F2P FORUM TO HOLD ITS FIFTH ANNUAL ‘FREE TO PLAY FORUM MIXER’ AT GDC 2012 ON MARCH 7TH

San Jose, Calif. March 1, 2012--- F2P Forum, a collection of executives and representatives of free to play gaming publishers, announced today that it will hold its fifth annual free to play mixer next week during the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. An invitation-only event that has grown in popularity each year and is already sold out for 2012, the Mixer brings together individuals from all over the free to play mobile and online gaming space.

The F2P Forum Mixer is presented by Aeria Games as the 2012 Diamond Sponsor and is also sponsored by World Golf Tour, incomm, Kabam, Online Warmongers, adknowledge and iddiction.  The event will be held on March 7, 2012 at the Minna Art gallery in San Francisco. As part of the festivities, iddiction, a company whose service helps with the experience of discovering apps in the App Store, will raffle off $45,000 USD in iOS marketing credits.

“The F2P Forum Mixer brings together the best in mobile, social and MMO gaming in an intimate and exclusive setting,” said Mary Min, of the F2P Forum. “We are so pleased to have Aeria Games as our 2012 Diamond Sponsor. Aeria is one of the largest and fastest growing free-to-play publishers in the world with over 35 million core players and an amazing portfolio.”

The F2P Forum group’s mission is to promote the free to play business model and host events to connect industry personnel with each other. F2P forum is an ever growing group which includes executives and staff from traditional MMORPG, social, web and mobile gaming companies.

“We love bringing companies in the free-to-play space together and our GDC event has become one of the highlights of the year for our group,” Min continued. “We want to thank all of our 2012 sponsors for making it happen!”

“Sponsoring the F2P Forum Mixer is a great way for Aeria Games to celebrate a year of incredible growth for not only ourselves but the free to play industry as a whole,” said JT Nguyen, COO of Aeria Games. “We look forward to spending time sharing experiences, discussing strategies for progress and meeting new friends over the course of a fun evening.”

With a rapidly growing community of over 35 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. From offices in the US, Germany, and Brazil, Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality titles in nine languages covering more than 30 countries.

Media interested in attending the event can contact Mika Kelly at mika@clevercomm.com

About the F2P Forum:

The F2P Forum is a collection of executives and representatives of free to play gaming publishers, developers, and service providers. The group’s mission is to promote the free to play business model and host events to connect industry personnel with each other. We are ever growing and include executives and staff from traditional MMORPG, social, web and mobile gaming companies.

About Aeria Games:

With a rapidly growing community of over 35 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and with offices in the US, Germany, and Brazil, Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish and Russian - covering more than 30 countries. The company’s proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible from PC, browser, tablet, and smart phones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games’ specialized platform that enables quick and easy game integration. The company’s diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile titles. For more information, visit http://www.aeriagames.com.

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