Balanced Alternative Techniques ry and Mythicscape to Produce Client Platform for Multiuser Internet Games.

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Balanced Alternative Techniques ry and Mythicscape team up to produce client platform for vast Internet multiuser games. Initial release expected by end of 2006.

Balanced Alternative Techniques ry ("B.A.T. ry"), an award-winning Finnish organization dedicated to the development of free massively multiplayer games (MMORPGs) announced today that it has entered into collaboration with Mythicscape, a Swedish company with expertise in the field of java client development. The collaboration will provide the players of B.A.T. ry’s flagship game ("BatMUD", with improved gaming capabilities utilizing the existing game infrastructure, as well as provide an easy entry for new players.

"Traditionally text multiplayer games have provided a deeper and more detailed gaming experience than their graphical counterparts, but have been hindered by a steep learning curve", said Tomi Valkeinen, chairman of B.A.T. ry. "With Mythicscape’s expertise in client development, we will be able to bring an easy-to-use graphical interface to our players free of charge, without sacrificing the depth of possibilities the gaming platform offers".

"We are honoured to be working together with B.A.T. ry in creating a rich and userfriendly client for BatMUD. It is a challenge to turn pure textbased games into userfriendly environments that quickly integrates new players into the game. Custom game clients are definitely the future for textbased games that want to stand out among the rest", says Emil Nilimaa, founder of Mythicscape.

The release of the client platform is scheduled for fall 2006.

About Balanced Alternative Techniques ry

Balanced Alternative Techniques ry is a Finnish independent developer of free-to-play multiplayer games since 1992. The organization’s main focus has been to produce games with rich detail and immersive worlds, in which players from different cultures can develop social bonds through friendly competition and collaboration. Its flagship game, BatMUD - , has been enjoyed by over a hundred thousand gamers from all parts of the world since its creation in April 1990, making it one of the oldest and most successful free multiplayer Internet games.

About Mythicscape

Founded 2003 in Sweden, Mythicscape is a small company focused on developing online games and Java based user interfaces. In addition to professional programmers Mythicscape works with experienced gamers to produce rich and innovative gaming environments.


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