Independent online game and software developer Nevrax announced today that its multi-genre, massively multiplayer RPG, The Saga of Ryzom, enters open beta today, April 13. Community relations and customer support for the beta will be provided by the Themis Group in the United States, and hosting will be provided by Jolt Online Gaming.
The Beta 3 client will be available online exclusively through Gamespy’s Fileplanet download service (www.fileplanet.com). Only subscribers of the Fileplanet service will have access to the open beta the first week, with open admittance beginning the week after. The Beta 3 client will also be distributed as a DVD insert in leading gaming publications in France, Germany and the U.K.
The game is set in the distant future as four Homin races struggle for survival on the planet Atys, which is growing and evolving on its own, sending tendrils into the sky and covering the lands with new life. The Saga will be played out over a period of eight years, during which players will be able to explore Atys and uncover the many hidden mysteries of the Ryzom universe.
Driven by the new RAID (Real-Time Army Invasion Deployment) engine, Ryzom enables players to engage hordes of enemies, build unique characters, create customized special attacks and spells and construct and customize equipment.
To sign up for the beta or learn more about The Saga of Ryzom, visit www.ryzom.com. Players who have registered for the Beta can get customer support and join the community at http://atys.ryzom.com.