GameSpy Industries Teams With Disney Interactive to Bring Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal Online Multi-Player PC Game to Millions of Game Fans

GameSpy.net Online Game Development Tools Bring

Creative Content to Internet Games



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from GameSpy Industries, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this month, millions of
 game fans can enjoy the experience of a simultaneous, online, multi-player 3D
 introduction to an upcoming Disney animated feature film -- thanks to Disney
 Interactive and GameSpy Industries, the premiere provider of services and
 technologies to the games industry.  Through this relationship, GameSpy
 Industries is enabling the online multi-player component of Disney
 Interactive's Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal, a
 specially created, free, 3D multi-player game "prequel" to Disney's Atlantis:
 The Lost Empire June 15th film release, for millions of game fans across the
 Internet.
     GameSpy will host the online multi-player gameplay for Disney's Atlantis:
 The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal prequel, and Disney's Atlantis: The
 Lost Empire - Trial by Fire, the follow-up, expanded retail version of the
 game launching May 15th, through a custom Atlantis-themed version of its
 popular GameSpy Arcade (www.gamespyarcade.com).  This leading online
 multiplayer game service delivers superior online gaming experiences to nearly
 one million consumers around the world.
     "Consumers have always looked to Disney to create their most immersive
 entertainment experiences," said Mark Surfas, president and CEO, GameSpy
 Industries.  "Good creative content transcends media platforms, and we are
 delighted to be part of the Atlantis experience Disney Interactive is
 delivering.  GameSpy is proud to be enabling online multi-player gameplay for
 Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire interactive games."
     The technologies used in the online multi-player gameplay of Disney's
 Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal and Disney's Atlantis: The
 Lost Empire - Trial by Fire are part of GameSpy.net, an infrastructure of
 software, back-end servers, bandwidth, and network operations personnel that
 keep games with online features up and running.  GameSpy.net addresses common
 online game development issues and enables game developers and publishers to
 offer critical online and multi-player functionality in their games,
 regardless of platform.  It provides easy-to-implement cross-platform tools
 and back-end services that support the features gamers have come to expect in
 their games, including matchmaking, online competition and game persistence.
     Game developers gain access to the GameSpy.net infrastructure through the
 GameSpy.net toolkits, a dozen cross-platform tools that address common
 functions necessary to online games, including multiplayer networking,
 matchmaking, chat, online competition and anti-piracy detection.  Developers
 can pick and choose from these tools that work together as a suite or
 independently.  Designed to save time, lower development costs, and integrate
 seamlessly into existing code, the GameSpy.net toolkits were developed by
 GameSpy to simplify the process of adding online and multi-player
 functionality to games.
     GameSpy.net has already won widespread support from the game developer and
 publisher communities.  It is the official online gaming infrastructure for
 top game publishers such as Activision, Interplay, Gathering of Developers,
 Crave Entertainment, Strategy First and Wizard Works.  In addition, over 100
 developers use the GameSpy.net infrastructure today to enable popular
 multi-player and online features in their games.
 
     About GameSpy Industries:
     Founded in 1995, GameSpy Industries, Inc., is the leading online consumer
 and business services company focused on the expanding games market.
 GameSpy's Consumer Division creates superior game and editorial experiences
 for the enjoyment of more than five million gamers located in more than 100
 countries worldwide.  GameSpy's Business Services Division operates under the
 GameSpy.net brand and is the premiere provider of online gaming infrastructure
 and technologies to the PC, Mac and console games industry.  It is the
 official online infrastructure provider for leading game publishers such as
 Activision, Eidos, WizardWorks, Interplay and Gathering of Developers.
 GameSpy's technologies have become the industry standard in multi-player
 gaming, back-end systems/infrastructure and cross-platform developer tools for
 the $8-billion interactive entertainment industry.  GameSpy Industries is the
 manager of the gaming world's data -- tracking over 20,000 servers and
 millions of gamers and game installations.  GameSpy Industries is
 headquartered in Irvine, California.  Intel servers power the GameSpy Network
 of Web sites.  About Disney Interactive Disney Interactive, part of the Disney
 Consumer Products division of The Walt Disney Company, develops, markets and
 globally distributes a wide variety of interactive entertainment, educational
 and sports CD-ROMs and video games.  For more information on Disney
 Interactive's products, visit www.disneyinteractive.com.  For more
 information, visit the company's site at: www.gamespyindustries.com.
 
