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Crowdfunded game Crowfall reaches 50,000 Backers

Friday, September 28, 2018

Community momentum continues as project amasses more than $20m in total budget

AUSTIN, Texas, September 28, 2018 — Independent Game developer, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc., announced today that the company has surpassed more than 50,000 backers and nearly 300,000 registered players for its highly anticipated Throne War Game, Crowfall™.

“The support from our community has been nothing short of amazing,” said J. Todd Coleman, co-founder and creative director. “We set out to build something unique -- a bold, audacious vision that ‘industry experts’ told us would never work. Our community has not only validated that vision, but they have become a critical partner in helping us build it.”

A new type of massively-multiplayer experience, Crowfall is the first online Throne War - you can win; a dynamic virtual world where players take the role of kings, queens, mercenaries and assassins vying for supremacy in the quest for glory, wealth and power.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” explained DebySue Wolfcale, VP of marketing. “ArtCraft didn’t build this community—the players did. To amass such a large, vibrant community without any formal marketing speaks volumes. The Crowfall vision clearly resonates.”

ArtCraft President and Co-founder Gordon Walton added, “We are extremely grateful to those who have come on board to supported us, both as backers and as testers. We see our community almost as an extension of our development team; we are harnessing the creative energy of thousands of players to help us build this game.”

One of the most highly anticipated online games in development, Crowfall has amassed a budget of more than $20 million in crowdfunding, licensing and investment. The game is currently in pre-alpha testing with servers located in the U.S., EU and Brazil and supports English, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Portuguese. The game is expected to launch globally on PC in 2019.

Details about Crowfall can be found at www.crowfall.com. For updated screen art, click the following link: Crowfall/ACEnt press kit.

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site at https://crowfall.com or contact us via email at press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

ARTCRAFT ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES HIRING OF NEW MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Thursday, August 16, 2018

DebySue Wolfcale to spearhead marketing as Crowfall nears launch

AUSTIN, Texas, August 16, 2018 — Independent game developer, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. announced today the addition of DebySue Wolfcale as the company’s vice president of marketing. Wolfcale comes to ArtCraft from BioWare/Electronic Arts, where she was brand director for Bioware’s emergent live service marketing, senior director for online marketing at Bioware, and follows a seven-year tenure with Sony Online Entertainment as the director of global brand marketing.

“We are thrilled that DebySue is aboard here at ArtCraft,” said Gordon Walton, president and executive producer at ArtCraft Entertainment. “She brings a wealth of experience to our team and has directed brand marketing efforts for some of the most successful MMO titles ever launched.”

Wolfcale will be overseeing the global brand and product marketing initiatives for ArtCraft’s highly anticipated Throne War game, Crowfall™. Currently in pre-alpha testing, the game will be playable at next week’s annual Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany.

Wolfcale’s marketing and brand credits include Ultima Online™, EverQuest Online™, Star Wars™: Galaxies™, DC Universe™ Online, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ and Mass Effect™: Andromeda.

“DebySue’s hiring is a huge leap forward for our company,” noted J. Todd Coleman, ArtCraft’s CEO and chief creative officer. “We need bold, energetic leadership to help us transition our focus from product development to a live game service and DebySue is one of a handful of executives in the industry with the experience and vision to get us there.”

“I’m ecstatic to be joining a team that is so community focused,” explained Wolfcale. “The players are an integral part of the ArtCraft development process and have been since the start. This team is motivated to build games that drive long-term loyalty which is critical to building a strong brand.”

Crowfall has established itself as one of the most highly anticipated independently-developed online games in the world, raising more than $20 million in funding from backers, investors and partners.

Details about Crowfall can be found at www.crowfall.com. For a downloadable press kit, click the following link: Crowfall/ACEnt press kit.

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site at http://www.crowfall.com or contact us via email at: press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

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ArtCraft Entertainment and 4game Announce International Distribution Agreement for Crowfall in Russia/CIS

Monday, July 30, 2018

Localized version of Crowfall to be offered to 55 million players on the 4game platform

AUSTIN, Texas, July 27, 2018 — Independent game developer ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a formal partnership agreement with Innova Co. SARL to bring their flagship MMO title, Crowfall®, to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

“Innova has achieved an amazing degree of success and experience building and launching competitive Massively Multiplayer Online games in Russia and the CIS," explained Gordon Walton, president and executive producer at ArtCraft Entertainment. "They have amassed more than 55 million players on the 4game network by offering some of the most engaging, successful MMOs in the world. Crowfall will be a perfect addition to the platform."

