It has been a relatively light week for the DC*MMO crew. There hasn’t been a lot of movement in terms of new companies or games coming to Dragon*Con, but we are going to focus our efforts on some of the non-Blizzard companies out there this week.
Jumpgate Evolution from NetDevil is high on our list of targeted companies. It seems like everyone and their fairy godmother is looking for a Sci-Fi themed MMO, and these guys will be going live in June. With a little luck, we’ll be getting them to Dragon*Con to give you guys an up-close and personal look at the game.
We will also be talking with 38 Studios this week about their game, code named Copernicus. Since I am a notorious Boston Red Sox fan, you can imagine that I’m really looking forward to this release. If you don’t know what the Sox have to do with this game, 38 Studios’ CEO is Curt Schilling, former pitcher, and major gaming fanatic, for the Red Sox.
Our tireless crew of motley mischief makers is working hard on a couple of art projects for this year’s convention. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I think you’ll like it. We are in a deep debate on what we should call our WoW-themed competition event at this year’s convention. Last year, we had Gnome Punting, Gnome Tossing, a dance contest, and other activities that set members of the Horde against members of the Alliance. This year, we are going to expand on that theme and plan a party around it. If you have suggestions for what we can call this little festival of mayhem, please let us know.
We also have our first podcast under our belts. Krystalle and I give you all the inside scoop on what’s happening in MMO land. Make sure you listen all the way to the very end for some entertaining outtakes. (and since this was our first podcast, there were more than a few to choose from)