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2011-06-14 08:22:00

NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Island, a free to play MMO today released its first originally produced, in-house content for its game on the Entropia Universe platform. The unique content will provide players with the most user-friendly starter experience possible. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110614/NY19074LOGO ) "After nearly three years of development, we have created activities, quests and gameplay that are in sync with our vision," said David Post,...

2011-01-04 10:25:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful pre-launch "media and pioneers-only" month-long open play session, Next Island is opening its virtual doors to casual and hardcore gamers to experience the next generation of virtual world entertainment and massively multiplayer online social gaming. New players can sign-up now on NextIsland.com, download the free client, create an avatar and discover a virtual world inhabited by strange beasts, space/time anomalies and a vibrant...

2010-11-12 03:00:00

GOTEBORG, Sweden, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- First Planet Company, developer and publisher of Planet Calypso, the oldest planet in the Massively Multiplayer Online Game Entropia Universe, announced today that the largest Asteroid Space Resort property, largely known for housing Club NeverDie, has been broken up into smaller portions and sold off to new investors. The total purchase price for the parcels was $635,000.00 USD giving its original owner a stunning ROI of 535% in just five...

2010-05-11 10:01:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NEVERDIE Studios has announced the launch of ROCKtropia, the first virtual music world and the first independently developed virtual planet in MindArk's Entropia Universe. Created by virtual world pioneer and entrepreneur Jon "NEVERDIE" Jacobs, the planet introduces a revolutionary, highly interactive venue for artists to connect with their fans while also creating a new revenue stream in the music space and a platform for artists to pursue fame and...

2010-04-07 03:00:00

GOTEBORG, Sweden, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MindArk PE AB, developer of the Entropia Platform and publisher of Entropia Universe, announced today the launch of the first independently developed virtual planet in Entropia Universe. "Rocktropia" is a themed adventure world for music fans, developed by NEVERDIE Studios of Los Angeles using the Entropia Platform. Jan Welter Timkrans, founder and CEO of MindArk comments, "The Entropia Platform is the result of several years' work that has...

2010-02-05 10:20:00

GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- First Planet Company, developer and publisher of the largest real money Massively Multiplayer Online Game, announced today the sale of a legendary Virtual Egg for an a stunning $69,696.00 USD. This comes on the heels of the Crystal Palace Station's recent sale for a record-breaking $330,000.00 USD. Jon "NEVERDIE" Jacobs held a public auction Sunday, inside Planet Calypso, and sold the Virtual Egg to David Storey aka Deathifier. Deathifier owns...

2010-01-05 04:00:00

GOTEBORG, Sweden, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- First Planet Company, developer and publisher of the largest real cash economy MMORPG, announced today the results of the public auction of the Crystal Palace Space Station. The winning bidder acquired the property for a record-breaking $330,000.00 USD. The previous record was confirmed in the Guinness World Records book in 2008. It featured another piece of property in the Planet Calypso game bought for $100,000 USD as "The Most Expensive...

2009-12-08 04:00:00

GOTEBORG, Sweden, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- First Planet Company, developer and publisher of the largest real cash economy MMORPG, announced today that the online public auction of the Crystal Palace Space Station will begin on December 14th, 2009. The winning bidder will acquire the property deed plus obtain exclusive taxation rights for activities. Crystal Palace is already an extremely popular hunting destination that is in orbit around Planet Calypso. This auction is the third major...

2009-12-04 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Island, a new free-to-download and free-to-play virtual world developed on the Entropia Universe platform is now accepting sign-ups for its open beta expected mid January. The first 1000 players who sign-up now at www.nextisland.com will get a virtual goods starter pack and will have the opportunity to help shape the development of this new online world. Envisioned as a beautiful and exciting paradise, Next Island is designed to attract the rapidly...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

SEE Virtual Worlds, LLC, a new division of SEE Touring Attractions Inc. - the award-winning company behind many successful and innovative themed touring exhibitions, including Star Trek The Tour and Titanic Official Movie Tour - today announced a partnership with Mindark PE AB, the Swedish developer and creator of the Entropia Universe, to expand popular Hollywood properties into full, stand-alone virtual planets utilizing the Entropia Universe Virtual World Platform. "I believe that this...


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