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    Published on 04-07-2010 12:24 PM
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    Pocket Legends is available now for FREE DOWNLOAD for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android Devices!

    For more details, to watch video or game images, please visit www.PocketLegends.com.

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    Published on 03-29-2010 03:20 PM   



    Pocket Legends is available now for the iPad, iPhone and iPod!

    Pocket Legends is a Mobile Massively Multiplayer Game available for the iPod, iPhone and iPad devices. It is a 3d online role-playing game where you can join thousands of players from around the world. Play with your friends and make new friends online. Cooperate to undertake wild adventures in endless dungeon campaigns!

    Play with anyone, anytime, anywhere!

    Once upon a time, the Elf Queen of ĎAlterraí called upon animal heroes from every corner of the realm to take arms and save the kingdom from the forces of evil. With zombies spilling out of their tombs, treacherous mercenaries running amok in the castle, yetis stinking up the ice caves, demons, giant skeletons and crabby crocodiles... itíll be no easy task!

    Become a part of this unique animal fantasy epic!

    • Assume the role of a powerful bear-like Ursan Warrior, master of all bladed weapons.
    • Become an Avian Archer, an agile hunter and marksman, expert with the bow.
    • Follow the path of the Elf Enchantress, able to command all of natureís great and terrible power.

    Pocket Legends - itís a great big world in here!
    by Published on 03-28-2010 04:39 PM

    Click here for all the official press documents!
    by Published on 03-25-2010 09:34 AM

    In anticipation of our upcoming launch, we have revamped the website. C'mon in, look around, and please register!
    by Published on 03-24-2010 01:35 PM

    We are excited to announce that our product will launch on Saturday, April 3rd! The development has been done in secrecy (itís neither Blackstar nor Empire of Night), and we are almost ready to show our baby to the world. Thanks for all of your support, and stay tuned for a revolutionary experience!



    Over 150 million play sessions worldwide have been Powered by Spacetime.

    Spacetime Studios' unique real time gaming technology platform was built over a period of six years by some of the world's most experienced MMO developers. It enables Spacetime to do things that no one else on the planet can, with rapid and stable content releases to a world-wide audience across a wide breadth of platforms. Featuring a complete Build/Deploy/Service infrastructure, the Spacetime Engine has the power to do:


    • Unified Mobile and Desktop Gameplay: All players (iOS / Android / PC / Mac/ Linux) log into the same game through Spacetime Accounts
    • Global Connectivity: 200+ countries play together on the same server in the same game world
    • Multiple Networks: Edge, Wifi, 3G and 4G with < 1K / second data transfer
    • Agile Development and Deployment: Live content updated any time (every 1.5 days on average in Pocket Legends)
    • Efficient Performance: Supports low end devices (iPod Touch / Android 2.0)


    Engine
    • Custom-created MMO engine with full client/server networking support architected to meet the demands of the most compelling MMOGs, from subscription to free-to-play
    • Cross-platform, secure, scalable, flexible, and maintainable C++ codebase, currently running on Windows, Linux, and Mac
    • Heavily multi-threaded, utilizing multi-core processors where possible
    • Database support for persisting account, world and character state
    • Both code and data support localization for translation
    • Supports objects hierarchies and construction of objects with complex behaviors
    • Zone-based architecture with instancing allowing thousands of players per world
    • Dynamic collision system
    • File system uses xml (for development) or binary (for deployment) files interchangeably
    • Architected to integrate easily with Publisherís core services, e.g., authentication, billing, chat, etc.
    • iPhone client support


    Renderer

    • Next-generation graphics engine with full support for shaders, falling back to the fixed function pipeline for lower-end hardware
    • Both DirectX and OpenGL supported
    • High dynamic range rendering
    • Per-pixel lighting w/ shadows per light source and support for projected texture lights
    • Shader material system allows global control of material parameters
    • Character animation system with full data-driven animation state machine
    • Advanced particle system
    • Timeline-based client effects system used to integrate particle systems, lights, sounds, animation events, etc.
    • Full support for static mesh, skeleton, skeletal mesh, and shader levels of detail


    Game Systems

    • Support for both character and vehicle avatars
    • Support for real-time, projectile-based combat in addition to RPG-based combat
    • Ability system used for combat, skills, and buffs
    • State-machine-based artificial intelligence for non-player characters with pathfinding
    • NPC conversation system with complex branching
    • Quest/mission system sets and tracks player goals and objectives with support for loot and rewards
    • Integrated item, inventory, and wearable system allows rich character customization
    • "Conflict Zone" system allows multi-player PVP instances with an alternate set of gameplay rules than the shared spaces
    • Additional player-focused game systems include roles, experience and advancement, and achievements


    Tools

    • Custom Autodesk 3ds Max exporter which exports appearance data directly into engine formats
    • Unified editor used to create and edit all game content (zones, items, quests, etc.) with full version control integration
    • Content validation upon check-in checks for problems before they are committed to the project
    • Build system complies code and validates content whenever any source code or data changes, and build tools allow any team member to easily request and retrieve the latest (or any) build
    • Code and data split between client/server where appropriate
    • Automated testing suites for both code and data
    • Crash report generation and evaluation
    • Internal debugging and profiling tools
    • Asset tracking and management


    Partners

    • Umbra (occlusion culling)
    • Scaleform GFx (user interface)
    • Fmod (audio)
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