Updated Fri, Oct 07, 2011 by Martuk
Trion Worlds launches a new full-scale publishing and development proprietary gaming platform codenamed Red Door. Trion Worlds has just upped their investment in the gaming industry with the announcement of a new full-scale publishing and development solution currently codenamed Red Door. The “two-pronged” platform initiative will consist of a consumer platform and a full-scale publishing platform currently used by Trion games, allowing consumers to use a single destination for premium titles and downloadable services.
Red Door will allow third-party developers to build and run games as a service with real-time updates and versatile monetization models. The new platform will support Trion's current and upcoming list of titles - RIFT, End of Nations and Defiance.
Check out the official press release after the break to learn more about Trion’s new initiative. Additional coverage can be found in Gamasutra’s recent interview with Trion Worlds CEO Lars Buttler.
Gamasutra Interview with Lars Buttler
Red Door to Open as a Full-Scale Publishing and Development Solution for Dynamic Connected Games to Industry; as a Gateway and Hub to Players
Redwood City, Calif. – Oct. 6, 2011 – Trion Worlds, the leading publisher of premium games for the connected era, has revealed that the company will launch a two-pronged platform initiative, codenamed Red Door. Red Door will consist of a consumer platform and a full-scale publishing and development platform, based on the proprietary technology fueling Trion’s games.
Consumers will benefit from a single trusted destination for premium connected titles and rich social features. Red Door for players will include the ability to discover and download content as well as a suite of flexible account services.
Red Door for the industry will allow developers and publishers to create experiences never before possible. The platform will enable third parties to build and run games as services with fast real-time updates and versatile monetization models. Red Door will provide a sophisticated server architecture and proprietary toolsets that will radically speed up the time-to-market for developers who want to create the next generation of premium games for connected devices.
"Media and entertainment are transforming into connected services that evolve around the user,” said Dr. Lars Buttler, CEO of Trion Worlds. “Our goal is to revolutionize premium games and help the industry realize its potential in the connected era. Our first title Rift is just the tip of the iceberg; with Red Door we intend to catalyze significant change for the industry and unleash new creative possibilities. We want to hear from those with big bold ideas and dreams.”
Trion has been proving the power of its platform through its live game Rift™ and two games in development, End of Nations™ and Defiance™.
Rift sold more than a million units in less than four months and has introduced five major updates in six months since it first launched. Trion’s first-party title is a live dynamic service that evolves to make the player experience better every day, demonstrating the responsiveness of Red Door.
End of Nations, developed as a second party game with Petroglyph, is already collecting accolades pre-launch. The real time strategy title showcases the ability to take any genre to massive online scale and to offer versatile monetization methods. Defiance, a true transmedia co-development project with Syfy, demonstrates the creative possibilities unlocked by the platform and exhibits the ease of Red Door to work with consoles and other connected devices.
For more information about Red Door, please contact [email protected].
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher of premium games for the connected era. With groundbreaking new server platform capabilities, Trion delivers high-quality, fully dynamic and massively social content across the biggest game genres, gaming platforms and mass market entertainment formats including the critically acclaimed commercial success Rift™. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK, Trion is redefining interactive entertainment in the connected era.