San Francisco, CA. -- March 17, 2005 -- Three Rings, developer of massively multi-player online games, today annouced the release under an open source license of their Narya toolkit for creating online multi-player games, the same toolkit used to create their flagship product, "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates." Concurrent with this release, they launched the Game Gardens website at http://www.gamegardens.com/ where developers can collaborate on game design and development, and host, free of charge, games developed with the toolkit.
"The combination of the toolkit and the hosting site eliminates many of the hurdles a budding game developer faces when trying to turn an exciting new game idea into something people can actually play online," says Three Rings CTO Michael Bayne. "We're hoping to foster experimentation in game design and provide hobbyists and indy developers with a place to share ideas and evolve their designs with the help of an audience of their peers."
The Narya toolkit is developed in Java (tm) and works with the Windows, MacOS X and Linux operating systems and is available for download from http://www.gamegardens.com/
Three Rings is a San Francisco developer of online games. Three Rings' award winning flagship game, "Puzzle Pirates," is a massively multi-player world of puzzle games. More information on Three Rings can be found at http://threerings.net/ and "Puzzle Pirates" can be found at http://www.puzzlepirates.com/