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Chinese dev wins Oracle's Duke's Award for MMORPG

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Chinese Java developer Handseeing Information brought gaming back to Oracle's Duke's Choice Award this year with its web-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, X Fantasy, according to a press release from the developer.

Oracle, the company that developed the Java programming platform and language, has sponsored the Duke's Awards since 2003 "to recognize and celebrate the innovation that Java delivers" and "compelling use of Java technology," according to the company.

Handseeing Information created X Fantasy in its JGnet Java engine. According to the developer's English language website, the game includes allusions to China's "ancient culture background," and you can check out more at Snail Games' official Chinese language website for X Fantasy.

Past Duke's Choice gaming winners include RuneScape, Jagex's MMORPG, which won in 2009. Other winners this year will be announced at the JavaOne 2013 conference, which will be held in San Francisco Sept. 22-26.