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Encyclopedia > EA Mythic
Electronic Arts Mythic
Type Public (NASDAQERTS)
Founded 1995
Headquarters Fairfax, Virginia
Key people Mark Jacobs, General Manager
Rob Denton, Chief Operations Officer
Matt Shaw, Chief Technical Officer
Industry Computer and video game industry
Entertainment industry
Website www.mythicentertainment.com

Mythic Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Interworld Productions) is a computer game developer in Fairfax, Virginia which is most widely recognized for developing the 2001 massively multiplayer online role-playing game Dark Age of Camelot. Mythic has been a prolific creator of multiplayer online games since its formation in the mid 1990s. Image File history File links Ealogo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... Mark Jacobs is President and CEO of Mythic Entertainment, Inc. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The entertainment industry consists of a large number of sub-industries devoted to entertainment. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... Players interacting in Ultima Online, a classic MMORPG. Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is a genre of online computer role-playing games (CRPGs) in which a large number of players interact with one another in a virtual world. ... Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ... Online gaming redirects here. ...


Electronic Arts purchased Mythic Entertainment on June 20, 2006. [1] Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Mythic Entertainment (after August 2006, EA Mythic) is one of the pioneers in online game development. It is best known for its 2001 #1 world bestselling MMORPG, Dark Age of Camelot, although it has developed many other smaller titles as well. EA Mythic is currently working on the MMO Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, which is slated for release in Autumn 2008. Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ...


Mythic originally evolved from two early Washington, DC (USA) area online game development companies. The first was Adventures Unlimited Software Inc. (AUSI), was founded in 1984 By Mark Jacobs when it launched Aradath, a commercial online RPG which charged US$40 per month. AUSI later developed games for GEnie, creating an online version of Diplomacy with Eric Raymond in 1990, and Dragon's Gate in 1985, originally inspired by Aradath. Mark Jacobs was the president of AUSI and other developers there would later work for Mythic. [2] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Genie (disambiguation). ... Diplomacy is a strategic board game created by Allan B. Calhamer in 1954 and released commercially in 1959. ... Eric S. Raymond Eric Steven Raymond (born December 4, 1957) (often referred to by his initials, ESR) is the author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar and the present maintainer of the Jargon File (also known as The New Hackers Dictionary). Though the Jargon File established his original reputation... Dragons Gate was an interactive, real time, text-based multi user online fantasy role-playing game, sometimes referred to as a MUD. It was one of the longest running pay-for-play online games in the world, it opened to the public in the spring of 1991 on GEnie. ... Mark Jacobs is President and CEO of Mythic Entertainment, Inc. ...


The other half of Mythic Entertanment was Interesting Systems, Inc., founded by Rob Denton, Matt Firor, Don Cambpell, and Roger Shropshire in Fairfax, VA, in 1990. Prior to the founding of Mythic Entertainment, ISI had developed one multi-user BBS text-based roleplaying game called "Tempest", which was later renamed Darkness Falls. Darkness Falls would later provide the codebase for Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic's hugely successful MMORPG released in 2001. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Darkness Falls was an online game created by Mythic Entertainment that was available on GameStorm and AOL in the 1990s. ... Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ...


Mythic Entertainment was officially formed in 1995 when AUSI (Mark Jacobs) and ISI (Rob Denton) joined together. Its original name was Interworld Productions, but due to a conflict with another "Interworld" (a web development company), in November 1997 the name was changed to Mythic Entertainment.


Mythic made numerous online games in the mid and late 1990s, ranging from online action first-person shooters to online RPGs. Some titles include Silent Death Online, Magestorm Millennium, Darkness Falls: The Crusade, ID4 Online, Spellbinder: The Nexus Conflict, and Splatterball. The original AUSI game Dragon's Gate was transferred from GEnie to America Online in 1996. This article is about video games. ... Silent Death Online aka SDO was a top-view spaceship fighter game that was created by Mythic Entertainment after purchasing the rights to Silent Death from ICE when it went bankrupt. ... screenshot of Magestorm Magestorm (since 2001, Magestorm Millennium) is an online-only first-person shooter using magical spells as weapons. ... ID4 Online (2000), known more formally as Independence Day Online, was an arena-based action game developed by Mythic Entertainment, and which has been published by Centropolis Entertainment. ... Splatterball was a popular paintball-style online game provided by AOL and GameStorm services beginning in 1997. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


