TOM AND JERRY ONLINE NEWS


I got an email the other day and found a couple news article to corroborate it and I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. It appears that there is going to be a Tom and Jerry MMOG in the works. Let that sink in for a sec...I'm still trying to figure out how that is going to work. Anyway, here's yesterdays press release:
Los Angeles– June 2, 2009: TurnOut Ventures Limited ( www.TurnOutVentures.com), a joint venture between Turner Entertainment Holdings Asia Pacific Limited and Outblaze Investments Limited, today announced a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on the iconic Tom and Jerry television characters. Set to launch in the second quarter of 2010, the MMOG will open the door to the world of the eponymous cat and mouse duo.

Players will create and control their own cat and mouse characters in the wacky cartoon world where they will embark on quests, customize their cat and mouse avatars, engage in classic Tom and Jerry antics in both‘Player versus Environment' (PvE) and‘Player versus Player' (PvP) modes, and interact with other players using a variety of social tools.

The Tom and Jerry MMOG is being developed by Typhoon Games ( www.TyphoonGames.com), the developer behind Hello Kitty Online and Ben 10 Omniverse. The MMOG is built on the Unity game engine, which makes the game compatible for both PC and Mac platforms when it launches in Asian markets in 2010.

About TurnOut Ventures

TurnOut Ventures Limited is a joint venture between Turner Entertainment Holdings Asia-Pacific Limited and Outblaze Investments Limited that combines and leverages the partner companies’ strengths in content development, web development and online games publishing. TurnOut Ventures is developing MMOGs based on the popular properties of Ben 10 and Tom and Jerry for launch in the Asia-Pacific region, and manages the Ben10.net website for fans of the popular TV show. For more information please visit www.TurnOutVentures.com


I'll see if I can get some more information and I'll let you all know more.

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