Artix Entertainment’s New MMORPG HeroSmash Announces 1 Million Beta Players in First 8 Weeks

LAND O'LAKES, FLORIDA - June 17, 2011– Artix Entertainment, a small, independent game development studio that creates hit F2P (Free-to-Play) download-free browser games played by over 130 million people, announced today its millionth player sign up in MMORPG HeroSmash.

HeroSmash is Artix Entertainment’s newest game. It features Super Villains and Heroes battling against each other for control of strategic locations and items within Super City. Players choose between playing as evil villains or good heroes and then fight to achieve their faction’s goals– whether it is to save helpless townspeople or rob banks.

The game was released into the Beta phase on April 28 th, 2011. Less than two months after the Beta release, HeroSmash already has one million players testing the game.

Like all the other major games from Artix Entertainment, HeroSmash is updated every week with new releases including new zones, missions, bosses, armors, super powers, and more! This week the developers are releasing a series of missions as well as a special shop with lime flashlight-themed items including weapons and costumes in honor of a certain green super-movie that is in theaters now.

For more information about HeroSmash, please visit: www.HeroSmash.com

Other Games from Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment offers many RPG and MMO titles, ranging from the fantasy realms of AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds to the sci-fi galaxies of MechQuest, WarpForce, and EpicDuel, and the all new superhero MMORPG HeroSmash. Artix has enjoyed a high success rate in the past eight years with over 130 million accounts created for their games.

For more information about our games, please visit:

AdventureQuest Worlds at www.aq.com

DragonFable at www.dragonfable.com

EpicDuel at www.epicduel.com

HeroSmash at www.herosmash.com

MechQuest at www.mechquest.com

AdventureQuest at www.battleon.com

Artix Entertainment games at http://portal.battleon.com

and HeroMart at www.HeroMart.com

You can follow or friend Artix on…

Twitter: http://twitter.com/artixkrieger

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artix

MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/artixkrieger

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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. Artix core offerings are three online RPG games: AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and MechQuest, and three MMORPGs: AdventureQuest Worlds, EpicDuel, and HeroSmash. Players can visit www.artix.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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