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Tuesday, May 7, 2002
GameSmith Game-Matching Service Announced
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Freeverse Software and Ideas from the Deep have unveiled GameSmith, a cross-platform multiplayer game-matching service and online community. Based on the latest version, 2.1, of the open-source networking library OpenPlay, and on the mature game-matching HMS 2.0 technology, GameSmith promises to provide unparalleled stability and compatibility across Mac OS X and Windows when it is released later this summer:

"We're excited to be bringing a whole new level of features and service to the online gaming world, and starting today, we will be aggressively signing up game developers to include GameSmith support in their titles," says Lane Roathe, GameSmith Project Lead.

"The Macintosh game community has long been in need of more options for multiplayer gaming. GameSmith brings new and exciting options to Macintosh game developers and we are totally stoked to see talents like Freeverse and IFD pulling this together," says Yon Hardisty, CEO of, "We are equally as excited to announce that our next Galactic Patrol upgrade will support GameSmith!"

The GameSmith host will running off of Mac OS X and will be integrated into a fully multi-threaded WebObjects application. The game matching service will be ramping up over the next two months and will have its official release at Macworld New York this summer.

A test version is available on the GameSmith web site. Be sure to check it out!


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