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Game Nation: The MMO Resort

Posted May 28, 2010 by Michael Bitton

Game Nation: The MMO Resort

A company called Ruke Studios is creating an "Experiental Video Game Theme Park and Resort" called Game Nation. The basic idea here is that of a resort / themepark for LARPers (Live Action Role Players), where visitors will be able to live out their fantasies as whatever character they wish to create.

Sounds interesting? According to the Kotaku report, it's been tried before. First, by Dream Park Corporation in the 90's, and their themepark never materialized, leaving the company to go bankrupt in 1997. The closest existing themepark to what Ruke is setting to do is MagiQuest, which has several locations throughout the US and even Japan.

Ruke is currently scouting out locations for Game Nation, and they expect to find something within the next year. Read below for the official Game Nation description:

Game Nation™ is the world’s first Experiential Video Game Theme Park and Resort. Visitors will become players as their dreams and fantasies come to life in adventures yet to be told. You will become anything you like and live out the character you create. But this is no game. It’s real!

Check out the Game Nation website here to sign up for updates.

[Thanks Cecropia for the tip!]

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB

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