Digital News Brief Provides Video Re-enactment
Using 3D Gaming Technology
New York, NY (January 20, 2004
) - Kuma Reality Games, the pioneer of ‘Reality Gaming’
and a leading-edge broadband content company, today released a video
re-enactment of the capture of Saddam Hussein, created with its
soon-to-launch Kuma War online service.
This video, the first of the company’s monthly Kuma Minutes,
combines real-world intel - including satellite imagery, Department
of Defense reports, expert analysis and personal accounts of soldiers
on the ground - with cutting-edge game technology to create an accurate
and stunningly realistic portrayal of this historic event.
The Kuma Minute significantly raises the bar for
3D news graphics. Future Kuma Minutes and the underlying assets
will be made available to news organizations for re-broadcast and
"Kuma War uses breaking news as
the basis for our playable missions," said Dante Anderson,
Kuma’s head of development. "You can be the 4th Infantry
Division, capturing Saddam, or the 10 th Mountain Division chasing
al Qaeda through Afghanistan. Our job is to give a 'boots on the
ground' experience of actual events in the global war on terror."
Available online in February, Kuma
War episodes are delivered over the web to
subscribers, giving consumers the latest headlines in a playable,
first-person experience. "We communicate the latest events
in the global war on terror to Americans at home in a fundamentally
new way," said Keith Halper, CEO of Kuma Reality Games. "We
are the news -- informative, accurate and timely - for a generation
raised on interactive media."
ABOUT KUMA REALITY GAMES
Kuma Reality Games builds re-creations of real-world
events using advanced gaming tools. Kuma War,
the first ‘Reality Game’, will be available online in
February. Each month, Kuma subscribers will receive playable missions,
video news shows, extensive intelligence gathered from news sources
around the world, and insight from a decorated team of military
veterans. Kuma War is a first and third-person
tactical squad-based game that provides multiple updates monthly
to the consumer’s computer to reflect unfolding events in
the real world. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New
York is a privately held company.
The first Kuma Minute, Operation: Red Dawn, the
Capture of Saddam Hussein, is available for free on the Kuma War
website, at http://company.kumawar.com/Movies/Saddam.zip.
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