May 22, 2007 - For Immediate Release
After three long years, and countless all-nighters, we are proud to announce that the official release of Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge (EMR) v3.0 is now available for download. EMR 3.0 is a unique scenario that uses the Aleph One game engine, providing huge improvements over all past versions.
EMR 3.0 is a first-person action adventure game, featuring an epic and in-depth story line. As a Federation Marine resting after your last mission, you start aboard the exploration class Starship Kronos where you learn that your real mission has yet to begin. You are re-acquainted with the A.I. Merlin, who introduces you to Kronos time traveling technology, and reveals your new mission: to save mankind from the clutches of Morgana and her minions. Through untamed raptor-infested jungles, castle arenas, and war-torn streets of the future, you will wield weapons from all time periods - including the Sword of Power, Excalibur - in an effort to thwart the diabolical plot that unfolds. The EMR adventure, spread across 42 solo levels, weaves a tale of truth and honor, knighthood and bravery, and darkness and treachery. EMR also delivers 27 adrenaline pumped network levels. EMR immerses you in an amazing new world, creating an addictive, fun and unique gaming experience.
For those that played EMR under the old Marathon Infinity engine, EMR 3.0 brings exciting new maps, new high resolution textures and landscapes, a completely new set of weapons, new monsters and friends, new scenery, new 16-bit sounds, original music, and a carefully woven original and updated story line that transcends time. Using the Aleph One engine, EMR now sports hundreds of new special features using Aleph One's MML and Lua scripting languages.
Here's just a sample of the new and exciting features available in EMR 3.0:
- Levels with fog and mist
- Persistent effects such as poison, earthquakes, fire
storm spell, and timed grenades
- Original MP3 music
- 12 unique weapons, including a new Dragon Flamer and
- New spells for your wand, including fire storm,
teleportation, and raise the dead
- Beautifully rendered OpenGL textures and landscapes
- New graphics for Morgana, the Trex, raven, and
- A huge variety of new hi-res scenery items
- New holodeck programs, including driving a Flintstone
mobile through Bedrock!
- Blood Gulch style net map with 8 simulated net
players and a huge battlefield
- A basketball court netmap where grenades in a basket
win points for your team
- A beautiful new future level that let's you drive a
- A total of 5 brand new solo maps and 4 new net maps
- Lots of updated maps with new areas, new tasks, new
features, and new secrets
- New powerups, such as apples, bananas, health kits,
emergency kits, and finally a use for all those magic
- And much, much, more...
NOTE: The Aleph One engine is old technology improved. Architecture is still simulated 3D, so there are no ramps, bridges, and balconies, nor horizontal doors. The sprites in EMR are made up of 2D images posed in different views, not 3D models. Although you will not find the latest state-of-the-art graphics engine, you will find an intriguing storyline, creative map architectures, engaging graphics, original spellbinding music, and mood-setting effects. We have taken the engine to its limits!
EMR is created by the Marathon Map Makers Guild and published by ExcaliburWorld Software. It is available now for Mac OS X PPC and Mac OS X Intel. Versions for Windows and Linux should be available within a week or two.
EMR home page
EMR downloads page
About ExcaliburWorld Software
California-based ExcaliburWorld Software provides services and support for local small businesses and non-profits in the South Bay Area. Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge is their flagship product, and is now available on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. ExcaliburWorld has also released freeware applications for Macintosh OS 9.