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Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 11:43AM CDT

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Jagex, one of the largest independent games developers and publishers in the world, today announced their plans to attend BotCon 2012, the official Hasbro sponsored TRANSFORMERS fan convention. Members of the TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE development team will be attending the official fan convention at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dallas, Texas, to unveil further details of the game and offer attendees the exclusive chance to reserve their TRANSFORMERS character name for the upcoming game, due for release in late 2012.



JAGEX TO OFFER BOTCON ATTENDEES THE EXCLUSIVE CHANCE TO RESERVE THEIR NAME FOR THE UPCOMING TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE MMO

CAMBRIDGE, UK – APRIL 11, 2012 – Jagex, one of the largest independent games developers and publishers in the world, today announced their plans to attend BotCon 2012, the official Hasbro sponsored TRANSFORMERS fan convention. Members of the TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE development team will be attending the official fan convention at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dallas, Texas, to unveil further details of the game and offer attendees the exclusive chance to reserve their TRANSFORMERS character name for the upcoming game, due for release in late 2012.

This is the first time fans will be given the chance to reserve their names and will ensure that those attending the event will be able to choose their side, pledge their allegiance, and reserve their TRANSFORMERS character name ahead of everyone else.

In addition, attendees visiting the Jagex booth will have the opportunity to meet with members of the development team, attend a behind closed doors TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE panel discussion, and preview the latest game trailer ahead of its public release.

Representatives from the TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE development, graphics and community management teams will be attending the event, including the following staff who will be taking part in the TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE panel:

Kelly Vero: Principle Writer
As Principle Writer, Kelly provides the story structure and narrative design of the main over-arching and multi-nodal stories within the TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE MMO. Kelly is responsible for evolving the TRANSFORMERS storyline and ensuring the game fits into the existing TRANSFORMERS lore.

Steve Huckle: Art Director
As Art Director, Steve is responsible for all artistic direction for the game and manages the team of graphic artists, modellers and concept artists. Steve’s primary role is to ensure that the graphics accurately portray the TRANSFORMERS world and offer users an unbeatably immersive experience.

Eddy Dew: Community Manager
As Community Manager, Eddy oversees the community engagement team behind the game, acting as the bridge between the development team and the fan base, through social media, TRANSFORMERS forums, 3rd party fansites and events.

The TRANSFORMERS BotCon convention runs from the 26th - 29th April at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dallas, Texas. Those wishing to attend and meet the team can still purchase tickets from the official website: http://www.botcon.com/.

For more information about the game and to register your interest, simply visit: [url]transformersuniverse.com[/url].



About TRANSFORMERS

The TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc. has delivered “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” action to legions of fans around the world for more than 25 years. As one of the hottest global entertainment properties, TRANSFORMERS captures excitement through action figure play, movies, television, digital gaming, comics, and more.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Jagex Games Studio

Jagex Games Studio is a multi-award winning games developer based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specializes in the development of high quality browser-based games and is the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.

Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles, including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com.




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Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368338)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 12th, 2012 @ 12:11pm CDT
And optimus Prime is the first to get nabbed!
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368350)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 12th, 2012 @ 12:45pm CDT
Is this going to be free? As in you don't have to pay to play?
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368355)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on April 12th, 2012 @ 1:06pm CDT
Yay, I have another reason to spend some time in the dealer hall this year!! :D

*is excited* I'm glad we're getting more news from these guys. :3 Any hopes there will be a panel on it or anything?
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368358)
Posted by griftimus prime on April 12th, 2012 @ 1:20pm CDT
dont care about this game. but i want toys based off its transformers.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368360)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on April 12th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CDT
Godzillabot Primal wrote:Is this going to be free? As in you don't have to pay to play?


Should be.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368371)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 12th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CDT
...Anyone mind reserving a name for me? :grin: :grin: :grin: Seriously, that would be awesome if you can reserve it for me!
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368374)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 12th, 2012 @ 1:54pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
Godzillabot Primal wrote:Is this going to be free? As in you don't have to pay to play?


Should be.


Good, This game is going to be awesome. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368426)
Posted by Heavy B on April 12th, 2012 @ 5:52pm CDT
Oh man, this is gonna be like DCU Online, where every name imaginable is taken, isn't it.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368461)
Posted by Galactic Prime on April 12th, 2012 @ 7:45pm CDT
First off all, this is going to be a terrible game. Jagex is a nobody company who's made nothing of note EVER. Second, it's going to be a browser based game, hands down that means suckage. Browser games are terrible.

Why was this game not given to a professional game studio like Activision or Sega, or Sony, someone who at least knows how to make a damn game.

It's so depressing that we finally get a game, and actual MMO for TFs and this is the losers they get to make it.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368465)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 12th, 2012 @ 7:52pm CDT
Galactic Prime wrote:First off all, this is going to be a terrible game. Jagex is a nobody company who's made nothing of note EVER. Second, it's going to be a browser based game, hands down that means suckage. Browser games are terrible.

Why was this game not given to a professional game studio like Activision or Sega, or Sony, someone who at least knows how to make a damn game.

It's so depressing that we finally get a game, and actual MMO for TFs and this is the losers they get to make it.


