For those of us who will never be athletically gifted enough to make it to the Olympics, Outspark is now giving us the chance by holding Olympic events throughout their games. It's all the fun of the competition, and we still get to keep our childhoods! Check out the full schedule of events here .
SAN FRANCISCO - August 8, 2008 Outspark, a leading publisher of immersive online multiplayer games, today announced the inaugural Outspark Games. Between August 8 and August 24, 2008 players from around the world are invited to come together for two weeks of friendly competition across multiple Outspark titles. Featuring more than a dozen thrilling events, the Games take place in Fiesta, Secret of the Solstice and Project Powder. At stake are bragging rights and more than a few shiny in-game medals!
"Outspark is excited to offer our gamers creative ways to extend gameplay and realize their Olympic hopes," said Outspark founder and CEO Susan Choe. "The Outspark Games are a great way for our community to engage in some friendly competition with their peers."
Read on for specifics on some events...
When: August 8, 2008 (all day)
Where: Fiesta and Secret of the Solstice
Celebrate the start of this exciting two-week competition with a torch relay in Fiesta and some player-versus-player battles in Secret of the Solstice.
Tour de Fiesta
When: August 10 (11am), August 14 (3pm), August 18 (12pm)
Where: Starts in Roumen
The GMs will guide your way through the course as you race across the world of Fiesta! Following the event, EXP gains will be increased by 50 percent for two hours, and the top three players in each race will be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Secret of the Solstice Heavy Lifting Event
When: August 10 (2pm), August 14 (1pm), August 17 (12pm)
Help Peter profess his love and win prizes in the process, racing across the map as quickly as possible with his heavy letters in hand.
Project Powder Race for the Gold Event
When: August 8-21
Compete for the top three rankings in points and times in each of the Project Powder courses! Scores will be tracked during the event period and winners will receive some excellent prizes.
When: August 24, 2008
To thank everyone for their support during this exciting event, experience points earned across all games will be increased by 35 percent for five days after the conclusion of the Outspark Games. There will be a special sale on event items as well.During the Outspark Games, Outspark Game Masters will be frequently updating the Outspark forums with competition results. Those unable to log in and experience the Games firsthand are invited to visit the Outspark Games event page and watch live coverage of selected events.