Studios Honored at 59th Annual Emmy Technology Awards for Creating
First Graphical Online Role-Playing Game!
Las Vegas January 8, 2008 - The National Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) honored Stormfront Studios
at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony
for creating Neverwinter Nights, the first graphical Massively Multiplayer
Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). The Emmy event was held at the
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 7 in Las
Don Daglow, who led the design of Neverwinter Nights, accepted the
award for Stormfront and its publishers, AOL and Wizards of the
Coast. "These games are not just entertainment," Daglow
said. "They build new kinds of communities and create deep
people-to-people relationships. They influence peoples' lives in
the same way as great books, inspiring movies and iconic television
shows, and we're grateful to the National Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences for this honor."
Also honored at the ceremony for developing this new genre of entertainment
were Sony Online Entertainment for Everquest, and Blizzard Entertainment
for World of Warcraft.
Among the presenters at the evening ceremony were Gary Shapiro,
president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA),
legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and Peter Price, president and
CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The Technology & Engineering Awards honor excellence in advances
in the use, creativity and adaptation of technology that enhances
or improves the consumer experience with media across multiple platforms.
All multiplayer adventure games before Neverwinter Nights were played
by players reading text on the screen and typing in coded moves,
and in the early 1990's adding graphics to such titles was the "Holy
Grail" of online game development.
Stormfront began work on Neverwinter Nights in 1989, and the game's
audience grew steadily on AOL following its introduction in 1991.
The game was finally discontinued in 1997 when changes in AOL's
hardware and software systems no longer supported its operation.
The game's success inspired the creation of a series of hit computer
games of the same name from BioWare, as well as new games like Ultima
Online, Everquest and World of Warcraft.
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|THE TWO TOWERS
Battle the evil forces of Mordor in the the PlayStation®2
game based on the blockbuster movie: The Lord of the Rings
The Two Towers.
Stormfront Studios develops top quality, award-winning games for
PS3, Xbox360, Wii, PC and handhelds. Its next title is The Spiderwick
Chronicles, based on the February, 2008 film from Nickelodeon Movies
and Paramount. The company focuses exclusively on creating AAA-quality
originals and high-profile licensed titles, and its client list
includes Sierra, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, AOL and Sony.
In 2008 Stormfront was honored at the 59th Annual Technology &
Engineering Emmy Awards for creating Neverwinter Nights, the first
graphical Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG).
In 2002 the company won the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Founded in 1988, Stormfront
has been named to the Inc. 500 list of entrepreneurial companies
three times. The company is privately held
About The National Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is
a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement
of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative
leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements
within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television
with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports,
Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment,
Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and
Business & Financial Reporting.
Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming
is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United
States. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs
including National Student Television and its Student Award for
Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students,
as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for
both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information,
please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.