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Oklahoma City - January 7, 2013 - GoldFire
Studios, creator of real-time multiplayer games for the web, today
Kickstarter campaign for its hotly anticipated
CasinoRPG. CasinoRPG offers a unique gameplay
experience that wraps role-playing, tycoon and casino games into a
web-based, isometric MMORPG using the latest HTML5 technologies.
The use of HTML5 allows the game to be played synchronously across
most modern devices, without the need for downloads or plugins.
James Simpson, GoldFire Studios' CEO and founder, started
developing games for the web when he was just thirteen years old.
He has continued his passion for the last decade, and millions
around the world have now played his games and game-related
products. "Growing up in Oklahoma, there weren't a lot of
opportunities for game development," said Simpson, "so I started my
own independent game studio while attending the University of
GoldFire Studios just wrapped up three months in the VentureSpur
startup accelerator program out of Oklahoma City. "We've chosen to
stay here in Oklahoma City rather than go to one of the coasts,"
said Simpson. The team sees it as a competitive advantage because
of the quickly evolving culture in the city, as well as the fact
that they are the only studio in town. Simpson added that "tech
startups no longer have to be in Silicon Valley to succeed, and we
hope to prove that with CasinoRPG."
According to Simpson, "there hasn't been much innovation in the
casino games space." CasinoRPG aims to change that by creating an
entirely new category that wraps a vast, persistent virtual world
around classic casino games. "No longer are you just pulling a
virtual lever, there is actually depth to the gameplay," he
"We've faced many technical challenges working with such new
technologies, but we've come a long way and are ready to show the
world what the web is capable of," says Luke Simkins, GoldFire
Studios' Chief Technology Officer. Simpson added that "we've barely
begun to tap the possibilities of the web as a legitimate gaming
platform, the future of browser gaming is very exciting."
CasinoRPG is unique to Kickstarter because it is already nearing
completion and will enter beta testing shortly after the successful
completion of the Kickstarter campaign. "We want to make a good
game great, and that doesn't come cheap," said Simpson, "so we are
turning to Kickstarter to get us to the finish line." Backers of
the Kickstarter will be able to participate in private beta rounds
months before the game is released to the public, along with access
to various physical and digital rewards.
About GoldFire Studios
GoldFire Studios, Inc. is an independent game development and
publishing studio based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. GoldFire
Studios specializes in developing highly interactive browser-based
games that utilize cutting-edge web technologies around real-time
multiplayer gameplay experiences. More information can be found by