Originally Published: Thursday, 2 December 1999 Author: Terry Warner
Published to: news_enhance_games/Games News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Loki and id Software(TM) Sign Exclusive Agreement

A Press Release from Loki Software brings all linux users of Quake3 demo some really good news. The Press Release is as follows:
Tustin, CA. -- December 2, 1999 -- Loki Entertainment Software, the leader in bringing best-selling PC games to Linux, today announces an exclusive agreement with id Software to publish, package and distribute worldwide Quake III Arena for Linux.

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Through this agreement, Loki will publish the highly-anticipated Quake III Area for Linux on December 27, near-simultaneously with the Windows and Macintosh versions.

"Quake III Arena, soon available for the PC, Linux and Macintosh, delivers the most intense, heart-pounding gameplay and stunning technical wizardry of any game on any platform, bar none," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "id Software went to great lengths to assure a near simultaneous multi-platform launch for Quake III Arena, assuring that no will gamer miss out on the action."

Quake III Arena, developed by the gaming wizards at id Software, is the third installment of one of the most popular computer game franchises of all time. Organic caverns, gothic cathedrals and futuristic spacescapes play host to Quake III Arena's unrivaled blend of action, strategy and jaw-dropping technology as Linux gamers are invited to square off against 32 of history's greatest warriors. Built around a revolutionary new graphics engine capable of delivering mind blowing 3D special effects including curved surfaces and volumetric fog, Quake III Arena is the final word in deathmatching mayhem.

The Linux version of Quake III Arena will be packaged in a limited edition collector's tin box. Loki will also include the Linux operating system, SuSE Linux 6.3, so that new users can try Linux and the game. Quake III Arena for Linux has a suggested retail price of $49.95 (U.S. Dollars).

Loki Press Contact: Kayt Sorhaindo Loki Entertainment Software Telephone: 714.505.8915 x12 Facsimile: 714.505.3247 press@lokigames.com

Loki Sales Contact: Dennis E. Burke Loki Entertainment Software Telephone: 510.524.0462 Facsimile: 510.527.2625 dxmerch@earthlink.net

id Software Press Contact: Wendy Zaas/Bryce Baer The Bohle Company Telephone: 310.785.0515 Facsimile: 310.785.1113 wendy@bohle.com bryce@bohle.com

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