United Football enters South America with Portuguese version of United Football

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Kent, England– August 10th, 2007: Following its launch, United Football has already accumulated over 67,000 players globally and its developer, Staggan Interactive, is hoping a new agreement with Brazilian MMO specialist Mints All Media is going to expand upon this success in the Brazilian and Portuguese speaking territories.

“We have been looking for long-term partners to help us build our player base all over the world, and when we were approached by Mints All Media wanting to work with us in our biggest territory it was a perfect match,” said Martyn Hughes, MD of Staggan Interactive.

The company’s goal is not simply to attract new players, but to build a strong and vibrant community to increase player retention rates.

“We wanted a partner who knew their player habits, their likes, dislikes and how to fire those players up,” Hughes continued.“Signing this agreement gives us that all important local knowledge, local support, local event management and a local website to help build a strong Portuguese speaking community. Already Brazilian players account for over 80% of our player base, showing what a great job Mints are doing. It would be great to follow this lead in other territories.”

Thiago Martins, Commercial Advertising Manager of Mints agreed with Hughes, adding“Brazil is already responsible for over 80% of United Footballs player base. We intend to build on this to make United Football the most popular football game in South America. It is football after all”

About United Football

United Football is a free, fun to play 5-a-side soccer game. It’s the first online multiplayer soccer game where gamers can play in teams consisting entirely of other online human players and boasts a unique control system and viewpoint that puts the gamer right in the action. You feel like you’re right there; on the pitch; in the thick of it.

The game also features AI-controlled players to make up the numbers if needed, in-game messaging, chat rooms and a buddy list. Players from different territories can see each other on all servers, all of the time, making it easier to find competitors at a glance. The game is updated on a regular basis, with Staggan’s ethos being:“Release early, update often and be led by the community, since, after all, they play the game!”

About Staggan Interactive

Staggan Interactive is a small, independent UK developer, specialising in online sports games. They have spent the past few years developing the technology and concept behind its current title, United Football, which is the first in a line of MMO sports games. The Staggan Interactive team have over 30 years’ combined experience in games development on various platforms and in many different genres.

For those interested in distribution or affiliation, please visit www.unitedfootball.staggan.com or send email to business@staggan.com.

To download the Portuguese version of United Football please visit www.ufbrasil.com.br

About Mints All Midia

MINTS ALL MEDIA are the first company in Brazil to specialize in game licensing and media marketing to the gamer public via their game portal Zogo.com and other affiliate portals. MINTS already represent a number of titles in Brazil including Dance! Online, Bots and 9Dragons and offer local payment models for Brazilian players to make access easier to online games.

For those interested in contacting Mints All Media please visit www.mints.com.br

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Contact:

Martyn Hughes

Staggan Interactive

business@staggan.com


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