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Bigpoint to Develop The Mummy Franchise Into a Massively Multiplayer Online Videogame

June 3, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The global market leader in
browser-based Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG), Bigpoint,
(http://www.bigpoint.com) today announced that it is developing a
browser-based MMOG based upon Universal Pictures’ The Mummy film franchise.
Developed in partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, The Mummy
Online will only be available online at http://www.bigpoint.com and will be
delivered to gamers worldwide in Winter 2010.

In The Mummy Online, a free-to-play Action-RPG MMO game with adventure
elements inspired by the films, players will take on heroic roles as
adventure seekers with various talents and skills that will allow their
characters to be unique within the MMO virtual world. Set in Egypt during the
first half of the twentieth century, gamers will experience familiar
environments and key characters from the film franchises as they battle
against each other and ancient evil.

The Mummy film franchise has been an entertainment powerhouse taking its
characters across the world to face some of archeology’s greatest mysteries
and leading to exciting film sequels, theme park attractions, video games and
more.

“The Mummy franchise is chock full of exotic settings, supernatural
enemies, exciting quests, and over the top action,” said Bill Kispert, Vice
President and GM Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. “It
is ripe with gameplay possibilities, and we look forward to extending our
relationship with Bigpoint to bring the world of The Mummy to life for
gamers.”

“We are excited to adapt this popular film franchise for the global
online games market,” explains Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint.
“By leveraging our mastery of browser-based games technology and Universal
Pictures’ popular entertainment property, Bigpoint is quickly becoming one of
the leading publishers of licensed games.”

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with The Mummy film
franchise,” said Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell Games. “The action-packed story
of Egyptian mythology and 1930′s fortune hunters provides a great backdrop
for our team to build an awesome online game experience.”

The Mummy Online is developed with Unity technology for MMOG audiences.
This platform independent engine makes it possible to produce real-time 3D
applications such as MMO games in any internet browser with exceptionally
high quality graphics without having to download a client. The game is being
developed in multiple languages by Schell Games (http://www.schellgames.com),
a Pittsburgh based development studio helmed by game design visionary Jesse
Schell
.

The teaser website for The Mummy Online is available at
http://www.themummy.bigpoint.com.

    Additional Links:
    Boilerplates: ftp://ftp-anonymous-pub.bigpoint.net/Boilerplates/
    The Mummy Online - Keyvisual and Logo:
    ftp://ftp-anonymous-pub.bigpoint.net/The_Mummy/

    Contact:

    Bigpoint GmbH
    Janine Griffel
    Head of PR
    Tel.: +49-(0)40-881413-163
    Fax: +49-(0)40-881413-7163
    E-mail: j.griffel@bigpoint.net

    Erik Reynolds
    PR Consultant on behalf of Bigpoint
    Tel. +1-(310)-717-7727
    E-mail: e.reynolds@bigpoint.net

SOURCE Bigpoint GmbH


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