A new type of massively-multiplayer experience, Crowfall is the first online Throne War, a dynamic virtual world where players take the role of kings, queens, mercenaries and assassins vying for supremacy in the quest for glory, wealth and power.

Alexander Harutyunyan, CEO of Innova, said “We are thrilled to be able to launch Crowfall to our very eager MMO player base in Russia and the CIS. And we are just as excited to be working with the ArtCraft team. They are a highly experienced team with a long track record of success and Crowfall is one of the most highly anticipated MMOs out there today.”

Crowfall differs from standard MMOs in that each server represents a single “campaign" with a unique map, unique rules, and a limited timeframe. Each campaign lasts only a few months before one guild or alliance conquers the map and wins, and the players move on to the next campaign.

"Gamers in the Russia/CIS territory are known to be hyper-competitive," notes J. Todd Coleman, ArtCraft Entertainment CEO and Chief Creative Officer. "Crowfall is a fantastic fit for this audience, as the nature of our game – the first online Throne War – will give them a chance to prove their dominance like never before.”

Crowfall has established itself as one of the most highly anticipated independently-developed online games in the world, raising more than $20 million in funding from backers, investors and partners.

Details about Crowfall can be found at www.crowfall.com. For a downloadable press kit, click the following link: Crowfall/ACEnt press kit.

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site at http://www.crowfall.com or contact us via email at: press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

About Innova and the 4Game platform
Starting from summer 2018 all Innova games are launched in the proprietary 4game Center desktop application. 4game is a gaming platform with more than 55 million registered users. Since 2004, 4game has launched more than two dozen massively multiplayer online games, including the legendary MMORPG Lineage 2, action-MMO Blade & Soul, online shooter Point Blank and others.

ArtCraft Entertainment Announces New Division to Focus on its Engine Technology for MMO Games

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Artisan Engine to dramatically decrease time and cost of MMO development; Veteran gaming executive Josef Hall to direct new division

AUSTIN, Texas, July 10, 2018 — Independent game developer ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc., today announced the formation of a new division, ArtCraft Technologies, Inc. ACT will focus on providing game developers with turnkey technology solutions for creating large-scale Massively Multiplayer Online games, based on the technology behind their flagship title, Crowfall.

This technology stack, the Artisan Engine, will include a robust feature set for solving the full spectrum of challenges that emerge when supporting thousands-upon-thousands of concurrent players in a virtual world: networking, persistence, physics, procedural world generation, dynamic world editing and seamless worlds up to 5,120 meters by 5,120 meters in size. In addition, it includes an exhaustive, fully-featured RPG layer, including characters, inventory, equipment, monsters, AI, harvesting, races, classes, sub-classes, powers, banking, secure trading, skills, leveling and more.

“Essentially, the Artisan Engine provides all the interlocking systems that make a virtual world tick,” explained ArtCraft President and Executive Producer Gordon Walton. “Online game budgets have skyrocketed, with development teams of 100+ and schedules that stretch up to seven years. A significant portion of that time is spent reinventing the wheel. We can shortcut that effort, saving you $10+ million and shaving two to three years off your schedule.”

The company is also delighted to announce the recruitment of MMO veteran Josef Hall to helm this new division. The co-creator of Wizard101, Pirate101 and Shadowbane, Hall has a mountain of MMO development experience. He joins ArtCraft after a long tenure as VP of development and production for all titles at KingsIsle Entertainment. He also was co-founder and president of Wolfpack Studios (acquired by Ubi Soft Entertainment in 2004).

“This is a huge win for our company. Josef is one of the most seasoned MMO executives on the planet,” said J. Todd Coleman, CEO and creative director. “ArtCraft continues build a cadre of experience that is practically unmatched in the industry.”

“What ACE has built is impressive. This is a unique opportunity,” Hall explained when describing his decision to leave KingsIsle after 13 years. “While there are a handful of commercial rendering engines available to developers, there are no fully-featured solutions to jumpstart a virtual world. The time and cost benefit for an MMO – and for other mediums, like VR and MR – is absolutely staggering.”

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.:
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site at http://www.crowfall.com or contact us via email at: press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

About ArtCraft Technologies:
A new division of ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc., ArtCraft Technologies provides a fully-featured technology stack to enable developers to quickly develop, deploy and scale shared virtual environments. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please contact us via email at: press@artcrafttechnologies.com.


