Trident Games Prepares New Online Game Using Skotos Engine

BERKELEY, CA, March 2, 2007 - Skotos Tech, a producer of online games, has licensed its innovative StoryBuilder Kit to Trident Games, who will be producing a new prose roleplaying game with it called Citadel: Lands of the Empty Sky.

Skotos has been developing the StoryBuilder Kit since 1999 to allow for the vivid creation of prose multiuser environments. It is built on DGD, which was also used by iChat to create its original chat server. At Skotos the StoryBuilder Kit is now the heart of four different online games, Castle Marrach, Ironclaw Online, The Lazarus Project, and Lovecraft Country: Arkham by Night. Citadel will be the first licensed game built using Skotos' gaming engine.

In the World of Citadel it has been three hundred years since the stars fell from the sky as crystal fragments, shaking the very laws of reality and reducing the world of Citadel to barbarism. Seven nations have now grown amidst the indecipherable relics of the past; they vie to shape a new world.

Citadel: Lands of the Empty Sky will feature an immersive blend of directed adventure and open content. Players will experience tactical combat through the eyes of eight distinct classes, fighting either solo or in groups. Citadel's crafting, business, housing, politics, and PvP warfare systems will supplement this core combat system, providing endless opportunity for ongoing play.

Citadel is currently in development.

The Skotos StoryBuilder Kit, including both the DGD driver and Skotos' prose roleplaying library, is available for license for online games. Additional information is available by mailing

About Skotos Tech

Skotos Tech ( is an online gaming channel that covers the entire world of multiplayer games. It produces the Skotos StoryBuilder Kit--which is the heart of prose-based RPGs such as Ironclaw Online and The Lazarus Project--and also aggregates numerous other games--including The Eternal City, Galactic Emperor: Hegemony, Days of Wonder's online gaming package, and five games from GameTable Online--into a single subscription service.

About Trident Games

Trident Games ( was founded in September 2006 by Thomas Rice to produce the prose online RPG, Citadel: Lands of the Empty Sky--with more games planned for the future. Rice has been involved in the online roleplaying community since 1990, when he helped to establish the long-running game, Shattered World.