Artix Entertainment announces distribution deal for F2P MMO EpicDuel with Heyzap’s 220,000 game sites

LAND O’LAKES, FLORIDA– June 25, 2010 -- Artix Entertainment, a small, independent game development studio that creates hit F2P (Free-to-Play) games played by over 100 million people, today announced today it has entered into a distribution deal with Heyzap. Artix’s hit F2P MMO EpicDuel will now be playable– still for free– on over 220,000 websites in the Heyzap global network of sites.

Artix founder and CEO, Adam Bohn, commented,“The thought of players dueling each other from 220,000 different websites is really exciting! But<gulps> if more than one person plays per website… we will need to add more hamsters to power the game’s server farm!”

“The Heyzap API is free and allows game developers to make their social games playable on any of the 220,000 websites on our global network while players’ identities follow them,” says Conor Nash, Business Development at Heyzap.“This allows Artix– and any other developer who distributes with Heyzap– a vastly increased audience of active gamers who might otherwise not be exposed to their games.”

EpicDuel is a free to play, download-free PVP MMO that plays right in your web browser. The game features a futuristic science-fiction world on the brink of destruction; Delta V was forged by war and can only be salvaged in the same means. ED offers players extremely customizable characters with a continually-growing arsenal of equipable weapons, armors, styles, bikes, and bots. Build your Class in any way you choose and become the greatest Hero… or Villain…that Delta V has ever seen!

The Heyzap solution has gained wide market acceptance because it has the ability to take complex, engaging games and bring them to the rest of the web. In the past, to get a game on your site would require a significant undertaking. Without Heyzap integration single sign-on and viral sharing would not be possible. Heyzap now allows anyone to get EpicDuel, for free, via a simple embed code. Heyzap offers social games and MMOs to website publishers generating new ways to engage users and monetize their sites . Heyzap powers the games sections of Ning, Webs, CoolIris, Mefeedia, and other partners listed on http://www.heyzap.com/docs/partners .

Artix Entertainment’s 100-million player base is based on the popularity of two F2P MMOs– AdventureQuest Worlds and EpicDuel– and three F2P RPG games: DragonFable, MechQuest, and AdventureQuest. For more information about Artix games, visit www.artixentertainment.com and:

AdventureQuest Worlds at www.aqworlds.com

EpicDuel at www.epicduel.com

DragonFable at www.dragonfable.com

MechQuest at www.mechquest.com

AdventureQuest at www.battleon.com

You can follow or friend Artix on…

Twitter: http://twitter.com/artixkrieger

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artix

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/artixkrieger

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About Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment LLC, is a privately held, game development and publishing studio that specializes in creating online, browser-based, anime-style, role-playing Flash games with a distinctive visual style and high-quality game play. Artix has developed a range of games with storylines that are based in the fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure genre. Content within the games is updated on a weekly basis creating a compelling experience which keeps users coming back frequently for new content and story lines. Artix core offerings are three online RPG games: AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and MechQuest, and two MMORPGs: AdventureQuest Worlds and EpicDuel. Players can visit www.artixentertainment.com for more information.

About Heyzap

Heyzap is building the first cloud based OS for online gaming; providing tools for game developers to add authentication, payments, social network sharing and friends graph access to their games in a portable way. Heyzap allows social games and MMORPGS to travel across multiple social networks and the Heyzap Network of 200,000+ websites. Website owners can get access to 30,000 games via Heyzap APIs, widgets or apps; driving monetization, site virality and user retention. For more information visit Heyzap at http://www.heyzap.com

Media Contacts

Daniel Vasile, Artix Entertainment, at dan@battleon.com.

Conor Nash, Heyzap, at conor@heyzap.com.

Doug Mealy, Online Marketing and Public Relations, at dmealy@om-pr.com.


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