OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
A00 Studios appoints new Area00 Manager
Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 11, 2006
On July 10th, 2006, A00 Studios CEO and Area00 founder
Tony Choe has appointed Niels Hillebrand as new manager for Area00,
one of the games developed by A00 Studios.
The new Area00 Manager will take over all management
duties from Tony Choe. Tony Choe will still remain the
owner of the game and decide on important decisions
regarding the future of Area00.
Tony Choe said: I hereby announce that Mr. Niels Hillebrand
becomes our new Area00 Manager. As he worked for Area00
operations and developmemt for several years, now he moves to
a new position. He will lead the operations and start accepting
donations again. I will hand over the management role to him,
so that I can concentrate on my personal priorities.
Niels Hillebrand joined the staff team back in 2001.
Bringing in extensive knowledge about military aircraft,
he was appointed Head of Development in 2003, enabling
Tony to focus on programming the developed changes, managing
the staff team and process donations. Unfortunately,
the situation changed over the years and all attention
was focused on keeping Area00 online. Niels took on the
role of Guardian Manager to help Tony Choe to run the
Guardian program. Along the way, Niels has assisted the
staff teams in managing the game as a Head of Server.
Niels Hillebrand commented: Unfortunately Tony Choe had no
longer enough free time to manage and support Area00
as he had done in the past. I want to help Tony and
keep Area00 alive. Being appointed Manager gives me
the freedom I need to manage things beyond my previous
With the new manager in place, we can expect some changes
in the game and organisation. Asking the new manager about
the plans, he said: For now, the focus of my efforts will
be on the donor program for now. The income from donations
will enable Area00 to live on. After that I will investigate
ways to improve game management and customer support, especially
for donors and guardians. Hopefully
I will be able to restart game development once all these issues
Singapore server has been unavailable for more than a year
now. Many players wonder what will happen, will the Singapore
server ever come back or will it be gone forever? Niels replied:
The fact is that Area00 has a large number of players from this
part of the world, and they have to cope with slow speed and laggy
connections when playing on the current Area00 servers
based in the USA. We are currently working on a plan to get the
server back online in a Singapore based datacenter.
Area00 is a free air combat strategy multiplayer web game based on
military aircraft database with actual specs developed by Tony Choe,
Area00 has unique game
content, and many players are military/aviation enthusiasts or
military veterans. Tony Choe has established the game to be exciting
as well as captivating to the imagination of the players.
Launched in late winter 1999, A00 Studios has designed an array of
exciting multiplayer online games with content across many genres
including strategy, history and gambling.
Niels Hillebrand, Area00 Manager, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Choe, Area00 Founder, e-mail email@example.com
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