Why so negative? This may be Jagex's big break! :D And Activision never messed up any of the movie games did they? :roll:
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368504)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on April 12th, 2012 @ 9:27pm CDT
Galactic Prime wrote:First off all, this is going to be a terrible game. Jagex is a nobody company who's made nothing of note EVER. Second, it's going to be a browser based game, hands down that means suckage. Browser games are terrible.

Why was this game not given to a professional game studio like Activision or Sega, or Sony, someone who at least knows how to make a damn game.

It's so depressing that we finally get a game, and actual MMO for TFs and this is the losers they get to make it.


Jagex were the ones behind Runescape, which was and still is a moderately sucessful game despite being browser based.

Might not be a top-tier company like Activision or Sony, but they clearly know what they're doing.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368549)
Posted by leonesunny056 on April 13th, 2012 @ 12:32am CDT
Elite Games is a great place to play all your favorite online flash games. We add new games each week and are always looking for more fun games to add to the site.
2D PLAY is a great place to play all your favorite online flash games. We add new games each week and are always looking for more fun games to add to the site.
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Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368550)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 13th, 2012 @ 12:35am CDT
leonesunny056 wrote:Elite Games is a great place to play all your favorite online flash games. We add new games each week and are always looking for more fun games to add to the site.
2D PLAY is a great place to play all your favorite online flash games. We add new games each week and are always looking for more fun games to add to the site.
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2dplay Games | Elite Games



And..... added to the list of sites I will NEVER visit on principle.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1368933)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on April 13th, 2012 @ 8:58pm CDT
Galactic Prime wrote:First off all, this is going to be a terrible game. Jagex is a nobody company who's made nothing of note EVER. Second, it's going to be a browser based game, hands down that means suckage. Browser games are terrible.

Why was this game not given to a professional game studio like Activision or Sega, or Sony, someone who at least knows how to make a damn game.

I dispute these claims. Just because you don't like whatever browser based games you've played doesn't mean others don't enjoy them. There's obviously a market, otherwise they wouldn't exist on that platform. However, I don't dispute your ability to choose not to play the game based on your assumptions and preferences.

Those aren't game studios. Not individual ones, anyway (sega technically is now, but they have multiple development houses - and yes, which one matters). Activision is a publisher. They give game developers money if they think the game will make their investment back (which, to some, is one of the things bad about the gaming industry...these big publishers sometimes prefer only to fund sequels or copycat games because they have comparable past monetization to help sell the next "new" game/sequel, etc.)
Hence smaller companies, kickstarter campaigns, and other indy games like Minecraft being well invested by others.

I always have hope for a game and reserve judgement until factual information (enough data, or actual gameplay) is released. I'm not saying you have to, but no, I don't think any other developer would have or could have done this better at this point in time. The fact that Jagex is doing it at all tells you either they came to Hasbro first (out of other developers), or Hasbro had them as their choice for whatever reason. In either of these situations I find it FAR more likely they'll produce a game they're proud of than if Hasbro would've gone to Activision and said, "Hey, we need a developer to make such & such idea." Where they'll pick one, and, if they accept, hope they made the best choice out of the pot. In that case the developer will be working on whatever terms & time constraints they're given, and may only be doing it to be working/making money. A lot of movie tie-ins go sorta like that.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1369694)
Posted by El Duque on April 16th, 2012 @ 11:19am CDT
Our friends at JAGEX dropped by to let us know they have posted some of their footage from last year's NYCC. Be sure to check out JAGEX at BotCon later this month where they will be showing off the Transformers: Universe MMO. Video embedded below.

The Transformers Universe team will be at BotCon on the 26th April. To give an insight into what's in store here is a video from the last ComicCon with our special presenter, Jessica Nigri!



Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1369701)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2012 @ 11:45am CDT
Not an MMO gamer, but I wanna see more!
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1369748)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on April 16th, 2012 @ 1:17pm CDT
Zeke Jedediah Dunbar is backing it? I'm in! LOL.

Watch, he'll name his character's weapon the Dunbar Beam(c).... buahahahaha....

I loved that video. :) Well made. :)
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1369773)
Posted by #Sideways# on April 16th, 2012 @ 2:20pm CDT
I don't know why, but this is just really powerful for me! I feel emotionally moved by this video, somehow.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1369987)
Posted by 1111111222233333 on April 17th, 2012 @ 9:10am CDT
Yeah, that was a really well made video. It'll be great for us transfans to have a complete world to interact in, kind of gave me a feeling of unity. Can't wait to see you all there!


On a side note: mmmmmmmmm Jessica Nigri *drool*
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1370028)
Posted by craggy on April 17th, 2012 @ 11:22am CDT
nice of them to show us videos from october featuring very little info on the game.
i may well play this in the end, but it's not the Transformers MMO I'm looking for. Granted, the game I'd want would cost millions of Dollars, if recent reports are anything to go by.
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1396433)
Posted by rafal1111 on July 2nd, 2012 @ 6:17am CDT
This game is going to be awesome. There already is few nice sites about it:

http://tfuniverse.pl

http://tfuni.com

http://tfusource.com
Re: Jagex Transformers Universe MMO - Reserve Your In-Game Name First at Botcon 2012 (1424643)
Posted by Association13 on September 28th, 2012 @ 4:20am CDT
The MMO Transformers Universe is revolving a simple story that righteous transformers laboriously mine a quantity of Energon
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