Artix Entertainment’s MMORPG HeroSmash Has Over 500,000 Beta Testers

LAND O'LAKES, FLORIDA– May 6, 2011– Artix Entertainment, the indie game development studio that delivers download-free browser-based RPGs to 130 million users, released HeroSmash into its Beta phase last week. The Beta release is open to all players.  Just one week into the release, there are already over half a million registered Beta testers.

HeroSmash is a new MMORPG where 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.

"Now that HeroSmash is in its Beta phase, everyone can log in and play, joining hundreds of thousands of super-powered Heroes and Villains in Super City,” says Tony Deller, lead game designer for HeroSmash. “We have made sure that there is enough trouble for everyone to get into!"

The game is family-friendly, safe for all ages, and it is drawn in a style that hasn’t been seen before in any of Artix Entertainment’s other games. It is drawn in a vinyl art-style and features ultra-customizable characters. Players are able to choose their characters’ noses, eyes, mouth, hair, skin color, hair color, eye color, as well as a unique armor and combination of super powers.

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

Other Games from Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment offers many RPG and MMO titles, ranging from the fantasy realms of AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds to the sci-fi galaxies of MechQuest, WarpForce, 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: AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and MechQuest, and three MMORPGs: AdventureQuest Worlds, EpicDuel, and HeroSmash. Players can visit www.artixentertainment.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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