VIRTRIUM LLC ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGES TO NEW PLAYER EXPERIENCE

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VIRTRIUM LLC ANNOUNCES Major Changes to New Player Experience

June 14, 2011  PHOENIX, Arizona - Virtrium LLC, in a special press release today, announced a summary of changes to the game Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted.

“We’ve been very busy over the first few months of the year!” said Producer Heather Rothwell.  “The portal system revamp is out the door, and our changes to the new player experience for  levels 1 to 10 have been completed. We quite excited about the changes, so much that I’ve even started a new character just to see it all!”

The “portal system” is a system of travel gates and destination pads spread across the world of Istaria to enable players to get from one place to another.  “We recognize how important it is for players to be able to transport resources from the field to where they are building, and make it simple to move about the world.  Istaria is a vast land that would take a long time to run across, even without a cargo disk slowing the player down, so the portal system is key to players having a fun play experience,”  Mrs. Rothwell went on to say.

The revamp of New Trismus, the first area players encounter when starting new characters, is central to involving characters in the storyline and world of Istaria.  With the introduction of dozens of new quests and a redesign of the monster spawn layout, the team feels that they have a solid play experience for the new player.

More information about Istaria can be found at http://www.istaria.com/

ABOUT VIRTRIUM - Virtrium LLC, founded in July 2006, is a privately held software development company founded to support the games and technology behind the massively multi-player online games market. Virtrium brings real, applied experience in technology design, development and implementation for the software and techniques behind MMO products – as well as experience behind product launch and continued development in a live, production environment. The company's mission is to provide software technologies and support services that enable the growth of niche entertainment products within the massively multi-player online games market. To find out more about Virtrium LLC, visit http://www.virtrium.com.

ABOUT ISTARIA: CHRONICLES OF THE GIFTED - Released in December 2003 as Horizons: Empire of Istaria and renamed in 2008 as Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted, Istaria boasts a dedicated following of players worldwide. 2008 saw a significant crafting expansion, massive plot revamp and the re-branding as Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted, demonstrating Virtrium's deep commitment to expand development and re-establish story as a significant feature of the game world. The ability to play as a flying Ancient Dragon, coupled with comprehensive crafting and community construction, allows Istaria fans to experience, explore and create a world epic in scope. Players are able to take on the role of Dragon, or one of 10 other races ranging from the lawful Elf to dark Fiends, as well as more unusual forms, such as the cat-like Saris and horned Satyr. For more information on Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted, visit http://www.istaria.com