For Immediate Release
Project Entropia Upgrades to NetImmerse 4.0
Integration of the latest version of NDL's engine nears completion
Gothenburg, Sweden - May 30, 2001 - MindArk AB confirmed today that
it is in the process of upgrading Project Entropia, its innovative
science fiction-based persistent state online world, by implementing
the NetImmerse 4.0 engine, the newest version of the 3D development
toolkit from NDL.
"Itīs never a simple process to make major technological changes in
mid-project," stated Marketing Manager Patric Sundstrom. "However,
our technology group is completely confident that providing support
for bump-mapped reflection mapping, hardware character skinning,
environment skinning and other features will allow for a definite
step forward in terms of Project Entropiaīs graphical presentation.
We expect implementation of NetImmerse 4.0 to be completed fairly
soon, and we plan to release a new generation of screenshots soon
after to show the difference."
Project Entropia is a revolutionary new form of Internet-based
interactive entertainment that will be made available at no initial
cost and with no subscription fees to millions of Internet users
around the world. In the roles of human colonists on the virtual
planet Calypso, they will be able to meet and socialize or adventure
into wilderness areas where they will face challenges from wild
indigenous creatures and invading robots.
Information about Project Entropia can be found on the official
website at http://www.project-entropia.com/ and prospective beta
testers can apply at
MindArk (http://www.mindark.com) develops technology solutions that
address the entertainment needs of millions of Internet users. With
novel applications in the interactive entertainment sector and
browser infrastructure, MindArk is a world leader in expanding the