LOS ANGELES and TEL-AVIV – September 18, 2012 – PointMMO, a digital distribution platform focused on MMO games, and Overwolf, a software company specializing in the socialization of online games, today announced a partnership where Overwolf’s software suite is powering the new PointMMO Game Hub. With social media related features like Video and Screenshot Capture, Skype, TeamSpeak, various Chat services, an in-game Browser and more, the new PointMMO Social Hub will enable players to have a more comfortable in-game experience while being able to access the external features and functions they use most when playing MMO games.
“PointMMO is an exciting proposition, offering MMO players their own unique platform for playing their chosen type of games the fastest,” said Uri Marchand, CEO of Overwolf. “By incorporating our technology into the PointMMO Social Hub, we have the opportunity to reach a growing audience for which our tools have been specifically built.”
“We’ve been following Overwolf for quite some time and are continually impressed by the technology and the team,” said Kay Gruenwoldt, CEO of PointMMO. “They truly have something unique that allows players to have a better in-game experience, while also providing game publishers a path for greater socialization surrounding their games. The partnership makes perfect sense as we combine our technology and audience with Overwolf’s best-of-breed offering to bring an even greater experience to PointMMO users.”
The PointMMO platform provides publishers with the ability to self-publish and distribute their titles to a growing audience of dedicated MMO players. Unlike other platforms, PointMMO is completely focused on MMO games and the challenges MMO players have in finding new games, and getting into those games quickly. PointMMO is currently in a limited beta phase and interested players are encouraged to sign-up at: www.pointmmo.com
• The fastest download of every MMO game featured on the platform
• Registered members-only exclusives and promotions for new and classic MMO games
• Free-to-play download games as well as top browser-based titles
• Social features to let friends know when you are playing a new game
• An experienced team of experts behind the scenes that is always working to improve the experience of finding, trying and playing great MMO games
To see the client in action, please visit: www.PointMMO.com and download the beta.
Founded in 2010, Overwolf is based in Tel-Aviv Israel and focused on connecting game worlds with the social world. The company’s first product, a software overlay client called the “Overwolf Client”, allows users and game publishers to add a rich layer of functionality to any game without touching a line of game code. It allows users to communicate, easily share game experiences with friends and get instant access to web resources from within the game. It also allows users to develop in-game apps for their favorite games, utilizing Overwolf’s technology, and publish them at the In-Game Appstore. For game publishers, Overwolf is a tool to effortlessly integrate social media within their games, boost virality, reduce user acquisition costs and provide their community with a powerful tool for developing game related add-ons. To join the beta, please visit: www.Overwolf.com. To register the developer’s closed beta, please visit: http://developers.overwolf.com/.
PointMMO was founded in 2012 to address the market need for a dedicated digital distribution and publishing platform for MMO games. With a veteran team from the MMO industry and digital distribution industry, PointMMO is backed by a group of private investors that are passionate about gamers and the experience they have playing MMO games. For more information, please visit: www.PointMMO.com
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