 

SOURCE GameSpy Industries, Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this month, millions of
 game fans can enjoy the experience of a simultaneous, online, multi-player 3D
 introduction to an upcoming Disney animated feature film -- thanks to Disney
 Interactive and GameSpy Industries, the premiere provider of services and
 technologies to the games industry.  Through this relationship, GameSpy
 Industries is enabling the online multi-player component of Disney
 Interactive's Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal, a
 specially created, free, 3D multi-player game "prequel" to Disney's Atlantis:
 The Lost Empire June 15th film release, for millions of game fans across the
 Internet.
     GameSpy will host the online multi-player gameplay for Disney's Atlantis:
 The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal prequel, and Disney's Atlantis: The
 Lost Empire - Trial by Fire, the follow-up, expanded retail version of the
 game launching May 15th, through a custom Atlantis-themed version of its
 popular GameSpy Arcade (www.gamespyarcade.com).  This leading online
 multiplayer game service delivers superior online gaming experiences to nearly
 one million consumers around the world.
     "Consumers have always looked to Disney to create their most immersive
 entertainment experiences," said Mark Surfas, president and CEO, GameSpy
 Industries.  "Good creative content transcends media platforms, and we are
 delighted to be part of the Atlantis experience Disney Interactive is
 delivering.  GameSpy is proud to be enabling online multi-player gameplay for
 Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire interactive games."
     The technologies used in the online multi-player gameplay of Disney's
 Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal and Disney's Atlantis: The
 Lost Empire - Trial by Fire are part of GameSpy.net, an infrastructure of
 software, back-end servers, bandwidth, and network operations personnel that
 keep games with online features up and running.  GameSpy.net addresses common
 online game development issues and enables game developers and publishers to
 offer critical online and multi-player functionality in their games,
 regardless of platform.  It provides easy-to-implement cross-platform tools
 and back-end services that support the features gamers have come to expect in
 their games, including matchmaking, online competition and game persistence.
     Game developers gain access to the GameSpy.net infrastructure through the
 GameSpy.net toolkits, a dozen cross-platform tools that address common
 functions necessary to online games, including multiplayer networking,
 matchmaking, chat, online competition and anti-piracy detection.  Developers
 can pick and choose from these tools that work together as a suite or
 independently.  Designed to save time, lower development costs, and integrate
 seamlessly into existing code, the GameSpy.net toolkits were developed by
 GameSpy to simplify the process of adding online and multi-player
 functionality to games.
     GameSpy.net has already won widespread support from the game developer and
 publisher communities.  It is the official online gaming infrastructure for
 top game publishers such as Activision, Interplay, Gathering of Developers,
 Crave Entertainment, Strategy First and Wizard Works.  In addition, over 100
 developers use the GameSpy.net infrastructure today to enable popular
 multi-player and online features in their games.
 
     About GameSpy Industries:
     Founded in 1995, GameSpy Industries, Inc., is the leading online consumer
 and business services company focused on the expanding games market.
 GameSpy's Consumer Division creates superior game and editorial experiences
 for the enjoyment of more than five million gamers located in more than 100
 countries worldwide.  GameSpy's Business Services Division operates under the
 GameSpy.net brand and is the premiere provider of online gaming infrastructure
 and technologies to the PC, Mac and console games industry.  It is the
 official online infrastructure provider for leading game publishers such as
 Activision, Eidos, WizardWorks, Interplay and Gathering of Developers.
 GameSpy's technologies have become the industry standard in multi-player
 gaming, back-end systems/infrastructure and cross-platform developer tools for
 the $8-billion interactive entertainment industry.  GameSpy Industries is the
 manager of the gaming world's data -- tracking over 20,000 servers and
 millions of gamers and game installations.  GameSpy Industries is
 headquartered in Irvine, California.  Intel servers power the GameSpy Network
 of Web sites.  About Disney Interactive Disney Interactive, part of the Disney
 Consumer Products division of The Walt Disney Company, develops, markets and
 globally distributes a wide variety of interactive entertainment, educational
 and sports CD-ROMs and video games.  For more information on Disney
 Interactive's products, visit www.disneyinteractive.com.  For more
 information, visit the company's site at: www.gamespyindustries.com.
 
 SOURCE  GameSpy Industries, Inc.