Monday, February 26th 2007

Acclaim Games Unveils the ‘Top Secret’ MMOG Project

Los Angeles (February 23, 2007) - Acclaim Games and video game industry superstar David Perry have partnered to present the ground-breaking “Top Secret” project. In this project, players actually get an opportunity to participate in the entire video game development process from start to finish.

In an unprecedented move for the game industry, these players will be given a chance to have their work featured in a massively multiplayer PC game that will be published by Acclaim and directed by David Perry. Perry will choose a winner from the contributors, and Acclaim will be giving them a breath-taking prize, ‘A Video Game Industry Directorship’, working on a new fully-funded massively multiplayer online PC game. David Perry will be their Executive Producer to help them as needed on their game, and once they complete their project, they will even earn royalties from the game sales!

“I’ve always loved the idea that someone, from their bedroom, reveals their passion and talent, then suddenly can have an absolutely stunning career explosion, becoming a famous Game Director with a pre-built fan base. We’re going to make it happen!” says David Perry who is a Game Director and Chief Creative Officer for Acclaim Games.

David Perry will be building the new online game from scratch and is offering members of the Acclaim player community a rare opportunity to help him develop this video game in a collaborative effort with some of the industry’s best talent. “We will bring in some surprise guests along the way to inspire and mentor the contributors,” says Perry.

One lucky winner who shines the most during the development process will be given the top prize. “This is the only chance I know of to jumpstart a directorship career in the video game industry,” continues Perry. “Everyone wins. They get to learn how to make professional games, and if they get anything in, they get a real professional credit on their resume.” Perry finishes, “But, if they win, well then they get their life changed.”

Interestingly, applicants don’t need any prior game development experience. In fact, Perry refuses to look at resumes. “We only care about the pure, focused, passionate talent they show up with,” he says.

“Top Secret is like ‘The Apprentice’ meets ‘American Idol’ meets ‘The Video Game Industry’. We’re giving our players a chance to work on an online game that we will actually develop and publish. Our community really loves these games and knows what it takes to make a hit. And it will be a dream come true for one lucky star that shines the most throughout the project,” says Acclaim CEO Howard Marks.

This is a first-of-its-kind project from the new Acclaim, a resurrected company with a very well known name. The new Acclaim will focus entirely on providing quality multiplayer online games for free. The games will be supported with a mix of advertising and virtual item stores. Acclaim has already partnered with IGA Worldwide to provide in-game advertising for its other online game titles.

The entry period will be limited, and so will the number of people allowed in to see the project, so sign up now to become a team member on Top Secret. To register for a free account and find out more about Top Secret, visit Project 'Top Secret'.Source: Acclaim
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9 Comments on Acclaim Games Unveils the ‘Top Secret’ MMOG Project

#1
jocksteeluk
this sounds like a good idea but it could end up being a case of too many cooks.
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
This sounds kind of stupid. People are just looking to see what our generation wants in a game.
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Wile E
Power User
by: PVTCaboose1337
This sounds kind of stupid. People are just looking to see what our generation wants in a game.
More nudity and explosions!!!!
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#4
Zubasa
by: Wile E
More nudity and explosions!!!!
I have enough explosions from BF2142 already:respect:
But some nudity is nice:roll:
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#5
Scavar
I think it is a wonderful idea, if they can actually handle it correctly. I would love to see an MMO that actually does something....good. I am tired of EQ and WoW clones, especially when the gameplay of both of those games, gets a little tiresome.

Not to mention that the game itself might be cheap/free with the advertising, which again if pulled of correctly can be completely intergrated and seemless not interupting the game.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
You know, the phrase too many chiefs and not enough indians comes to mind. this will be a melting pot disaster. Now, the cool thing is community interaction. Perhaps ideas can be fielded and voted on and what not.
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#7
Benpi
LOL! Wrong time to start development on a new MMO... Diablo 3 is in the works.
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#8
wazzledoozle
by: Wile E
More nudity and explosions!!!!
And beer :toast:
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Wile E
Power User
by: wazzledoozle
And beer :toast:
Ahhh yes, how could I forget the beer? lol :toast:
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