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Arkadia Studios Developing Treasure Hunting Mmo Planet With Real Cash Economy

Singapore game developer Arkadia Studios announced today that it has partnered with Swedish platform developer MindArk PE AB to create an exciting Treasure Hunting Planet.

 
PRLog - Nov. 3, 2010 - Singapore game developer Arkadia Studios announced today that it has partnered with Swedish platform developer MindArk PE AB to create an exciting Treasure Hunting Planet. Planet Arkadia will be part of Entropia Universe, where it will be the first virtual Treasure Hunting environment.
Participants will have the chance to search for treasure that has a real cash value and have the option to withdraw profits back to their real life bank account.
Utilising the world class capabilities of the Entropia Platform, Arkadia’s new colonists will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the outstanding graphics of a 3D world, interact with their friends, hunt, mine and explore together, and be entrepreneurs as they take a real part in the building of the new world.
Planet Arkadia CEO, David Dobson explains, “When colonists arrive, they will be able to explore Arkadia’s rich and intriguing history, and have the chance to become skilled treasure hunters, with ancient ruins to explore”.
Arkadia Studios brings together an international team of experienced game developers from Malaysia, Singapore, India, Korea, Australia and the USA.
“This experienced group of people who have worked in different studios around the world, all coming together, really adds to the creativity of the team,” says Dobson, “and I’m confident people are going to notice that.”
Of note is Planet Arkadia’s partnership with world renowned concept artist Feng Zhu (best known for his concept work on movies: Transformers, Avatar, Star Wars Episode 3 and on games: Guild Wars and The Sims 3). Zhu has created some breathtaking concept art, and this forms the foundation of the cities and themes being developed.
“David originally provided me general ideas on what he wanted,” says Zhu, “which are based on Eastern architecture, such as that of India, Mongolia, China, Thailand, these kinds of areas, that have very cool architecture, that’s rarely explored in the game industry.”
Planet Arkadia is set to launch within the first half of 2011. People are able to visit the website at www.planetarkadia.com to follow the production and get involved in pre launch competitions. Three instalments of the back story are being released on the website today, and there will be regular updates right through to launch.

About Planet Arkadia
Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is based in Singapore and was founded in 2010. The company was formed to bring the virtual world of Planet Arkadia to life. Additional information about Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is available at www.arkadiastudios.com
About MindArk PE AB
MindArk develops, operates, markets and provides Entropia Universe. MindArk is based in Gotenborg, Sweden and has 80 employees. Additional information about MindArk PE AB is available at http://www.Mindark.com
ENTROPIA UNIVERSE® and MINDARK® are registered trademark of MindArk PE AB. MindArk supports and monitors the services and maintenance of the Entropia Universe platform.
About Entropia Universe
Entropia Universe was launched in January 2003 and has grown to more than 950,000 registered accounts from over 200 countries. It is the only virtual universe with a true Real Cash Economy (RCE). The currency, Project Entropia Dollars (PED), has a fixed exchange rate of 10:1 with the U.S. Dollar. The business model is unique as it is based on micropayments, meaning that the client software is free to download from the Internet, and there are no monthly subscription fees, thus Entropia Universe provides a way for new players to immediately start exploring without having to deposit money. Virtual funds acquired in Entropia Universe can easily be exchanged and then withdrawn into real-world funds. The business model has been very successful; The 2009 turnover of Entropia Universe topped $422,000,000 U.S. For more information, visit http://www.entropia-universe.com

Press Contact: Cyrus Chen
cyrus@arkadiastudios.com
+65 9320 7717

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Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is based in Singapore and was founded in 2010. The company was formed to bring the virtual world of Planet Arkadia to life. Additional information about Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is available at www.arkadiastudios.com

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