience, please visit

Earth Contest is a trademark of Rio World Class, LLC

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