Originally Published: Thursday, 3 February 2000 Author: Terry Warner
Published to: news_enhance_games/Games News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Anarchy Online

Funcom sent out a press release yesterday that has some wonderful news. Their Massive Multi-Player game Anarchy online, is going to be ported to linux. The offical press release can be read by clicking the link.

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Funcom and Troll Tech announce a Linux version of Funcom's Massive Multi-Player game Anarchy Online

Funcom is pleased to announce the Linux version of our Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) Anarchy Online. Anarchy Online is Funcom's largest project ever and the game will be launched during the year 2000 after a thorough beta testing. The game can be compared to online titles such as Everquest and Asheron's Call. However, Anarchy Online is set in a sci-fi environment 30.000 years into the future on a distant planet called Rubi-Ka. The players interact and play in a graphical detailed 3D-world alongside thousands of other players.

Funcom has been using Linux and Troll Tech's Qt technology since project-launch approximately three years ago. Qt powers editors, game tools and the game client itself, and the Qt technology has allowed Funcom to keep nearly the entire code platform independent. "Using Qt technology has proven very beneficial in terms of project planning and time management. Making the Linux port will now be a trivial operation, " states Marius Kjeldahl, Funcom's VP of Technology.

The Linux version will be nearly identical to the Windows version and will support all the major Linux-distributions and supported 3D-hardware.

------------------- CONTACT INFORMATION: Funcom, Karenslyst Allé 5, 0277 Oslo, Norway Tel: +47 22 42 01 02 http://www.anarchy-online.com

Contact person: Marius Kjeldahl, VP Technology, email: marius@funcom.com
Funcom was founded in 1993, and has grown to become one of the largest independent developers of interactive entertainment in the world. The privately owned company has developed 14 gaming titles, published by business partners such as Sony, THQ, Disney, Ubi Soft, Egmont and Acclaim. The latest releases are Speed Freaks/Speed Punks (PSX), Championship Motocross Featuring Ricky Carmichael (PSX) and The Longest Journey (PC). See http://www.funcom.com.
Troll Tech is a privately owned company making the Qt product which provide an easy to use GUI and utility library that allows developers to easily create applications that runs on both Windows and Unix platforms. Qt is also the foundation of the KDE project - the famous Linux windowing and application environment. See http://www.troll.no.

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