ASHEN EMPIRES: DUNGEONS OF DRANSIK EXPANSION ANNOUNCED
Free map editor will let players create their own adventures and share them in game
AUSTIN, TX – March 31, 2009 – Iron Will Games today announced Dungeons of Dransik, the next expansion for the MMORPG Ashen Empires. When released, Dungeons of Dransik will utilize a free, downloadable editor called the Ashen Empires Content Creator. Players will be able to make their own custom dungeon-crawl adventures and then share them in game.
The Content Creator is a light download with intuitive controls that make it easy to design a variety of interesting dungeon adventures without knowledge of scripting or coding. Several art packs will be available to purchase for Dungeons of Dransik, which comes with a large set of free artwork. The Ashen Empires Content Creator allows for infinite game-play possibilities by giving users tools to place NPC’s, triggers, objects, teleporters, and traps on their highly customized maps. Content Creators can also set names and level ranges for creatures on their maps to further customize their creations.
After creating a custom map, players will purchase space to upload their maps to the game server. Iron Will Games will also offer the option to bind it to exclusive and scenic locations. Others can then access and play user-created maps at no cost. Dungeons can be named, rated by others, and tagged with a difficulty level.
Doug Gesler, Iron Will Games Technology Officer says “The Ashen Empires Content Creator allows users to create the same caliber of maps and adventures that our design team delivers; from simple grind pits to intricate adventures, players can make their own vision come to life for others to explore.”
Dungeons of Dransik will be free to download when it is released. Open testing will begin soon. For more information visit the Ashen Empires website and forums.