In March 2001, Silent Death: Online was transferred from AOL to the EA.com Platinum game service, where it resided for 8 months, before EA's "sunset announcement" in November 2001, announced the shutting down of the game on December 6. For several years, the game has retained a large fanbase, and many still hope for the resurrection of the game some day. is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dark Age of Camelot

Mythic started Dark Age of Camelot development in late 1999. The company invested $3.2 million developing the game, a significant budgetary leap for the company considering this amount was more than double the sum used for all its previous games. Dark Age of Camelot was also the company's first massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ... Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ...


Dark Age of Camelot development was led by Rob Denton, as lead programmer, and by Matt Firor as Producer. The original concept for the game was conceived by Mark Jacobs. Design for the game was accomplished by a team of Mythic employees, including Denton, Firor, and Jacobs, as well as programmer Brian Axelson, who designed the game's innovative (for its time) combat system. Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Mark Jacobs is President and CEO of Mythic Entertainment, Inc. ...


Dark Age of Camelot was published by Vivendi Universal and launched smoothly in October 2001, earning respect and commercial success in the market. The game continues its success and has spawned several expansions. Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ... Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French conglomerate active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ...


Dark Age of Camelot support and development continues, in parallel with other EA Mythic projects, such as the 2005-announced Warhammer Online. Warhammer Online is a forthcoming MMORPG based on the Warhammer Fantasy universe. ...


Mythic / Microsoft Lawsuit

Mythic sued Microsoft in December 2003 for trademark infringement and unfair competition regarding the name of Microsoft's Mythica MMORPG, which was in development at that time. On May 25, 2004, three months after the game was cancelled, Mythic announced that the case was settled and that Microsoft agreed to not use the Mythica name on new online computer games and to not register it as a trademark. Also as part of the deal, Microsoft gave all Mythica-related trademarks and domain names to Mythic. [3] Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Mythica was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was based on Norse mythology. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Corporate Honors

Mythic Entertainment is one of the fastest growing private technology companies. It has been listed on the Deloitte Technology 500 list of fastest growing (by revenue) technology companies in North America since 2002. In 2004 it ranked 106th with a 2,226% increase in revenue over the past five years. It also ranked 36th on Inc. magazine's 500 fastest growing private companies in America in 2003. Mythic also received the largest investment given to an independent game developer when TA Associates invested $32 million in March 2003. Mythic is also notable for sharing earnings with its employees, which they credit as contributing to strong employee retention. [4] Deloitte & Touche (also referred to as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and branded as Deloitte. ... A corporation (usually known in the United Kingdom and Ireland as a company) is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name...


Imperator

In 2002, Mythic announced it was working on a new title, a science-fiction themed MMO called Imperator Online. This MMORPG based on an alternate history where the Roman Republic never fell, and advanced to be a space-travelling multi-planet Empire. Imperator was originally slated to be launched in winter 2005, but on July 17, 2005 Mythic announced that it was being postponed indefinitely, with no new release date announced. Imperator Online was to have been a new MMORPG developed by Mythic Entertainment. ... Alternate history (fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the state which existed from the 6th century BC to the 1st century BC. For the state which existed in the 18th century, see Roman Republic (18th century). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


List of Games

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Electronic Arts

Mythic was purchased by Electronic Arts in the summer of 2006. Mark Jacobs continues as General Manager of EA Mythic, which is now an Electronic Arts studio. As part of the acquisition, EA Mythic now controls not only Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, but also the older EA MMORPG, Ultima Online. Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ... Ultima Online (UO) is a popular graphical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), released on September 25, 1997, by Origin Systems. ...


Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

During the E3 trade show, on May 18, 2005, Mythic announced that it had licensed the Warhammer IP and was starting to work on a new MMO, Warhammer Online. This title is scheduled for release in the second Quarter of 2008. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the tabletop games, see Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000. ... Warhammer Online is a forthcoming MMORPG based on the Warhammer Fantasy universe. ...


External links

  • Mythic Entertainment, Inc., official website
  • Mythic Realms, information archive of Mythic's older games
  • Centropolis Games, information archive of Mythic's older games
  • Inc. 500 (2003), profile for Mythic Entertainment

 
 

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