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ArtCraft Announces Massive Update to Crowfall

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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ArtCraft Entertainment Announces Massively Expanded Character Customization Options/Overhauled Graphics and Lighting Engine for Crowfall

Races and Classes now part of character creation; new videos detail massive feature upgrade including vastly upgraded graphics

AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2017 — Independent game developer ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc., makers of the highly anticipated Crowfall® massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, announced today a major upgrade to the game’s character customization system and an overhaul of the graphics and lighting engine. Crowfall will soon be adding races and classes to the character system, an effort made possible by the company’s continued success at crowdfunding and private funding efforts. In addition the company is upgrading Crowfall’s graphics engine with direct assistance from the Unity Spotlight team.

“When we started this project, we decided to use archetypes instead of allowing players to separately choose a RACE and a CLASS for each character,” said Artcraft CEO and Chief Creative Officer J. Todd Coleman. “This limitation was mostly driven by content cost, and thanks to our fundraising efforts, we can now afford to build the vision we originally wanted. This will give our players an incredible amount of flexibility to create the unique characters that they want to play.”

To help players better understand the changes, ArtCraft today released two new videos: one detailing the roles that RACE And CLASS will have in the game and the other to show off the new upgrades to the game’s graphics and lighting. You can access the videos here: Crowfall: Race & Class videoCrowfall: Graphics Overhaul video

"We have spent the last few months overhauling our lighting system," explained Gordon Walton, president and executive producer at ArtCraft. "And the results speak for themselves. I have no doubt that our current backers, and our future players, will be delighted by this significant leap forward."

Crowfall differs from standard MMOs in that each server represents a single “campaign world" with a unique map, unique rules, and a limited lifespan. A campaign will last only a few months before one guild or alliance conquers the map – at which point the characters collect the spoils of war and move on to the next campaign.

Crowfall is currently in pre-alpha testing and open to early access backers. With 40,000 backers and more than $12 million in total project funding, Crowfall is considered one of the most anticipated MMOs scheduled to launch in 2017.

Crowfall is developed by a team that includes senior members of several groundbreaking MMOs such as Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Shadowbane, Wizard 101 and Star Wars: The Old Republic. For a downloadable press kit, click the following link: Crowfall/ACEnt press kit. For more information, visit Crowfall.com. Like the game on Facebook and follow @crowfall for news and updates.

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site at www.crowfall.com or contact us via email at: press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

About Travian Games GmbH
Travian Games GmbH, based in Munich, is a world renowned self-publishing developer of online games. The company offers its customers complex, multi-layered adventure worlds that inspire players with their gaming depth and guarantee users long-lasting enjoyment. A motivated team develops and markets online entertainment for all age groups. Travian Games currently offers the following games: Crowfall, goalunited Legends, goalunited PRO, Miramagia, Rail Nation, Travian: Legends, Travian: Kingdoms and UnitedGP. They are translated into up to 39 languages and can be enjoyed by fans of lasting gaming entertainment all around the world


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ArtCraft Entertainment crosses minimum funding threshold for Title III Equity offering

Monday, September 4, 2017

The company behind Crowfall forges new avenues of funding for independent game development

AUSTIN, Texas, December 1st, 2016 — Independent game developer ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. announced today they have officially crossed the minimum necessary threshold to ensure the success of their Title III, Regulation CF crowdfunding campaign with Indiegogo.com and Microventures.com newly launched investment portal.

"As an independent game studio, finding new avenues for funding your titles can be both challenging and time consuming,” explained Gordon Walton, president and executive producer at ArtCraft Entertainment. "We are happy to pioneers in video game crowdfunding, following up our massively successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 with an investment campaign with Indiegogo and MicroVentures.com.”

ArtCraft is the creator of Crowfall, a dynamic Massively Multiplayer Online world where thousands of players take the roles of kings, queens, mercenaries and assassins all vying for control of a virtual throne. Details of ArtCraft’s Title III campaign can be found at: https://equity.indiegogo.com/offerings/artcraft-entertainment/

Described as a “Throne War Simulator”, Crowfall differs from standard MMOs in that each server represents a single “campaign world" with a unique map, unique rules, and a limited lifespan. A campaign will last only a few months before one guild or alliance conquers the map – at which point the characters collect the spoils of war and move o n to the next campaign.

"Indiegogo could be a game-changer for our industry. Until now, funding sources for games were limited to traditional sources, like video game publishers, VC firms and accredited angels," explained J. Todd Coleman, ArtCraft Entertainment CEO and Chief Creative Officer. "Now, the people who are passion about your vision can invest in your company, which means new opportunities to bring that vision to life.”

The success of this equity title raise will add to ArtCraft’s impressive fundraising history – with more that $10 million raised via crowdfunding, multiple rounds of private financing, and a licensing agreement with Travian Games GmbH to localize and operate the game throughout Europe.

