9 MILLION GAMERS PLAY MMORPG ADVENTUREQUEST WORLDS

LAND O’LAKES, FLORIDA– JULY 16, 2009 -- Artix Entertainment, creator of MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds, announced today the game has exceeded 9 million registered players. Since its launch in October, AdventureQuest Worlds has grown an average of 1.1 million new players every month.

“The spectacular growth rate of AQW shows no signs of slowing down, and we find that very gratifying,” said Adam Bohn, founder and CEO of Artix Entertainment.“The game’s appeal– in addition to chat, real-time combat, wars, and live events– is enhanced by our releasing at least one new game update every week since launch.”

AdventureQuest Worlds provides players with exciting adventures battling armies of monsters in real-time combat and new weekly quests. Players can customize their characters with armors, capes, helms, and custom-crafted weapons from the Blacksmith’s Shop at any level. Players have the freedom to change among different character classes at any time, and can level-up all of the classes to the max to unlock new skills and specialty shops along the way.

Players can visit www.AQ.com to sign up for an account and play online for free. No downloads are required.

Other Games from Artix Entertainment

Artix offers other RPG titles AdventureQuest, MechQuest, DragonFable, and the just-announced WarpForce scheduled to launch on June 17, 2009. Artix has enjoyed a high success rate in the past five years with over 85 million accounts created for their games. Players can get more information about AdventureQuest at www.battleon.com, MechQuest at www.mechquest.com, DragonFable at www.dragonfable.com, and WarpForce at www.warpforce.com.

About Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment LLC, is a privately held, game development and publishing studio that specializes in creating online, browser-based, anime-style, role-playing Flash games with a distinctive visual style and high-quality game play. Artix has developed a range of games with storylines that are based in the fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure genre. Content within the games is updated on a weekly basis creating a compelling experience which keeps users coming back frequently for new content and story lines. Players can visit www.artixentertainment.com for more information.

Media Contacts

Daniel Vasile, Artix Entertainment, at dan@battleon.com.

Doug Mealy, Online Marketing and Public Relations, at dmealy@om-pr.com.


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