December 26, 2012 in Games (AF)
[prMac.com] Austin, Texas - Creative content company, PoetCode, LLC, has launched Dynasty of the Magi for iOS, the first ever interactive eBook fantasy series integrated with a Massive Multi-player Online Game (MMO). The breakthrough franchise is the first to combine the two platforms seamlessly to create an interactive experience that allows the gamer/reader to shape the outcome of the eleven eBook fantasy series.
This ecosystem, developed by PoetCode, is called liMMO, short for Literary Immersive Massive Multiplayer Online Game. In the liMMO system, the author writes critical quests for the MMO game based on unresolved subplots in the novel. The results of these quests give advantage to one of the sides, good or evil, in the following eBook in the series. This process allows the gamer to become the reader, seeing how his or her actions have affected the plot of the story.
"We've created a highly detailed fantasy book linked to a game at its inception," said Derrick Garvin, creator and author of the Dynasty of the Magi franchise. "Readers, by playing the game, can now interact with developers at the creative level, determining the emerging plot of the books and the ultimate outcome of the series."
"Rites of Passage", the first in the eleven eBook immersive Dynasty of the Magi series involves a young geek named Faro in the "hood" of gang-ridden East Orange, New Jersey. Faro discovers that he is a Magi from an Ancient order called the Dynasty, and he must use his dark power to survive and unravel secrets, traps and betrayals set for him.
The first game being integrated with the series is titled "Words of Power". In this MMO iPad app, players choose good or evil, the Underworld or the Outerworld. While experiencing the immersive online world, they can network with friends to recruit allies and discover hidden powers, prophecies and characters from the unfolding eBook series.
PoetCode has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help with funding for the soon-to-come Dynasty of the Magi updates. The initial updates includes Dynasty of the Magi 1.1, which will add an Android port, content upgrade, expanded quest factions, and unique groups with customized goals. The campaign's goal is set at $50,000 and is running until Friday, Dec. 21.
Dynasty of the Magi Features:
* liMMO - eBook/MMO integration
* Massive online campaign world
* Player-controlled eBook outcome
* Worldwide MMORPG
* Skill-based leveling
* Guild co-ops
* PVP and Tournaments
* Team up with friends through Facebook, Twitter and Email
* Customizable character - Play as antagonist or protagonist
* Wi-Fi, Edge, 3G, and 4G Networks
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd gen), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th gen), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th gen)
* iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 455 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Dynasty of the Magi 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
PoetCode LLC, produces the Dynasty of the Magi franchise, an epic 11 installment fantasy game and book adventure that could be described as "Harry Potter in the hood", beginning with the interactive fantasy eBook, Rites of Passage seamlessly integrated with the massive multiplayer online game Words of Power in one new ground breaking iPad app called a liMMO (literary immersive Massive Multiplayer Online Game), where the readers as gamers interact with the author and coders over the length of the series to help determine the fantasy series end. The DOM Digital Media Franchise was created by PoetCode LLC's founder, Derrick Garvin who over 15 years, developed the Dynasty of the Magi epic fantasy universe, with its own custom magic system, epochs of mystic history, and the new immersive liMMO technology. Copyright (C) 2012 PoetCode, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.