For a downloadable press kit, click the following link: Crowfall/ACEnt press kit.

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site at http://www.crowfall.com or contact us via email at: press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

About Indiegogo:
Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market, amplified by a community of backers who believe the world benefits when every idea gets an equal shot at success. Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the world’s first crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit Indiegogo.com and follow us at Twitter.com/indiegogo and Facebook.com/indiegogo.

About MicroVentures:
MicroVentures is a online investment bank, combining the best of venture capital with equity crowdfunding. We conduct detailed due diligence on startups and if approved we help them raise capital from angel investors. We are a FINRA registered broker-dealer, offering both primary and secondary investment opportunities through our user-friendly online equity crowdfunding platform. Our team of Series 7 licensed representatives is committed to personal relationships with our investors to provide high-touch customer service to help you to invest in startups with confidence.

About Travian Games:
Travian Games GmbH, based in Munich, is a world renowned self-publishing developer of cross-platform games (online and mobile). The company offers its customers complex, multi-layered adventure worlds that inspire players with their gaming depth and guarantee users long-lasting enjoyment. A motivated team develops and markets mobile and online entertainment for all age groups. Here the focus is placed on cross-platform strategy games. Travian Games currently offers the following games: Rail Nation, goalunited Legends, goalunited PRO, Travian: Legends, Travian: Kingdoms, Truck Nation, Miramagia and UnitedGP. They are translated into up to 39 languages and can be enjoyed by fans of lasting gaming entertainment all around the world.

Indiegogo Launches Equity Crowdfunding, Allowing Anyone to Invest in Startups & Growing Companies

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Service Launches in Partnership With Equity Crowdfunding Platform MicroVentures

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indiegogo, the global platform for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life, has launched a new equity crowdfunding service allowing anyone to invest in startups and growing companies.

By utilizing new equity crowdfunding regulations that took effect in May, the new service provides entrepreneurs on Indiegogo the opportunity to raise funds from interested investors in exchange for financial stakes in their company, and provides funders on Indiegogo the opportunity to own a financial stake in innovative startups.

The equity crowdfunding rules passed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as part of the 2012 JOBS Act allow anyone the opportunity to invest in companies online. Previously, only a select group of accredited investors that met a certain wealth threshold could invest in early-stage companies.

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ArtCraft Entertainment and Travian Games announce international distribution agreement for Crowfall

Monday, June 27, 2016

ArtCraft to host 12-hour live stream on twitch.com/Crowfall to announce partnership

AUSTIN, Texas, June 27, 2016 — Independent game developer ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a formal partnership agreement with Travian Games, GmbH of Munich, Germany to help bring their flagship MMO title, Crowfall, to western Europe, Brazil and MENA.

"We received multiple offers to release Crowfall in Europe, but Travian was simply the best cultural fit. Travian Games has enormous reach, with millions of players world-wide -- but they are still a game developer at heart," explained Gordon Walton, president and executive producer at ArtCraft Entertainment. "This was key, as we don't want a conventional publisher for Crowfall. We want a partner who sees the potential of our game, and won't try to change it into something else."

A new type of massively-multiplayer online experience, Crowfall is a Throne War Simulator, a dynamic virtual world where kings, queens, mercenaries and assassins vie for supremacy using military strength, economic might and political power.

Lars Janssen, CEO of Travian Games, said "I couldn’t be more excited about the partnership with ArtCraft Entertainment and the opportunity for Travian Games to work on Crowfall. The cultural fit between our teams is amazing and I’m looking forward to jointly building a great community around the game."

Crowfall differs from standard MMOs in that each server represents a single “campaign" with a unique map, unique rules, and a limited timeframe. Each campaign lasts only a few months before one guild or alliance conquers the map and wins, and the players move on to the next campaign.

"Travian Games is one of the first, and most successful, pioneers in campaign-based gaming," notes J. Todd Coleman, ArtCraft Entertainment CEO and Chief Creative Officer. "Crowfall is the natural evolution of that idea: A dynamic virtual environment where hundreds of thousands of players can compete for world domination and only one alliance can emerge victorious."

Riding the momentum of a successful Kickstarter campaign in March of 2016, Crowfall has established itself as one of the most successful crowdfunded projects in video game history, raising almost $2.8m in pledges from over 27,000 backers.

To celebrate this announcement, the partners will be hosting a 12-hour livestream from ArtCraft’s office in Austin, Texas. Between the hours of 8am and 8pm central on Monday, June 27th, players can tune in to win prizes, ask questions of the ArtCraft and Travian teams, watch gameplay demonstrations – including a sneak peek of new technology designed to support large-scale player battles, and a significant visual upgrade to the game – and buy pledge packages at significantly discounted prices.

