Loark: ClapAlong Exclusive License Rights for Loark
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Power Hosts Technology Ltd and Power Hosts LLC (ClapAlong.com) announce today that they have purchased the exclusive publishing rights of Loark for the US market at 19.86 million Chinese yuan (equal to 3.13 million USD).
According to ClapAlong, Loark, a thin-Java-client web-based action RPG, developed by Handseeing, is the best MMO product they’ve seen in the last two years at the Game Developers Conference (GDC).
The exhibition hall of the GDC has been known to be filled with game demos that come with cutting edge technology. The one that has been shining is Loark. Loark is a truly cross-platform real-time multiplayer 3D action RPG that’s critically acclaimed for the last two years at GDC. Critics say Loark, as a web-based game with so much bandwidth and technology limitation, has outshined its client-based counterparts, such as Torchlight and Diablo2, especially the graphical special effects of the fight sequences.
Loark is a cooperative action RPG. It’s a mash between Diablo and tower defense (one of the most popular genres in recent years). Loark is also a free massive multiplayer online game featuring three character species (factions) with thousands of concurrently online players interacting with one another. The game is built entirely based on Java with proprietary platform technology and Handseeing’s own JGNet. JGNet is the research project founded since 2009 in partnership with Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Labs).
Loark’s alpha release date is set at Christmas this year. ClapAlong is expressing great enthusiasm as the release draws near. As their Product Manager Candy Zhang puts it, “Loark is going to make a lot of gamers leap for joy and it’s going to be the highlight of my career!”
About ClapAlong‘s Companies
Power Hosts Technology Ltd and Power Hosts LLC are a global group of web-based game operators, distributors and publishers with coverage in the US, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and Germany. It has launched dozens of game servers based on strategy and action RPG web-based game titles, such as Batheo.
Handseeing is a full-fledged game development studio with end-to-end capability. Working solely on Java with its own proprietary platform technology JGNet, Handseeing has been creating games, such as Loark, that offer the most awing graphical experience in the competitive Java-based game industry, participated by other world-class MMO developers, such as Jagex Games Studio.
* Note: The logo of Torchlight is owned by Runic Game, Diablo2 owned by BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT and Java logo owned by Oracle.
SOURCE Handseeing; ClapAlong