A Norwegian company which has proven to make attractive
games world-wide. Their first big hit was The Longest Journey
which sold millions. The main reason for this was a good story-line
. And being a non-violent
game as it is, made many families
go for the game, and maybe more important
, a gift for christmas to the game-loving
Later on, they produced Anarchy Online which had quite some hype around it. This was supposed to be ground-breaking and very original. But unfortunately FunCom faced many unpredictable challenges, including net lag, game balance and compatibility issues. The betas that were released in dozens helped a bit, but it was still many challenges that weren't completed.
They have now announced a new Massive Multiplayer Online Game, (MMOG), namely Midgard. This time they go back hundreds of years to the viking period of Scandinavia. They have released magnificent-looking concept-arts and ideas as to what the game is about. Hopefully they will have learned from the earlier game Anarchy Online and make a more stable and playable game.