Roma Victor To Allow Cash-Based Virtual Transactions

Posted Mon, Jun 12, 2006 by Ethec

No, Ukash is not a former Soviet state that has a good chance to beat the US in World Cup soccer.

Not that it's difficult, /mourn Team USA. Ukash is a European cash-for-virtual-goods concept that RedBedlam will use to allow Roma Victor players to swap out cash for Sesterces, the in-game virtual currency.

Ukash is simple to use, and Ukash vouchers are available in over 120,000 stores across Europe. The company has plans to make Ukash available in 12 countries by the end of 2006. As simple to use as mobile top-ups, customers can exchange cash for a Ukash voucher and then spend the value online in an identical way to existing credit card holders.

“It’s a perfect fit,” said Justin Lunny, Director of Sales for Ukash “We have already worked successfully with other online-based businesses, including MMORPG’s, but we see this particular partnership as a special progression into virtual worlds and their economies.”

“The Roma Victor commercial test already has a burgeoning economy,” said RedBedlam’s Managing Director, Kerry Fraser-Robinson, “and we recognise that many players do not have or want to use credit cards for online payments: Ukash can offer players the option of using cash instead, with no hidden costs at all.”

First we have crucifixion from Roma Victor, now you can collect your thirty pieces of silver in real currency. Read the official press release from RedBedlam at ResponseSource.

A Review of Roma Victor

Rome wasn't built in a day nor was Roma Victor, RedBedlam's historically-based MMORPG. Released after three years in development, Roma Victor now stands as one of the few MMORPGs that focuses on history as well as realism. Heady from the indie MMO game development conference, Cody "Micajah" Bye was eager to sink his teeth into this niche title by the indie studio.

Unlike many games that you'll find in today's MMO marketplace, Roma Victor is – essentially – a giant sandbox. This is a world where you have options to do a large variety of different things – from building a fort, to making some armor, to fishing in a stream, to farming for food, to murdering your next door neighbor. All of these actions are available to you once you've progressed past your first ten quests.

More is just a click away.

Fri, Apr 27, 2007

Competition Winners Announced

The official site for Roma Victor has been updated with an announcement of winners of the latest short story and screenshot contest.

We recently announced the winners of the screenshot and short story competition. View the winners here.

There is still time to enter the latest screenshot competition, check out the Competitions Page for further details.

Tue, Apr 17, 2007

Hadrian's Wall To Make History Once Again

A press release was issued today to announce that the folks behind Roma Victor are planning to gather at the historic Hardian's Wall.

“It's going to be a very humbling experience to stand in the ghostly ruins of a location we know so well as home to a thriving community in our own virtual recreation of the era,” says Kerry Fraser-Robinson, Managing Director of RedBedlam and lead developer on the Roma Victor project. “We're very keen to promote the educational and inspirational value of virtual worlds, as they can provide people from all over the world with exciting and highly interactive access to ancient history, which has been brought to life in a way never before realised.”

Read the rest of the press release to learn more.

Tue, Apr 17, 2007

The Escalation of Roma Victor

A press release was issued this morning with news about Victor Roma. This announcement includes news about new systems and more!

29th March 2007, Brighton - Independent UK developer RedBedlam Ltd recently published another “State of the World” insight into its development activities and is now pleased to announce a major planned update: “The Escalation”.

“The Escalation” update for Roma Victor is scheduled to be released in May 2007. As well as featuring significant updates for the guild and encounter systems, this free expansion includes a sophisticated mechanism for player elections, founding new settlements and even introduces the possibility of conquering, pillaging and looting these player-run settlements.

Learn more in the full press release.

Thu, Mar 29, 2007

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