Pragon Studios, the developers of City of Heroes MMO, announced a new addition to their Guest Author program which incorporates original community created content into the game.
Details in the press release:
Paragon Studios is proud to announce the addition of Bill Willingham, along with Rooster Teeth and Scott Kurtz as inaugural participants in the recently announced Guest Author program, made possible through the revolutionary Mission Architect tool set in City of Heroes. The Guest Author program provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for influential writers and aspiring game or story designers to work alongside a world-class development team to bring their ideas to life within a massive multiplayer online role playing game.
As one of North America's most popular MMO games and the premier MMO based on character super powers, City of Heroes is the perfect medium for writers and story creators of all kinds hoping to expand their audience and extend their reach into a large and enthusiastic community. Through the power of the Mission Architect tool, every player can create his or her own adventures and share those adventures with every other hero or villain in Paragon City and the Rogue Isles.
The four inaugural guest author missions will premiere in-game on Tuesday, October 13, following the Reactivation and Double XP weekend that's going on now. The missions can be found in game by opening the browser inside one of the Architect Entertainment Buildings. Here are brief descriptions of the Guest Author missions:
Guest Author: Bill Willingham, New York Times bestselling writer, and the creator of the multiple award winning comic book series Fables
Title: "Quest for Magic"
Description: Irena Faust is tired of being a civilian in a super world, so she's embarked upon a quest for super powers. She thinks magic is the way to go and she has an idea of where to start. Can you help her?
Guest Author: Rooster Teeth, best known for the popular comedy series, Red vs. Blue
Title: "Mission: Awesome"
Description: Help Captain Dynamic defeat the Great Face's evil plans...
Title: "The Great Face-Off"
Description: The Great Face wants to wreak havoc on Paragon City. He needs your help to free him from Paragon Prison and then carry out his master plan...
Guest Author: Scott Kurtz, a full-time comic-strip artist for "PvP"
Title: "OMG, it's the LOLBAT!"
Description: OMG! Your new contact on the street is none other than the Internet meme-obsessed hero, the LOLBAT, and he brings grave if not confusing news. The Algonquin Hate Table, a rogues gallery of the LOLBAT's greatest foes, are looking to expand their heinous if not artfully influenced crime syndicate into Paragon City. If you know what's good for you and the citizens you protect, you won't let that happen. Luckily, the LOLBAT knows how these guys work and he's ready to help you defeat these pompous profligates.
For more information about City of Heroes/City of Villains go to http://www.cityofheroes.com.
For more information about the Guest Author program go to http://www.cityofheroes.com/game_info/guest_authors/