Loki Descent 3 Announcement

June 2nd, 2000 by Crusader

Loki Entertainment Software just fired in this press release regarding the publishing contract for the Linux port of Descent 3:


Latest Sequel in Hit Series Soon to Be Available for Linux

Tustin, CA. — June 2, 2000 — Loki Entertainment Software, theforemost authority on porting popular commercial games to Linux, todayannounces an agreement with Interplay Entertainment Corporation, aworldwide developer and publisher of award-winning entertainmentsoftware, to bring the critically-acclaimed Descent 3(tm) to Linux gamersby July 2000.

“Descent 3 represents a great blend of action and high performance 3Dgraphics,” said Scott Draeker, president of Loki Entertainment Software.”This is a new kind of game for Linux, and one which our users are sureto enjoy.”

Descent 3, developed by Outrage Entertainment, is a fast-paced 3D actionshooter. It envelopes gamers in a frenetic 3D world of 360º of movementas they pilot ships through 15 massive, detailed levels with multipleobjectives and sophisticated puzzles. Players experience intenselyfurious subterranean shooting action, plus the thrill of soaring abovethe surface, engaging in combat with enemy air and ground forces andencountering an entirely new legion of devious robots and other enemies.

“We’re excited to see the Linux market growing and we’re very happy to bea part of it,” said Matt Toschlog, President of Outrage. Jeff Slutter,who programmed the Linux version for Outrage, said, “We originallyreleased a dedicated server version of Descent 3 for Linux and are verypleased that Loki will now bring to market the full client version.”

The Linux version of Descent 3 will support the Rock ‘n’ Ride simulatorfor the ultimate in gaming experiences. The Rock ‘n’ Ride moves a gamerand their monitor up to 55 degrees for genuine interactive motion.

Descent 3 is fully optimized for Internet play with 16 players at onetime. It has a suggested retail price under $30.00 (U.S. Dollars).

About Loki Entertainment Software

Based in Orange County, CA, Loki works with leading game publishers toport their best-selling PC and Macintosh titles to Linux. Loki meets apent-up need in the Linux community by providing fully-supported,shrink-wrapped games for sale through traditional retail channels.Founded in 1998, Loki is privately held and takes its name from the Norsegod of mischief. For more information visit

About Outrage Entertainment

Outrage Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer of PC and video games. Located in Ann Arbor, MI, Outrage was founded in 1996 when ParallaxSoftware, developer of Descent and Descent II, spun off its developmentoperations into two independent companies. In 1999, Outrage completedDescent 3 and Descent 3: Mercenary, and is currently developing anoriginal title for the PlayStation 2. For more information, see

Interplay Entertainment Corp. is a leading developer, publisher anddistributor of interactive entertainment software for both core gamersand the mass market. Interplay currently balances its development effortsby publishing for personal computers and current generation video gameconsoles. Interplay releases products through Interplay, ShinyEntertainment, Digital Mayhem, Black Isle Studios, 14 Degrees East, itsaffiliated labels and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc.More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is availablethrough its worldwide web site at

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Actof 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements involvingrisks and uncertainties that may cause actual future events or results todiffer materially and adversely from those described in theforward-looking statements. Important factors that may cause such adifference for Interplay include, but are not limited to, risks of delaysin development and introduction of new products, dependence on newproduct introductions which achieve significant market acceptance and theuncertainties of consumer preferences, dependence on third party softwaredevelopers for a significant portion of new products, risks of rapidtechnological change and platform change, intense competition,seasonality, risks of product defects, dependence upon licenses fromthird parties, risks associated with future capital requirements,dependence upon third party distribution, dependence upon key personneland risks associated with international business, intellectual propertydisputes and other factors discussed in the Company’s filings from timeto time with the Securities Exchange Commission, including but notlimited to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 as amended(Registration Number 333-48473) and Final Prospectus dated June 19, 1998and the Company’s subsequent quarterly filings on Form 10Q. Interplaydisclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-lookingstatement that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.

One Response to “Loki Descent 3 Announcement”

  1. msimms Says:

    Descent 3 is available from Tux Games at a pre-release price of $25.

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