Online Gaming Inc. (AOG) Gameworld Internet
Club, a new multiplayer Internet service
that will bring live role-playing and
head-to-head strategic games to players on
PC, Mac, and UNIX. AOG also announced a
series of strategic relationships with Sun
Microsystems, Netscape Communications
Corporation, Marimba, Apple, Steve Jackson
Games, UandI Interactive, W3-Design, and
the Business Technology Center of Los
Players will be able
to quickly enter Gameworld via web
browsers or may choose to install
Adventure Online Gaming's Java application
for top performance. Gameworld's unique
human player-refereed role-playing games
provide intelligent talking monsters and
responsive plots that unfold in the
fashion of a good novel or action film.
The player lives the role of the
character, choosing the course of action.
Gameworld offers its
full collection of games to subscribers -
no need to buy the expensive CD-ROM retail
games required by many competitors.
Adventure Online Gaming will expand
Gameworld with a new game every month.
Members receive the new games
effortlessly: no additional fees, no
active download or installation, just more
fun. The highly social community of
Gameworld emphasizes player involvement
beyond what can be achieved in
face-to-face play, and heralds the
direction of future online communities.
For example, Gameworld enables players to
create new game scenarios and determine
the direction of the world's evolution.
"An application like
Gameworld very dynamically demonstrates
the power of Java to create a highly
entertaining and immersive experience,"
says Ren Moore, Sun's Market Development
Manager for Electronic Commerce.
"Additionally, since Adventure Online
Gaming is entirely Java-based, AOG has the
capability to serve PC, Mac, and UNIX
users. This will allow AOG to establish a
strong presence in the Mac and UNIX based
online gaming population."
Director of Worldwide Advertising for Sun
Microsystems, states, "Sun's collaboration
with AOG marks he beginning of our
relationship and has resulted in a
successful advertising campaign which will
benefit both our businesses."
Gaming makes extensive use of the NETSCAPE
Internet Foundation Class (IFC) Java
library in its development. "AOG's
Gameworld provides a great example of the
kind of next generation Java applications
being built using Netscape," says Rick
Schell, Netscape's Senior Vice President
and General Manager of Client Product and
Platform Division. AOG provides Netscape
with the "Dev-Edge Champion" for the
Internet Foundation Class (IFC) Java
library. Through this relationship, AOG
coordinates IFC developer feedback and
prioritizes new feature requests for
effortlessly receive Gameworld's new games
due to the incorporation Marimba's
Castanet push technology. "The delivery of
Gameworld's new monthly games directly to
players without the need for installation
or active download is an ideal application
of Marimba's Castanet," says Kim Polese,
President and CEO of Marimba.
Gaming, being one of the few Macintosh
compatible online gaming networks, makes a
hit with Apple. "Gameworld finally brings
together the Internet with truly
cross-platform entertainment," says Jay
Arcos, New Media Director for Apple's
MacDirectory Online. "Thanks to Gameworld
we can enjoy a 'real' application for the
Macintosh. Gameworld will be the meeting
point for every user regardless of color,
sex, belief or platform."
"I'm very excited to
be working with Adventure Online Gaming,"
comments Steve Jackson, award-winning game
designer and President of Steve Jackson
Games. "Online games are the wave of the
future, and the AOG system is going to
grab market share quickly because it's so
flexible and easy to use." Jackson is
founder of one of Texas' biggest Internet
Service Providers, and a member of AOG's
Board. Net users know Steve Jackson Games
as the company that had its BBS illegally
seized by the Secret Service - and went on
to challenge them in court, win damages,
and set a precedent that protects online
Gameworld utilizes a
Java front-end developed by strategic
partner UandI Interactive, that enables
immediate play over the Internet. UandI
Executive Director Yichin Lee says,
"Gameworld has opened a new window for
Internet interactivity, which we believe
will be the next big thing on the Net.
Gameworld will be our most important
alliance in bringing true interaction to
the online gaming community."
The Gameworld entry
and advertising management will be
provided by W3-Design, a top-tier group of
Web information architects. President Nick
Rothenberg says, "AOG accomplishes in one
very robust offering several objectives we
believe are crucial to the next phase of
the Web's development -- true
interactivity, true community-building,
smartly integrated opportunities for
commerce, plus a truly entertaining
experience that is certain to engage
visitors like nothing else before it.
Gameworld may well redefine how we all
regard the experience of being online."
Gaming, Inc. has recently been selected as
an occupant of EC2, the University of
Southern California's high tech business
incubator, testbed facility and
development center. Selected companies are
startups in the information and
communication technology arena.
Technology Center, a Los Angeles County
high-tech incubator for start-ups,
provides AOG office space and other
Gaming, Inc. Phone: (818) 796-6325