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Enter a brave new world of online gaming and virtual social interaction in Project Entropia. Billed by developers at MindArk as "the next generation of interactive entertainment," this title strives not only to provide a state-of-the-art massively multiplayer adventure, but also all the tools and trappings to allow the development of a socially comprehensive, living community. Even those characters who never plan to raise a weapon or leave the safety of their virtual neighborhoods are welcomed to take up residence on the fantasy planet of Calypso, adding to the population, diversity, and development of the in-game society and culture.
Though Project Entropia puts a heavy emphasis on the social aspects of the massively multiplayer, persistent world experience, characters that venture beyond the safety of the city walls will face dangerous mutants and rogue robots in familiar, battle-oriented adventure gaming. Player characters can earn game money by slaying these dangerous entities and clearing the wilderness for future city expansion. On the other hand, characters can also earn game money by becoming cautious craftspeople and providing services to other paying characters.
Among the most notable features of Project Entropia is the ability for players to convert real money into game money and back. By adding actual funds to an in-game account, users can convert their cold hard cash into game credits that their characters can use to purchase equipment and services. At the time of its release, players obtain the game itself and join the online world free of any monetary charge and, true to the overall theme of inclusive virtual interaction, developers plan to raise money for the continuing support of the project from completely within the context of the game world, by charging characters for certain services and auctioning off special equipment. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide