Bigpoint and Mail.Ru Group announce plans for an international collaboration

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June 14, 2011. Online game providers Bigpoint and Mail.Ru Group have agreed to a long-term partnership. As a result of the contract that was recently signed by both parties, Bigpoint and Mail.Ru Group will soon offer selected partner games on their portals.

Russian-speaking players who log in via Mail.Ru will be able to find popular Bigpoint games including Farmerama, DarkOrbit, Seafight or Battlestar Galactica Online. On the other hand, Bigpoint users will also be able to access award-winning MMORPGs such as Legend Legacy of the Dragons, Juggernaut, Empire Craft, GodsWar Online via bigpoint.com. Bigpoint games won’t only be added to the gaming portal Mail.Ru but they’ll also be integrated into the Mail.Ru Group’s social networks, Odnoklassniki and My World, which are popular in Russian-speaking countries.

By collaborating with each other, both platforms hope to gain access to new target groups. It’s the perfect opportunity for Bigpoint to open its games to a diverse Russian-speaking community and for Mail.Ru Group to benefit from bigpoint.com’s large network of almost 200 million registered users.

“As successful browser-game providers, Bigpoint.com and Mail.Ru are a match made in heaven,” says Nils Holger Henning, CCO at Bigpoint.“We’re happy to expand both our game portfolio and our international network of partners at the same time.”

"Given the Bigpoint strong positions in Europe and Mail.Ru dominating positions in the Russian market, these two companies are the perfect partners for each other", - says Vladimir Nikolsky, VP Games at Mail.Ru. "Cooperation is the next logical step in our strategy of development."

For more information, please visit:

http://www.bigpoint.com

http://www.bigpoint.net

http://corp.mail.ru/en

http://mail.ru

http://mailrugames.com

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