The 12 hour Crowfall livesteam event can be found at https://www.twitch.tv/crowfallgame.

For a downloadable press kit, click the following link: Crowfall/ACEnt press kit.

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site at http://www.crowfall.com or contact us via email at: press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

About Travian Games:
Travian Games GmbH, based in Munich, is a world renowned self-publishing developer of cross-platform games (online and mobile). The company offers its customers complex, multi-layered adventure worlds that inspire players with their gaming depth and guarantee users long-lasting enjoyment. A motivated team develops and markets mobile and online entertainment for all age groups. Here the focus is placed on cross-platform strategy games. Travian Games currently offers the following games: Rail Nation, goalunited Legends, goalunited PRO, Travian: Legends, Travian: Kingdoms, Truck Nation, Miramagia and UnitedGP. They are translated into up to 39 languages and can be enjoyed by fans of lasting gaming entertainment all around the world.

All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the properties of their respective holders.

CROWFALL’S SIEGE PERILOUS BRINGS DESTRUCTION AND SIEGE WARFARE

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ArtCraft Entertainment Introduces Castle Defense and New Playable Archetype as Pre-Alpha Testing Continues

AUSTIN, Texas, April. 13, 2016 — Independent game developer ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. revealed today that external pre-alpha testing has started for the "Castle Siege" system of their flagship title, Crowfall®.

A Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMORPG) that centers on political alliances and feudal conquest, Crowfall has been described as “a throne war simulator.” With heavy focus on player versus player gameplay, opposing sides collide in the unending struggle for glory, wealth and power.

In this latest phase of testing, Pre-Alpha 2.0: Siege Perilous, participants split off as soldiers supporting Chaos or Order, either laying siege to or defending a castle. In addition, the castle destruction system is now online, allowing players to tear down walls and topple towers with real-time server side physics.

Five of Crowfall’s eventual 13 archetypes will be available to players in this round of testing: Champion, Confessor, Knight, Legionnaire and the recently-added Ranger.

"This is an incredibly exciting milestone for us,” said J. Todd Coleman, ArtCraft co-founder and Crowfall’s creative director. “Our previous tests centered on PvP combat, which is obviously critical to our game but not unique to the market. Our physics-based castle siege system marks the point where Crowfall starts to separate from the other games available in the market."

A project jointly supported by crowdfunding and private investors, Crowfall’s 2015 Kickstarter remains among the most successful campaigns in the video game category. Supporters were amazed and delighted when the first phase of external testing began just six short months after the Kickstarter ended. Reception has been highly favorable and the game has been lauded on several “Most Anticipated” lists, including those for IGN.com and MMORPG.com.

Learn more about Crowfall and sign up for the free beta test at Crowfall.com.

To download the new spring 2016 Crowfall press kit click the following link:Crowfall/ACEnt press kit.

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site or our German language site. You can also contact us via email at press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

ArtCraft Entertainment Begins Next Phase of Crowfall Testing

Thursday, November 19, 2015

More than 4,000 backers to be invited to test MMO combat system

AUSTIN, Texas, November 19, 2015 — Independent game developer ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. today announced the kick-off of the next phase of pre-alpha testing for its flagship MMO, Crowfall. A new type of online experience, Crowfall is described as a Throne War Simulator in which thousands of players vie for glory, wealth and power in a game of feudal empire building and territorial conquest.

“This is a critical phase of development,” explained ArtCraft Co-Founder and Crowfall Executive Producer Gordon Walton. “This round of testing adds core RPG elements like monsters and grouping – as well as a host of performance improvements to make combat more immersive and visceral.”

In addition, this milestone introduces a new hero: the Champion, described by ArtCraft as “a hulking skull-crusher who towers over his opponents and pulverizes everything in his path.” The Champion joins the Knight, the Confessor and the Centaur Legionnaire to become Crowfall’s next playable archetype.

“The core philosophy of our team is to over-deliver. As with our last test, we are unveiling more content and more features than expected, and we are delivering them on the date that was promised,” says ACE Co-Founder and Creative Director J. Todd Coleman.

Riding on the momentum of a successful Kickstarter campaign in March of this year, Crowfall has established itself as one of the most successful crowdfunded projects in video game history. Total project funding (from pledges and investment) currently stands at almost $6 million, and more than 95,000 players have registered at www.crowfall.com for next year’s open beta test.

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, please visit our product site or new DE site or contact us via email at press@artcraftent.com. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant Austin, Texas game development community, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.

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