August 11, 2007

Ramayan as an online game !.

Ramayan,an Indian mythological epic and one of the greatest epics ever told can soon be played as a game,that too an online one.
Virgin comics together with Sony online entertainment(SOE)is letting the younger generation know and learn from the great indian epic,that has inspired millions of people through the ages ,through their favourite media-video games.

Sony online entertainment having bagged a multi-year, worldwide license agreement, will develop and publish a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously.

Virgin Comics will serve as a creative consultant on the project.
It's really interesting to see how the universal themes like duty, honour, sacrifice and fraternity while also mining uniquely Indian ideas like karma (how action and consequence are linked) and the malleability of time itself,are going to be moulded. To bring all of these ideas into a game with SOE is fabulous.