Developers Release New Details About the Steampunk World of ARGO Online

MUNICH - January 25, 2011

burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, today unveiled brand-new details about upcoming Steampunk Fantasy MMORPG ARGO Online, with the game’s developers offering a glimpse into some of the finer points of this post-apocalyptic battlefield.

ARGO Online is a world where two very different philosophies prevail: for one side, technology and its advancement are top priorities, while the opposing thinkers cry for mankind to forgo this advancement in exchange for a life provided by the Earth itself. Those who enter the war-torn Earth of the future will have to choose a faction that correlates with one of these ideals, either the tech-savvy Noblians or the nature-connected Floresslah. Though both factions are polar opposites of one another, their goals are the same: control the precious element Earthdium and ensure their way of life survives.

Earthdium is the main resource in the world of ARGO Online, and it is crucial to building a character with strong offensive and defensive abilities. Earthdium is also used as a source of fuel, essential for powering mechanisms, and utilized in variety of other ways throughout the game. Players have many avenues to earn Earthdium, but the most lucrative path is most certainly defeating opponents and completing quests.

The developers have also released never-before-seen statistics about the world of ARGO Online, assuring that it will have plenty of content for players come day one. This culture-crossed world will feature:

20 huge dungeons to delve into

80 different territories to explore

3,600 quests to be undertaken in a steampunk-fantasy world

10,000 non-player characters (NPCs) for players to speak with on their travels

To learn more about ARGO Online, visit the teaser site at http://www.argo.alaplaya.net.

ARGO Online is coming to Europe and North America in early 2011.

About ARGO Online

Developed by MGame, ARGO Online is a futuristic, steampunk-themed MMORPG featuring thousands of exciting quests, epic battles with hundreds of players, and a wide variety of PvP modes. Combining classic MMO features like a pet system, unique professions, and auctions with an engrossing background story and a vividly imagined world, players on both continents are sure to be captivated by ARGO Online when it reaches North America and Europe this spring.

About burda:ic&alaplaya

burda:ic GmbH is a leading free-to-play PC online games publisher headquartered in Munich, Germany. burda:ic markets and distributes massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) such as LOCO - Land of Chaos Online, S4 League, and Florensia. Its innovative alaplaya Gaming platform has continued to grow rapidly since its launch in summer 2007, with an expected 10 million registered users by end of 2010. More information about burda:ic is available at www.burda-ic.com.

Ryan Morgan, TriplePoint for burda:ic

415-955-8500

ryan@triplepointpr.com


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