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Creating a world set 170 years in the future is what a team of Honolulu-based game developers considers a challenge. On the Net:
Make the planet Mars, populate it with ultra-modern cities, flying cars and millions of gamers, and that’s what they call a whole lot of fun.
The development of Blue Mars, an online multiplayer game set to debut in beta format next year, is bringing dozens of former Square USA employees back to Hawaii under the company Avatar Reality Inc.
The company, founded in mid-2006, is helping revitalize a local gaming industry that saw the loss of more than 200 game developers when Square closed its Honolulu office in 2002.