The Mummy Online teaser site looking mighty fine!
Bigpoint Inc., the U.S.-based independent subsidiary of Bigpoint GmbH (www.bigpoint.com), the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), today released a teaser trailer for its upcoming action-adventure title, The Mummy Online (http://themummy.bigpoint.com/). Developed in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, The Mummy Online brings all of the action and adventure of the blockbuster film franchise to the free-to-play MMOG space.
“With The Mummy Online, our objective is to produce a game that looks amazing and offers several layers of gameplay to keep players engaged and coming back for more,” said Arash Amini, producer, Bigpoint. “Working with such a rich franchise not only enables us to leverage an incredible story; it also lends itself to further exploration and development perfectly suited for an online game that can evolve over time.”
Inspired by The Mummy film franchise, the high-end 3D action-adventure game will include original storylines, fast-paced battles, and opportunities to explore mysterious and exotic locals.
Game Setting – Amarna
Located at the southern tip of the Nile, Amarna is the homeland to priests and tribes who practice the dangerous art of sorcery and is the birthplace of the region’s most legendary sorceress Masika. Amarna has been a battleground for centuries with pharaohs attempting to control all who held wisdom of the ancient worlds. Filled with mysterious tombs, burial grounds, and undiscovered treasures, players will be able to travel the map across several dedicated PvP locations, including:
The Oasis: Hidden by mountains, the oasis is a lush environment to the northeast of Amarna. Ramesses – the 19th Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh – used this site to build a pyramid at its core. Here, small bands of pygmy tribes were instructed to protect one of Ramsses most coveted magical artifacts for all eternity – the “Stones of Rancor.”
The Tomb: Deep in the mountains in the northwest of Amarna, the Tomb was a burial site for the venomous serpent knives. These weapons were handed down to Masika as the instrument to bring forth Ramesses’ death. To protect these sacred artifacts, deadly scarabs were placed into the Tomb’s walls along with many local tribes people who were mummified and encapsulated in statues.
The Ruins: In the northeast region of Amarna, close to the Nile, this site was built on an ancient Scarab feeding ground. Many have prayed to the god Anubis for protection on this land, and to destroy any intruder who tries to claim the sacred vases containing the organs of Masika.
Under development by Bigpoint’s team in San Francisco, The Mummy Online is scheduled for release this fall, with more details planned for release this summer. The new game site includes concept art, screenshots, videos, and background into the game’s storyline.