InstantAction.com has a very Tribes like Online First Person Shooter. The Appeal is huge. Sitting in a computer lab at school you and 20 of your friends can hop on and play against a rival school, or when a meeting turn boring jump in with the guy sitting next to you.
InstantAction.com also borrows from Planet Entropia in that you can use real money to buy virtual items, or sell virtual items for real money.
InstantAction.com Partners With Live Gamer, Inc. to Power Secure Real Money Marketplace
InstantAction, the web-based gaming platform launching in 2008 and Live Gamer, the premier provider of the publisher-supported, secure platform for real money trading of virtual property today announced an exclusive partnership to bring commerce to the live action gaming community. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
The Live Gamer Exchange will provide real money trading (RMT) capabilities to the InstantAction.com platform, GarageGames and IAC’s recently announced initiative to deliver web-based video games to a global audience of core gamers.
“InstantAction.com is committed to bringing the highest quality graphics and innovative game play to the web browser for gamers around the world.” said Josh Williams, CEO of GarageGames and InstantAction. “Adding the Live Gamer Exchange to our platform gives our gamers a fun, secure and fully sanctioned environment to safely trade virtual items accumulated in our games.”
Live Gamers’ introduction of a fully legitimate real money trading platform has brought virtual item trading into the mainstream. Traditionally associated with massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), real money trading represents an estimated $1.8 billion(1) in real money exchanged annually among MMOG players and virtual world inhabitants who buy and sell the rights to in-game goods, services, and even characters. Now major media companies and entertainment brands are embracing Live Gamer as a new way for their customers to extend and enhance their game play experience.
“IAC has a compelling legacy of success in pioneering new transactional interactive businesses and is blazing the trail once again in the online games category with InstantAction.com,” said Live Gamer co-founder and President, Andrew Schneider. “Live Gamer is proud to partner with InstantAction.com to ensure that its players have access to a safe and secure marketplace for real money trading on the interactive gaming network.”
Live Gamer Exchange will be available at InstantAction.com in 2008. About Live Gamer
Live Gamer is the leading provider for publisher-supported virtual item trading. The Live Gamer Exchange is trusted by top publishers worldwide and offers a turnkey solution for MMOG and virtual world operators to provide legitimate real money trading of virtual assets within their titles, facilitating a safe and fair environment for all participants. Based in New York, NY, the company was founded by industry veterans and backed with $24 million in venture funding from Charles River Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, and Pequot Ventures. (http://www.livegamer.com/)
InstantAction brings 3D multiplayer console-quality games to the web browser through its unique platform. It combines high-end visuals and rapid game play with social gaming, allowing players to form parties and easily move from one game to the next. InstantAction is now live and accepting registrations for early access to its private beta. The site will launch to the public in March 2008. Its initial portfolio of original games range from high-profile studios to newly discovered game development talent. InstantAction was created by GarageGames, an operating business of IAC . InstantAction is located in Eugene, OR, and on the web at http://www.instantaction.com/.