About a year ago we were approached by a production assistant representing MGM Studios, asking for permission to use some footage from Perpetuum in an upcoming movie. According to them it was supposed to be the favorite game of the main character, used in two different scenes. Some extra visibility is always good, even if it's just some obscure indie movie - we thought back then. So we provided some high quality gameplay videos and didn't hear back since.

Well, imagine our surprise today.

The movie is called "Max", and it seems to be a full-fledged Hollywood movie, a good one even. The trailer has been released today - look for a stompy Gropho at the 29 second mark. Obviously the movie is not about our game and it probably only gets a few seconds of screen time, but needless to say we're very proud! :)

ps. Meanwhile the new assignment system is shaping up nicely, expect a new blog about it in the next few days.

Dear Players,

we would like to close another chapter in the history of Perpetuum and set our eyes on pastures greener and newer. Everyone involved in the recent exploits has been severely punished. The complexity and scale of the issue left us with little room for deliberation, so our only option was to wipe all everything from corporation hangars and characters. This way, the illegitimate assets have been completely removed from the game. Sharing numbers with the community would be futile, for if someone has the ability to create items out of thin air, it matters not whether they have a stock of three hundred or three million in their hangars.

Unfortunately the measures we took affected a lot of players that had no idea about the scam they were involved in. Please allow me to say a few words about those we have punished in M2S. This is not a name and shame post, these players had no idea what was going on behind the scenes and suffered betrayal from a small number of people they trusted and were loyal to. The persistence, honesty and camaraderie demonstrated by this corporation during our proceedings against them is nothing short of admirable and deserves the full respect of both the development team and all the other players. They took this devastating blow right on the chin and decided to start from scratch, stay together and reestablish themselves on Nia. We wish them all the best!

The corporations fighting these unbeatable odds also deserve our awe and respect in industrial, military and communal aspects equally.

We would like to kindly request that there be no witch hunt, humiliation, harassment against players that were unaware of the exploit schemes and already took a huge blow both economically and emotionally. The real offenders are no longer among us, so any of these callouts would be misplaced, and we will protect all our players from causeless harassment equally.

We are very proud to be hosts for such a great community, all of you guys are awesome! Here's to an engaging adventure for all of us!