PARIS, FRANCE â€“ August 22nd, 2005 â€“ Nevrax, the developer and publisher of the online role-playing game The Saga of Ryzom, announced today that, in celebration of Ryzom's first anniversary in September, current players will be awarded a free month of game play.
According to the publisher, any player with an active, paying account as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 29th, will have a free month added to that account on August 30th, 2005. Those accounts will have their monthly billing date pushed back 30 days.
"Ryzom's success is based purely on our loyal player base," noted David Cohen Corval, Nevrax's founder and CEO. "When we started talking about anniversary rewards, we wanted to do something big to reward those loyal players, something no other game has ever done."
"We were just going to add the free month without a time delay," Corval continued, "but we wanted to give players a chance to notify their guild mates or friends who might be taking a break or on holiday."
In addition to the free month, Nevrax will launch the next chapter in the game's ongoing storyline in September, in which players will have a chance to affect the outcome of a conflict brewing between the technology-based Karavan and the nature and magic-based Kami. The company has also revealed that the long awaited Outposts game system will launch on October 26th.
Only those signed up by 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 29th, will be eligible to participate in the testing of their new, free expansion pack The Ryzom Ring. Testing for Nevrax's upcoming expansion will begin in November of this year.
About Nevrax SARL
Founded in early 2000, Paris-based NEVRAX is an online game and software development company that specializes in MMORPG engine and production tool technologies and products. Utilizing NeL, its open source platform, Nevrax's team of over 50 engineers and designers have completed their first MMORPG, a Science Fantasy game entitled The Saga of Ryzom. For further information, visit www.nevrax.com.
About The Saga of Ryzom
Three generations ago, the proud civilizations of Atys perished in the Great Swarming, when hordes of Kitins swept from the Prime Roots and wrought war and genocide. Now it is time to reclaim your heritage. Join forces with thousands of others, master the arts of sorcery, war, and tradecraft, and re-forge the destiny of your people. The secrets of the past have been lost, but The Saga of Ryzom has just begun. For more information please visit www.ryzom.com.
About The Ryzom Ring
The Ryzom Ring is the innovative extension for Nevrax's online roleplaying game, The Saga of Ryzom. It provides tools that allow the players to access Ryzom's creatures, buildings, maps and missions to create their own events and scenarios, giving them unprecedented power to shape the game. Thousands of other players can experience one person's handiwork, or kept as a private sanctuary only accessible to a select few. For more information please visit www.ryzomring.com.