NovaLogic Intensifies Its Free Large-Scale Multiplayer Game Service, Novaworld, With F-22 Raptor Update.
CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 1998--
Downloadable Update Improves Multiplayer Functionality and
Adds New Features to F-22 Raptor “F-22” redirects here. For other uses, see F-22 (disambiguation).
The F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation American fighter aircraft that utilizes fourth-generation stealth technology.
NovaLogic's large-scale Internet gaming environment, NovaWorld, has been enhanced to supply F-22 Raptor simulation pilots with new capabilities and features delivering an even more entertaining and challenging multiplayer gaming Two or more people playing a game and competing with each other via computer. Although traditional card games such as bridge and poker are played online, games with a large number of people (massively multiplayer) mix real players with simulated environments that turn the computer into a experience.
With the new F-22 Raptor update file that can be downloaded -- free -- from novaworld.net, players can meet and interact with other players prior to joining an air war in NovaWorld's new chat area, the pilots' Ready Room.
Special chat sessions are scheduled, giving players the opportunity to talk to celebrity pilots, officers and other personnel from U.S. military branches and various aerospace manufacturers.
The feature enhancements to the company's massive multiplayer environment are part of NovaLogic's commitment to provide more product value to consumers beyond their initial purchase. In addition to the chat room, other services will be launched, including player competitions, contests, ladders and other gamer perks perk 1
v. perked, perk·ing, perks
1. To stick up or jut out: dogs' ears that perk.
2. To carry oneself in a lively and jaunty manner. .
Future NovaLogic titles will also be supported on NovaWorld and provide the games with additional benefits beyond those included in the product box.
NovaLogic's strategy for NovaWorld is to utilize the gaming environment to deliver a unified battlefield where gamers can play multiple products within the same space. With upcoming NovaLogic product launches in 1998 and early 1999, different games will compete against each other in the same arena.
NovaWorld, launched in late-1997 with F-22 Raptor, marks the first massive multiplayer modern jet combat simulation gameplay
Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. Proper use is coupled with reference to "what the player does". over the Internet. Offered free with the purchase of F-22 Raptor, players can wage war with more than 120 human opponents in a single battle arena. Due to the client/server methodology and proprietary NovaLogic technologies embodied em·bod·y
tr.v. em·bod·ied, em·bod·y·ing, em·bod·ies
1. To give a bodily form to; incarnate.
2. To represent in bodily or material form: in NovaWorld, players will experience significantly reduced latency (1) The time between initiating a request in the computer and receiving the answer. Data latency may refer to the time between a query and the results arriving at the screen or the time between initiating a transaction that modifies one or more databases and its completion. effects that are normally associated with Internet games.
Another standard-setting feature of F-22 Raptor's multiplay option via NovaWorld is the ability to join a game at any time, without disrupting other players. This also alleviates the inconvenience of waiting for opponents in order to start a game.
For the new update, NovaLogic focused on improving tactical elements within F-22 Raptor's multiplayer gameplay; adding new features; enhancing specific NovaWorld options; and implementing players' requested changes to the product.
Incorporating as many new features as a full-blown, shrink-wrapped product, the update provides F-22 Raptor owners with new game-like benefits without having to make an additional purchase.
"With the organic design of NovaWorld, we can constantly add and refine the multiplayer features and options for each new NovaLogic product. This ability supports our strategy to provide maximum product value to gamers," said John Garcia, president, NovaLogic.
"Our most valuable input about NovaWorld is from the players themselves. With the new F-22 Raptor update, we have incorporated many of their wishes and enhanced other areas enabling NovaWorld to deliver the finest large-scale multiplayer combat flight simulation experience available on the Internet."
Key feature enhancements and new options include:
-- DeathMatch Update -- In NovaWorld's DeathMatch games, players now have a greater chance of safely clearing the runway runway: see airport. and proceeding to waypoint way·point
A point between major points on a route, as along a track. 2 to meet up with other gamers. Players are now invulnerable in·vul·ner·a·ble
1. Immune to attack; impregnable.
2. Impossible to damage, injure, or wound.
[French invulnérable, from Old French, from Latin for 45 seconds after take-off.
-- New look-down map -- This new tactical map A large-scale map used for tactical and administrative purposes. See also map. allows players to see where they are positioned during a game. Map objects include base locations, runways and other items.
-- AWAC color indication -- With this new feature, players can easily identify AWACs. The gamer's will show on the radar as yellow and the opponent's will appear as purple.
-- Clear target indicators -- Player's shootlist now shows on the radar as white circles around the current target. Other players have blue circles.
-- New base markers -- Base markers now appear on players' radar as boxes with "X" inside of them. This feature is an aid for bombers to identify targets as well as bases that the player must protect.
-- Players can now access NovaWorld directly from F-22 Raptor without exiting the game. This function is also supported through standard browsers.
-- Players can now choose sides and join up with specific teams in Raptor Air Wars (RAW) mode where players, as part of squadrons, must defend their own base while simultaneously attacking enemy targets. Prior to the update, players were assigned to the team with the fewest members making it difficult to plan fights against specific groups.
-- Server options now allow for GPS guidance for bombers in RAW. Players can select the ground targets and receive a cue cue,
n a stimulus that determines or may prompt the nature of a person's response.
cue Psychology Any sensory stimulus that evokes a learned patterned response. See Conditioning. to drop bombs instead of attempting to hit the target via sight only.
-- A new host option in RAW allows bombers to carry the standard two side-bay sidewinders For the 1990s rock band, see The Sidewinders.
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-- Gamers have longer chat messages.
-- Planes now repair themselves upon landing. If a gamer lands the aircraft and stops, the vehicle's systems that were damaged will automatically be repaired.
-- By pressing the "P" key, players can see all other gamers in the current battle. Players can also scroll To continuously move forward, backward or sideways through the text and images on screen or within a window. Scrolling implies continuous and smooth movement, a line, character or pixel at a time, as if the data were on a paper scroll being rolled behind the screen. See auto scroll. through the gamer names list by using the arrow keys Arrow keys are buttons on a computer keyboard that move the cursor in a specified direction. They are typically located at the bottom of the keyboard to the side of the numeric keypad, usually arranged in an inverted-T layout but also found in diamond shapes. .
The F-22 Raptor update and the NovaWorld Ready Room are available immediately to owners of the title and can be accessed free on novaworld.net.
Founded in 1985, NovaLogic is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for PC CD-ROMs. NovaLogic recently launched the "Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. Fighter Series" brand with the availability of F22 Raptor which hit store shelves in December 1997.
The company also introduced several new additions to its "The Art of War" brand in 1997 including Comanche 3 and Armored Fista 2 - M1A2 Abrams. NovaLogic has headquarters in Calabasas, with offices in London.
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