Limited Beta Release of Jumala Makes a Game of Making Games

Company: Jumala
Published: 25 August, 2011
SEATTLE -- Blade Games World today announced the limited beta release of Jumala, a free gaming destination and platform where players create, play and share 3D games in a social environment. Jumala empowers players with no programming skills to design unique, visually stunning, 3D game experiences and introduces an exciting new gameplay concept where the building of games is a game itself.

In Jumala, players are encouraged to discover and unlock new features that improve their design skills and enhance the gameplay experience by rewarding them for achievements as they build and play. For example, players can earn game designer skill points by adding collectibles, enemies or modifying elements in an existing game or by creating an entirely new game.

Built to be social, Jumala allows players to find and play games created by other community members and rewards creators when their games are played. Additionally, players can chat and collaborate with friends in Jumala while playing or building games. In the future, Jumala will offer additional features such as leader boards for the designer and the player to see how friends are doing in their games, gifting to friends and integration with other popular social media platforms.

“We made Jumala to change the way consumers think about game creation,” said Virl Hill, CEO of Blade Games World. “Whether they want to build, play or both, Jumala offers an infinite number of fun, intuitive game experiences that are different for everyone, every time. We’re excited to invite PAX attendees and players everywhere to come play and become part of our community.”

“At Jumala, we’re truly giving the power to the players,” said Frank Savage, CTO of Blade Games World. "Jumala will continually evolve - we'll offer additional genres of games, new types of functionality, better graphics and different environments - whatever our players need to make the best games and to have fun in the process.”

Key Features:

Play for free
Modify existing games – utilize tools to edit elements such as terrain, scaling, placement of objects, environmental backgrounds & lighting as well as to build out game logic & interaction
Create 3D PC games working from template landscapes
Create new kinds of games with a variety of functional and environmental items
Play community-created games
Chat with friends, connect with other players and manage your friends list
Pick from hundreds of items in the Jumala “Marketplace”
Earn “spark” - or virtual currency - by completing a series of quests and tutorials
Receive rewards when friends play your games and when you play your friends’ games

Jumala’s CTO, Frank Savage, will be moderating the PAX Prime panel entitled “You Call That Fun?” on Saturday, August 27 at 6:30pm in the Wolfman Theatre, facilitating a discussion about what makes an engaging game from a player’s perspective. Additionally, PAX Prime attendees can obtain a special ingame PAX item at www.jumala.com/pax2011 beginning Friday, August 26.

The open beta launch of Jumala is coming late 2011. Gamers can visit Jumala now to play the limited beta.

For additional assets and information, please visit: www.jumala.com/press.

About Blade Games World

Blade Games World develops and publishes Jumala, a free gaming destination and platform where players create, play and share 3D games in a social environment. Based in Bellevue Washington, Blade Games is led by an experienced team of game development professionals. For more information, please visit www.jumala.com.