Artix Entertainment Announces YouTube Contest for Players to Become Permanent NPCs in the new MMORPG HeroSmash

LAND O'LAKES, FLORIDA - May 27, 2011 – Artix Entertainment, the indie game development studio that delivers download-free browser-based RPGs to 130 million users, is holding a unique contest for players to enter for a chance to be immortalized in the popular new MMORPG HeroSmash as NPCs. Winners will have their characters put permanently in-game as quest givers, shop keepers, trainers, spies, etc.

HeroSmash is a new MMORPG that Artix Entertainment released into the Beta phase on April 28 th, 2011. In the game, Super Villains and Heroes battle against each other for control of strategic locations and items within Super City. Players can choose to become evil Super Villains or good Heroes and fight to ensure their side’s victory. One week into its Beta release,  HeroSmash  already had over 500,000 registered users.  Today there are over 700,000.

The contest is called  Who Wants to be a Super NPC? To enter, players must submit a YouTube video entry of themselves (or a gullible friend) dressed in a costume and acting as a super villain or hero. Costumes don’t have to be professionally made (but it’s ok if they are). Costumes can be made of anything safe and non-flammable including towels, aprons, aluminum foil, paper, and other household goods. All video entries must be under three minutes long and G-rated. Players may also enter in-game footage of their characters if they do not want to appear on camera themselves. However, those with the courage to submit live action entries will have a greater chance of winning.

"This contest is the craziest and most bizarre thing our online gaming community has done yet!" said Adam Bohn, Founder/CEO of Artix Entertainment, LLC. "We are continually in awe of our players’ fearless creativity and energy. We are proud to immortalize them in our game."

For the first time ever, Artix Entertainment is offering players a unique opportunity to become a permanent NPC in one of their games.  This contest is open to all current players as well as to new ones who want to test out their video-making skills for a chance to be immortalized in HeroSmash.

Artix Entertainment has just started selecting one new winner every Friday to become a permanent NPC in  HeroSmash. This contest will be on-going and the developers have no plans of ending it for at least one hundred years!

For more information about  HeroSmash, please visit:  www.HeroSmash.com

For more information about the contest, please visit:  http://www.herosmash.com/npc-contest

For a list of winners, please visit:   http://www.herosmash.com/npc-contest/winners

Other Games from Artix Entertainment 

Artix Entertainment offers many RPG and MMO titles, ranging from the fantasy realms of  AdventureQuestDragonFable, and the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds  to the sci-fi galaxies of  MechQuestWarpForce, and  EpicDuel,  and the all new superhero MMORPG  HeroSmash. Artix has enjoyed a high success rate in the past eight years with over 130 million accounts created for their games.

For more information about our games, please visit: 

AdventureQuest Worlds  at  www.aq.com 

DragonFable at  www.dragonfable.com 

EpicDuel  at  www.epicduel.com

HeroSmash at  www.herosmash.com 

MechQuest at  www.mechquest.com 

AdventureQuest at  www.battleon.com 

Artix Entertainment games at  http://portal.battleon.com 

and HeroMart at  www.HeroMart.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: AdventureQuestDragonFable, and  MechQuest, and three MMORPGs:  AdventureQuest  WorldsEpicDuel,  and  HeroSmash. Players can visit www.artix.com for more information.

Media Contacts 

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

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


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