Developer capitalizes on success of massively multiplayer hit
A little-known developer during the late 1990s, Mythic Entertainment burst onto the scene with the vastly successful launch of Dark Age of Camelot, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game distributed by Vivendi Universal. Based on European mythology, Camelot's players join one of three varied realms drawn from Arthurian, Norse, and Celtic legends. Along with thousands of other players, they fight supernatural monsters, team up for epic quests, and battle each other for domination.
Dark Age of Camelot set the standards for the genre with a near-flawless launch that received rave reviews and avoided such pitfalls as server crashes. The popularity of the game continued with the release of Shrouded Isles, Dark Age of Camelot's first expansion pack. Currently, the game boasts more than 220,000 subscribers. At peak hours, up to 60,000 players are online simultaneously.
As a service to fans, Mythic will soon release Dark Age of Camelot: Foundations, a free 40MB download that gives players the ability to purchase land and housing within the game world.
The centerpiece of Mythic's show offerings, though, is Camelot: Trials of Atlantis, an expansion pack that adds the underwater wonders of Atlantis to the game. Players will meet new challenges, discover new skills, and find new monsters in the fabled realm of the lost city.