Aeria Games Acquires StoneAge2

California, U.S.A. (April 4, 2008)– Aeria Games has just acquired its seventh title called StoneAge2, a casual Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) created by DigiPark Inc. for release in North America.

Set in the prehistoric ages, StoneAge2 brings a mixture of dinosaurs of unimaginable heights and invisible spirits who help humans roam altered terrains such as dungeons and arid desserts.

With the power of the spirits, users can learn current weather, predict danger and summon powerful dinosaurs. The dinosaurs are creatures that can be raised as pets by the users to help with the journey that lies ahead in StoneAge2.

“StoneAge2 has some great features that none of our other games can boast,” said Susan Revelt, producer at Aeria Games.“SA2 is centered on a pet system where players can have up to 5 pets.”

These pets all live with the user in a“den” that users can decorate, but the pets may dislike their living situation with the user, even throwing out the user’s belongings if not kept happy.

“The Den keeps a video diary of all activity that the user can access while offline or use to post screenshots or short movies in blog or on a forum,” Revelt said.

Along with an enhanced pet system comes a revolutionary way for users to interact with their pets such as a fixed camera to allow users to get in-game info from a Web site even when they are not connected to the game itself. Pets can also keep in contact with the users through Internet-capable mobile phones and other media features that DigiPark wants to incorporate into online gaming.

“We can set up multiple cameras all throughout StoneAge2 and players can take a peek into our world using their cell phones,” said Josh Bakken, producer of StoneAge2.

Starting around 1995, DigiPark set out to develop RPGs that made use of the Internet. Since then, they continued to work on developing more titles and are currently handling StoneAge2 as their fifth MMORPG title.

The StoneAge franchise to date has over 11 million registered users and has generated over $260 million dollars over six years.

DigiPark keeps working on new ways to utilize the Internet in game that can entertain and stimulate users. Until now, their games have had the support of a great deal of customers not only in Japan, but in South Korea and throughout Asia.

Some key elements to StoneAge2:

1) Pet AI (Artificial Intelligence) System

A big feature that sets Stone Age 2 apart from other online games is the Pet AI System. This system allows players to nurture their pets by teaching them, encouraging them, watching them grow and learn, and if needed, scolding them when necessary.

2) Getting mailfrom your pet offline

Pets may send messages to their owners through the use of a cell phone. In a diary style, pets might also express their feelings towards their owner or write about their current mood.

3) ICU Camera System

Many cameras are located throughout the landscape and screenshots are uploaded to an official website at set intervals. Even offline players and people not involved in the game can share in the excitement and fun of Stone Age 2.

4) Den System

All players have homes called“Dens” which can be customized and extended. Players can enjoy playing with their pets in their Den and can also visit a friend’s Den or invite friends over to theirs.

5) Tournament System

The“Pet Duel” tournament system is held in an arena. Rare items, pets, and more are given as prizes for those who place in the top spots. The tournament system is set up so that users can even run tournaments themselves when the Guild system is set up.

For more information on StoneAge2, please visit stoneage2.aeriagames.com.

About Aeria Games:

Aeria Games is the dynamic gaming community where players of all backgrounds and interests can connect, share, and enjoy an unparalleled variety of Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games from all over the world.

Our vision is to provide the best Community Gaming Experience and Service to each and every one of our players and best of all, every game is FREE to Play! Start playing our games today by registering here for your Aeria Games account.

Founded in 2006, Aeria Games&Entertainment, Inc. is based in Silicon Valley, California.

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