EVE Online Available to Linux Users

CCP, one of the world’s largest independent game developers, and TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), a leading developer of software portability products for the electronic entertainment industry, today announced the availability of EVE Online, a leading massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), on the Macintosh and Linux platforms. With this release, EVE Online is now available on the most widely used operating systems – Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

CCP and TransGamingcollaborated to develop the Mac and Linux versions of EVE Online to allow users across platforms to play within the same perpetual online universe, enabling large-scale battles with thousands of players. Seamless integration ofEVE Online’s original code for Microsoft Windows with Cider, for the Mac, and Cedega, for Linux, preserves the high quality of the game’s performance on the new platforms. These engines allow the original code base to run on Mac and Linux and therefore deliver equivalent game play, as well as ensure that the game evolves congruently on all three platforms without delays.

“The explosive growth of EVE Online since its launch coupled with the strong demand from the Mac and Linux communities has encouraged us to make the game available on new platforms,” said Thor Gunnarsson, Vice President of Business Development of CCP. “Together with TransGaming, we have now achieved an important milestone in our drive to make the EVE universe pervasive and available to anyone who wishes to play.”

“The availability of EVE Online to the Mac and Linux communities extends the game to rapidly growing new communities who have been enthusiastically demanding the game on their platforms of choice,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO of TransGaming Technologies. “We are very pleased to see the efforts of our partnership come to fruition with the release of EVE Online for the Mac and Linux platforms.”

A free, 14-day trial for EVE Online is available for download at http://www.eve-online.com For full details of the CCP and TransGamingpartnership, please visit http://www.lewiswire.com/us/index.php?news_id=139&client=191