FORT LEE, N.J. – Jan. 20, 2012 – Fantage.com (Fantage), a leading virtual world for kids ages 6 to 16 is excited to announce its official grand opening in Germany and France. Players who register for the German or French versions of the site will witness a Fantage already blanketed in snow. During the first two weeks of launch, between Friday, January 20 and Friday, February 3rd, all new registered users will receive special commemorative items, including a crown and a castle board. Users who become Premium Members within the same period will receive additional bonus stars at no extra cost.
As part of an expansion that has already brought about mobile games, the expansion to Germany and France will broaden the reach of Fantage's virtual world. This expansion will make Fantage more accessible to European users and is part of a plan to bring Fantage to all users of the world.
“As a leading online destination for children, we are happy to announce the official grand opening of Fantage in Germany and France,” said David Hwang, CEO, Fantage. “With more than 16 million users enjoying the site, the debut of Fantage in Germany and France is a very important step in including German- and French-speaking children. Fantage is an important place for our kids and our current users. We want to broaden this reach as much as we can, so more can enjoy what our 16 million users already do."
Introduced in 2008, Fantage has grown to more than 16 million users and is an awarded virtual world. Fantage is PEGI certified and abides by Safe Harbor regulations. Consisting of 14 towns – including Pet Town, Wizard’s Domain and Fantage School – Fantage features rewarding single and multiplayer mini-games, including Top Models Fashion Show, multi-user safe chat for conversations with friends, rich educational content including math, geography and strategy games, and nearly endless character customization options, allowing for a truly unique experience. Fantage is dedicated to bringing a safe and fun community for children as well as their parents.
For more information or to join one of the fastest-growing virtual worlds for kids, tweens and teens, please visit: www.fantage.de or www.fantage.fr. Review accounts are available for qualified press.
Press Contacts for Fantage:
Racheal Caswell / Nathalie Nourian
Wonacott Communications, LLC
(310) 477-2871, Ext. 662 / 674
Founded in 2007 and launched the following year, Fantage.com is a next-generation destination site for children. While users can play Fantage for free, Fantage has not increased monthly membership fees since its inception.
With more than 16 million users, Fantage games and adventures entertain and delight children, and promote positive social interaction in an engaging, exciting, safe environment that both kids and parents love. Fantage is the recipient of many awards, including Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review for excellence in children’s interactive media, a Mom's Choice Award, the TRUSTe Children's Privacy Seal and kidSAFE® Seal, and provides an age-appropriate, safe social networking experience within a fun virtual world. Its highly sophisticated, three-tier safety system provides the greatest level of protection of any community site for children on the web. Fantage also is extending its in-game experience by moving to the mobile game platform, offering mini-game favorites such as Fantage Bullseye and Fantage FishFish. For more information about Fantage, visit www.fantage.de or www.fantage.fr.