Digital Tome Press Release
Delivering on the promise of being the industry's first Episodic Game Novel, Digital Tome has released Chapter two of its Siege of Avalon title for direct delivery to gamer's computer desktops from their website at www.siege-of-avalon.com. More than a sequel, an Episodic Chapter is the next installment of a whole game novel spanning six parts, an innovation in electronic entertainment.
"We're really excited about this next Chapter in the Siege of Avalon saga," said Van Collins, Digital Tome's Creative Director. "Chapter one provides players with a complete quest and up to 15 or 20 hours of quality adventuring, but like a chapter in a novel, it sets the stage for a much larger story and introduces a compelling scenario that unfolds over the subsequent episodes."
Digital Tome operates an online discussion forum on their web where player's of the Game Novel interact, discuss their experiences, and engage in active dialogs with the companys game designers. In response to player suggestions, important new features have already been added. "The beauty of creating Episodic Game Novels is that we can continue to add enhancements and incorporate player feedback right on through the climax in Chapter six. These changes have opened up whole new opportunities in our Chapter designs," noted James Shiflett, Technology Director.
Collins remarked, "This first continuation Chapter embodies everything we've dreamed about when we first came up with the idea for episodic games two years ago. Chapter one does a great job in establishing the basic story and introducing the key characters. Building on this foundation we have been able to really focus on larger and more complex new environments, and richer more intricate dialogs and character personalities in Chapter two."
Siege of Avalon is a medieval-themed role-playing game. Chapter one is available free at www.siege-of-avalon.com; all subsequent Chapters cost $9.95 and will be released every few weeks.
Also in development is Pillars of Avalon, Digital Tome's first full-sized game novel. Digital Tome plans to introduce distinct new game novels about every nine months, with each offering up to 25 full-length Chapters.
More information regarding Siege of Avalon can be found at their website by clicking here.
October 10th, 2000
The Siege of Avalon Website