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PlayVault Enables ?Horizons Players To Migrate

Artifact Entertainment brings MMORPG to PlayVault system (July 26, 2004)

PlayVault announced today that Artifact Entertainment ?Horizons: Empire of Istaria game has joined the PlayVault platform. PlayVault reduces switching costs for players, which in turn lowers customer acquisition costs for game providers. In an industry dominated by proprietary lock-in strategies Horizons is the first game in history to recognize and reward players for their time and skill in online games by using the PlayVault platform.

As players sink an ever-increasing amount of time and effort into their online personas, they find themselves locked into stale environments. PlayVault breaks this barrier by working directly with innovative game providers in migrating players.

Prospective players will find that they can carry their effort, often times expressed as in-game currency, into new games that join PlayVault - without haggling, breaking rules or harming their game. When faced with a choice of over 50 online games to play, Horizons stands out as a game that provides continued meaning to player effort and skill as they receive new players, and further protect player interests by allowing them to carry their accomplishments with them into the future.

About ?Horizons
Developed by Artifact Entertainment and published by Atari, the MMORPG Horizons: Empire of Istaria launched in December 2003 and currently boasts an avid following of tens-of-thousands of players worldwide. The ability to dynamically add content coupled with a first-rate crafting system has provided Horizons fans with uniquely changing game experiences. Players are also able to take on 11 fantasy roles ranging from dragon and elf to fiend and half-giant while meeting friends that circle the globe. For more information on Horizons visit

About Artifact Entertainment
Artifact Entertainment, founded in November 1999, is a privately held software development company currently focused on the subscription-based massively multiplayer online game, ?Horizons: Empire of Istaria. Its mission is to provide subscription-based quality online entertainment experiences using superior technology, proven design methods, broad market appeal, customer satisfaction and the highest quality staff. To find out more about Artifact Entertainment, visit

About PlayVault
PlayVault LLC is a privately-held services company specifically created to deliver online services to players and Game Providers. To find out more about PlayVault, visit


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