Re: [ADMIN] Important Announcement

From: Ryan Le Gros (
Date: 04/02/00

Actually I find this quite interesting, I am currently in negotiations with
a company whos name I cannot disclose for an 8 million dollar investment to
begin a gaming company that will revolve around games of a similar manner. I
look forward to seeing what both of our groups have to offer.

Ryan Le Gros
Founder of Abyssal Interactive

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex" <furry@CIRCLEMUD.ORG>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 12:27 PM
Subject: [CIRCLE] [ADMIN] Important Announcement

> We (the CircleMUD Development team, comprised of Jeremy Elson, George
> Greer, Daniel Koepke, and Alex Fletcher) have been in discussions with the
> Electronic Arts gaming company for the last several weeks, and have
> concluded talks late last night (Friday March 31, 2000).  We will be
> signing a contract in San Diego this coming Friday (April 7, 2000) to
> begin work on an online graphical game designed to compete with such other
> games as EverQuest (tm), Ultima Online (tm), and Asheron's Call (tm).
> The CircleMUD team was contacted just under two months ago after the body
> of work came to the attention of an EA project Manager after being
> featured in a New York Times article on online gaming. The CircleMUD
> project is an open source, not for profit game derived from DikuMud, and
> currently is considered one of the most bug free game source projects
> available.
> After six weeks of discussion, the two groups have finally come to an
> agreement for the new game project.  Unfortunately, this will mean that
> the CircleMUD project will soon be coming to an end, and we will be
> looking for members of the CircleMUD community who are interested and
> willing to take over the plethora of code and support needs of the system.
> The expected release date for the new game project, currently titled Gates
> of Hadron, is Spring 2001.
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