G2I wrote in with this announcement regarding an MMOG FPS that they’re developing:
Global Gaming Innovations (G2I) is annoucing the development of a FirstPerson Shooter (FPS) called Urban Dominion. Urban Dominion, a MassiveMultiplayer Online Game, boasts the support of at least 200 concurrentclients at product release date with expectations for a much higher limiton clients or even no limit.
Urban Dominion is intended to be released to the Open Source Softwareindustry through Global Gaming Innovations’ public CVS server when thegame has been completed. It will be the first game publicly made availablethat makes use of the most advanced MMOG software to date, G2I’s ParallelDistributed Management System (PDMS) technology. This technologyaddresses many of the problems that arise in the development of MMOGscurrently such as high overhead costs of server purchase and maintenanceby creating the opportunity for game servers to be distributed among theclients in a dynamic server formed and maintained by their technology. Inother words, the participants in the game effectively form dynamic serverclusters with virtually unlimited memory and processing capability, thusproviding the ability to create Urban Dominion with almost none of thecosts of purchase, maintenance, or upgrades for today’s limited andexpensive server-based implementations.
The expected beta release date of Urban Dominion is late March to earlyApril. During this period, there will be more information and screen shotsfor this game posted on the game website