Moscow/Hamburg— December 10, 2009– Russia’s largest provider of online entertainment, Astrum Online Entertainment, has grown the audience of its most successful browser game,“Legend: Legacy of the Dragons” ( http://warofdragons.com), to over eight million players worldwide since its initial Russian release in 2006. This new milestone follows a period of impressive audience growth that saw the game reach five million players in July of this year.
The European subsidiary alone, Astrum Online Entertainment GmbH, has contributed over three million players to this result. The office is operating the game in German, English and Turkish languages, has recently launched the game in Poland and Spain and is preparing for the expansion into France and Italy.
“'Legend: Legacy of the Dragons' continues to be our most successful in-house title,“ says Alexander Vashchenko, CEO of IT Territory, LLC.„The game offers a unique blend of immersive quests and challenging, large scale battles, while maintaining high accessibility for players that are new to online RPGs. This combination works perfectly when acquiring new audiences to the genre.“
Vsevolod Leonov, VP Global Business Development of Astrum Online Entertainment adds:„The impressive growth of‘Legend: Legacy of the Dragons’ and the continuing success of our other games prove that the free-to-play MMO market is the way to go in online entertainment. We are looking forward to build on this success in the upcoming French and Italian launches and the expansion in further territories in 2010.”
About the game:
Legend: Legacy of the Dragons is a free-to-play, award winning fantasy browser-based MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) anyone can play in their browser, without installation. Players pick a side and form clans in an eternal battle between the Human race and the nation of Magmars, where customizable characters of various classes and professions fight for supremacy. Massive battles featuring up to 500 players per side, a dynamic combat system, powerful weapons, spells and armor sets and a world featuring hundreds of epic quests and thousands of collectible items– this constitutes the essence of“Legend: Legacy of the Dragons.“
For additional information please contact:
Press Office of Astrum Online Entertainment
Phone +7 (495) 952-4482, 952-0765
Mobile phone +7 (963) 645-8123
About Astrum Online Entertainment:
Astrum Online Entertainment ( www.astrumonline.ru) is the largest player in the Russian market of interactive online entertainment.
The corporation is composed of five individual companies: Astrum Nival ( www.astrumnival.com ), Nikita.Online ( www.nikitaonline.ru/en, IT Territory ( www.it-territory.ru/eng), TimeZero (en.timezero.com) and DJ Games. These companies have launched more than 40 MMO games, including hits like "The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar" ( www.lotro-russia.com), "Legend: Legacy of the Dragons" ( www.warofdragons.com), "Territory" (territory.ru), "TimeZero" ( www.timezero.ru), "Sphere" (sphere.nikitaonline.ru), "Piratia" ( www.piratia.ru) and "Perfect World" ( www.pwonline.ru). Over 30 million players are currently participating in the games Astrum Online Entertainment has released. For more information, visit www.astrumonline.ru/eng.
About Astrum Online Entertainment GmbH:
Astrum Online Entertainment GmbH ( www.astrumonline.de) was founded in 2008. A wholly affiliated company of the Astrum Online Entertainment holding group, it is located in Hamburg, Germany. The company launched localized German versions of the MMORPGs "Legend: Legacy of the Dragons" ( www.warofdragons.de), Berserk Online ( http://www.berserk-online.de) and "TimeZero" ( www.timezero.de) in 2008. A localized Turkish version of the MMORPG "Legend: Legacy of the Dragons" ( www.dwar.gen.tr) started in early 2009, along with "Berserk-Online" ( www.berserk-online.com), the online games portal Astrumo.de ( www.astrumo.de) and the worldwide English version of "Legend: Legacy of the Dragons" ( www.warofdragons.com). During 2009, Polish ( www.warofdragons.pl), and Spanish ( www.warofdragons.es) versions of the game have been launched, with more territories planned in 2010.
About IT Territory
IT Territory ( http://www.it-territory.ru) is a developer and publisher of online games and games for social networks. It is part of Astrum Online Entertainment, the largest player Russian market of interactive online entertainment ( http://www.astrumonline.ru). IT Territory is a leader in the online segment of the games market in Russia and manages a portfolio of 20 online games, of which 13 were developed in-house, along with the games of independent developers, and licensed projects. The total number of registered users in IT Territory’s projects is over 20 million.
The company’s flagship game is Legend: Legacy of the Dragons ( http://www.dwar.ru) launched in Russian, Chinese, English ( http://www.warofdragons.com), German ( http://www.warofdragons.de), Polish ( http://www.warofdragons.pl), Spanish ( http://www.warofdragons.es) and Turkish ( http://www.dwar.gen.tr) languages.