RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – JANUARY 31, 2005 – Orchid Media International (“OMI”), an independent publisher of massively multiplayer games, today announced the launch of its debut title, “Storm Riders Online,” a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The game is an adaptation of the world famous comic book series “Fung Wan” and motion picture “Storm Riders” by renowned artist Ma Wing Shing.
“We have high hopes for Storm Riders Online™ (“SRO”) and we believe it will appeal to a broad and untapped market of gamers,” said Robert Rice, OMI’s Chief Executive Officer. “SRO is unique in a variety of aspects and features a storyline woven like a rich tapestry, evocative graphics, and many options for clan versus clan and player versus player warfare.”
OMI has licensed Storm Riders Online from Epic One International Ltd (“Epic”), and has the exclusive publishing, distribution, and management rights in North America and European Territories. Storm Riders Online is developed by Phoenix Games Studio (“Phoenix”), which is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“We are excited to be working with the staff at Orchid Media,” says Choong Lee Mei, Director at Epic. “The executive team has a global perspective and in-depth understanding of the online game industry and its future growth. We are looking forward to the success of Storm Riders Online brand under their management in the licensed territories.”
Storm Riders Online is set against the mythical backdrop of ancient China, and players get to explore the sprawling vast lands of the game world, become involved in a deep and compelling history, political intrigue, and clan versus clan warfare. SRO is a fully immersive 3D world and features unique gameplay, and original content based on Asian mythology, culture, martial arts, and architecture.
To find out about Storm Riders Online, please visit http://www.stormridersonline.com.
About Orchid Media
Orchid Media International, LLC (“OMI”), based in Raleigh North Carolina, publishes and manages online games licensed from worldwide partner developers and publishers. OMI’s goal is to build successful global brands and become an industry leader in bringing innovative and original content to the online gaming market.
About Epic One International Ltd
Epic One International Ltd (“Epic”) is the license holder of Fung Wan Online and Storm Riders Online worldwide. Epic is a game publisher that works with worldwide partners to bring quality licensed games to the gaming market.
About Phoenix Games Studio
Phoenix Games Studio (“Phoenix”) is a game development studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has the capability to develop games across various platforms such as online, console and mobile. Phoenix offers development services to game developers, game publishers, intellectual property owners and content providers.