Sony closer to Worlds Apart

Sony acquires online card-game maker, creates SOE-Denver, launches online card organization and tourney site.


Sony Computer Entertainment today announced it has bought "key assets" of Worlds Apart Productions and is forming a new studio, Sony Online Entertainment-Denver, made up of former Worlds Apart employees. Worlds Apart has produced card games based on game, movie, and TV franchises--such as Auto Assault, The Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek--plus its own online multiplayer strategy series, Star Chamber.

Sony also announced today the launch of a Web site, called Gamers Round Table, where players of collectible card games can organize matches on the Internet. GRT Tourney Organizer, the site's downloadable program, can register and track players, create events, and run tournaments, as well as keep tabs on "bookkeeping" tasks--points, tiebreakers, and pairings. Bandai, JoyRide Entertainment, and Sabertooth Games have signed on to work with Gamers Round Table.

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