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Old 21 August 2003, 21:28   #1
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Chaos Engine online !!!!!



The veteran developer partners with Nicely Crafted Entertainment to seek out new online ventures

15:58 UK developers The Bitmap Brothers and Nicely Crafted Entertainment (responsible for MMORTS Time of Defiance) have announced that they've joined forces to work together "on a number of exciting new products". Part of this team-up will involve the creation of an online version of Bitmap's classic 16-bit blaster Chaos Engine.
Under the partnership, The Bitmap Brothers and Nicely Crafted Entertainment (NiCE) will share technology and intellectual properties, and as well as re-inventing Chaos Engine in online form will explore "new genres for MMOG entertainment".

The developers will also work together to create an online version of The Bitmap Bros. World War II strategy title Frontline Command. Which is odd, because we thought it was online already. Although not "massively".

Speaking about the team-up, The Bitmap Brothers' managing director Mike Montgomery commented: "This is an exciting time for us and we're looking forward to this new venture hugely. Toby Simpson and his team are a great bunch, and between us we aim to create some stunning titles."

"I am looking forward to applying some of Bitmap's creative magic to a new genre," he said.

NiCE's managing director Toby Simpson also gave some words on the partnership: "Our revolutionary scalable AliceServer technology married with The Bitmap Brothers' product designs and development heritage will allow us to create MMOG titles that we'd all only previously dreamt of."

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