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Former CCP exec aims to create a fitness MMO [Updated]

Shawn Schuster

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In probably one of the most ironic paradoxes of all time, someone is making an MMO to help people "reduce sedentary behavior and live more active, energetic lives."

Actually, the idea isn't so far-fetched; it aims to integrate the powerful social aspect of staying fit with a game that lets you compete against others in a massively multiplayer environment. By completing certain "micro-physical challenges" throughout the day, a player can earn achievements while becoming healthier. Known as UtiliFIT, the game is an upcoming MMO created by former CCP North America president and former White Wolf CEO Mike Tinney, who has secured "one source of seed round funding" from BVM Capital and hopes to release an early playable beta version later this month.

[Source: FIX press release]

[Update: We've clarified the type of funding received by the developers.]

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