October 1, 2010
Although a few months ago, Love was a big buzzword in the world of MMOs because
of its one-man development team, the small team, independent MMO is nothing new
in the world of online multiplayer gaming. Neverdaunt 8bit has also been around
for a while, and standing longer than both of these games is Sherwood Dungeon, a
game that has passed its sixth year in May. Sherwood Dungeon began as a hobby
creation of Gene Endrody, but has evolved to a game that has gained a million
monthly visitors and a cult-like following. . . .
If youíre anything like me then you have the preconceived notion that
browser-based games are nothing more than a fun distraction for a few minutes.
When I volunteered to review Sherwood Dungeon I thought that I would be playing
some simple, 2D, text-based online RPG. I was very, very wrong. . .
Sherwood Dungeon, a 3D action-orientated browser MMORPG developed by Maid Marian
Entertainment, is a game unlike any other youíll likely have ever played. I
know, I know. Youíve heard it all before. Hell, thereís a good chance youíve
heard it all from me. This time, itís different. I swear. . .
Ever have a friend who made his own game? Pretty impressive, right? What about a
friend who made his own MMO? Well, a game called Sherwood Dungeon has just
passed its sixth anniversary. It has had over a million players and was whipped
together by a single guy. . .
November 2, 2010
Have you ever wanted to make your own MMOG? Have you ever thought if only you
knew how to code you would make an MMOG that rocks? Few of us really think we
could do something like that on our own. Well for the past 6 years, Gene Endrody
has done exactly that! He has painstakingly single handedly created his own free
to play MMOG called Sherwood Dungeon. Growing to over 1 million unique players
per month, Gene has shown how far one man with a dream and a little know how can
climb. Ten Ton Hammer recently sat down with Gene to discuss the success of
October 3, 2010
RPG Fanatic's You Tube video review of Sherwood Dungeon
November 2, 2010
Aussie-Gamer.com recently had the chance to catch up with the one-man team
behind the browser based MMORPG, Sherwood Dungeon. Gene Endrody takes care of
the development, updates, graphics and servers for the game, and we wanted to
find out exactly what he was thinking! Read on below to find out!
December 18, 2010
Sherwood Dungeon is a free browser MMO that started as an experimental project
in 2003 and slowly but surely evolved into one of the most cherished games of
FreeMMOStation.com spoke with the maker - yes, just one - of Sherwood Dungeon.
Read on to learn about the creation and evolution of this MMO. . .
October 4, 2010
Last Friday, Examiner took an in-depth look at Sherwood Dungeon, a free-to-play,
browser-based game produced by Gene Endrody. The unique game lets heroes delve
into mysterious locations and a deep dungeon, quest, and even PvP. We talked
with Gene to get further insight into Sherwood Dungeon's creation, development,
and unique perspective in the world of online gaming. . .
Sherwood Dungeon is one of those rare MMOs which survived in a very competitive
market. Operating for six years is no mean feat for any game and Sherwood
Dungeon has proven that it can be done. We here at OnRPG were given a chance to
talk with Gene Endrody and to get to know the creator and the game more closely.
Massive multiplayer world create by one-person team rewards more than one
million players with new Prophecy of Bane quest series.
Although a few massively multiplayer titles receive the majority of exposure in
game publications, the category as a whole is far larger than many of us might
think. We may know there are now lots of downloadable free to play options.
However, we're less likely to be aware that many browser-based choices are also
available, or to know they can attract considerable numbers of users. For
example, Maid Marian Entertainment's Shockwave-based Sherwood Dungeon has over
1.5 million accounts. Gene Endrody was kind enough to provide these expert
insights on the sector in which his tiny company competes, apparently quite
I was lucky enought to meet Leigh Alexander, the organizer of the World's in
Motion Summit at GDC 2007. This is her review of Sherwood Dungeon.
Adobe featured Sherwood and MaidMarian.com in a prominent Showcase and Case
Study for Adobe Director users. Have a look.
A flurry of articles on Sherwood came out in June 2007 after Adobe's case study
on MaidMarian.com. Here is a selection from Wired Game Life, Matt Mihaly's The
Forge, Gamasutra and the Escapist.
January 13, 2007
This is an interview of Gene Endrody, the creator of Sherwood Dungeon, by
Hanford Lemoore and goes into some of the technical details, inspiration and
history behind the game.
This is a recap of the days events when we took home two Pop Vox awards at New Media BC's Vidfest 2007. We won for Best Game and Best of
British Columbia, while competing against some of the largest video game
companies in the world.
This is an article on MaidMarian.com by Blaine Kyllo that
appeared in Vancouver's Georgia Straight and Calgary's News & Entertainment