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"Most Wanted" Ark Hunter will appear in episode of Defiance

Posted by: Sean Cahill at 6/19/2013 11:02 AM
Trion Worlds' bold jump into the world of MMOs has garnered a lot of attention in the form of Defiance, the first person MMO hybrid that is based off of the hit television show on the SyFy Network.  A contest was held over the course of a few weeks to determine who the most wanted Ark Hunter was in the game, with the winner being named today as Zachary Prast.  While his character will take a break in-game and give others a chance to harvest Arks, Zachary's in-game character will get to appear in the TV show's first season finale.  Congratulations to Zachary and we hope he enjoys seeing his character come to life on TV!


TRION ANNOUNCES ‘MOST WANTED’ GAMER FOR DEFIANCE™
 
In-Game Contest Winner Will See Himself in Upcoming Episode of the Defiance TV Series
 
Redwood Shores, CA (June 19, 2013) Trion Worlds has announced the winner of the first-ever transmedia contest for Defiance™, the groundbreaking online open world shooter and hit television series on Syfy. The ‘Most Wanted’ in-game contest pitted players against both the game’s environment and each other to see who would rise to the top and become the ultimate Ark Hunter. The Ark Hunter earning the most ark salvage (the in game currency system) per hour*during their time played over the course of the contest, which spanned from April 30 to May 12, was chosen to be the winner. During this span, Zachary Prast showcased his undeniable Ark Hunter skills by earning almost 3 times the average ark salvage per hour! 
 
Zachary will leave the in-game world and be seen in an upcoming episode of Defiance on Syfy. Zachary demonstrated truly exceptional skills as an Ark Hunter in the game, beating out thousands of other players for a chance to have the show’s character artists render his likeness into a special place in the Season 1 finale, making him the first-ever gamer to crossover into the television property. 
 
Defiance is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Defiance, please visit www.Defiance.com.
 
*excluding ark salvage earned from the Salvage Matrix
 
About Defiance
In Defiance, players embark on a journey into a futuristic online open world shooter where the survival of Earth relies on their skills as an Ark Hunter, as they level up in massive co-op battles and fierce multiplayer combat. Players can also hunt alone while improving skills and unlocking powerful modern and alien weaponry that is essential for survival in the constantly evolving online world. Defiance invites gamers to explore vast landscapes on a variety of vehicles while leading the charge in huge co-op battles. Immerse yourself in the world of Defiance as the game impacts, and is impacted by, the Defiance TV series on Syfy. 
 
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era.  Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift® and the highly-anticipated ArcheAgeEnd of Nations®, and Defiance™. Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.