For Immediate Release
Brighton, England, 26 March 2010. Eurogamer, Europe's leading independent games media specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of Megaton.co.uk - the first British videogames website created for a youth audience.
Megaton.co.uk offers new, engaging, fun and interactive videogaming content on a daily basis for children aged 8-12.
"There's a massive gap in the market for our audience and the industry," said Cat Channon, Megaton.co.uk's Publisher.
"While many sites appeal to children and some cover games, no one is dedicated to making videogame content appealing. We've gone to great lengths to research this site and worked with the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the children's online space to ensure what we're producing works for our audience."
Megaton.co.uk uses a mixture of bespoke creative and editorial content, along with material licensed from SkyJack Publishing's Megaton magazine.
The site offers kids an opportunity to play and engage with videogame characters, environments and brands over a sustained period of time even before games have launched.
This new approach offers advertisers the chance to add value to the standard game offering and execute more creative campaigns before and after release.
"The games industry has been asking for dedicated children's media for years and we're thrilled to be able to fill this niche," said Rupert Loman, Managing Director of Eurogamer Network Ltd.
"The site content is looking great already and the strength of the draw for children will only increase as more games are released and content builds."
Megaton.co.uk is now live and its launch comes hot on the heels of issue two of Megaton magazine, which is on sale now at newsagents and supermarkets across the country.
For more information on Megaton.co.uk, contact:
E: Email Catherine Channon
T: +44 (0) 1273 712 562
For more information on Megaton magazine contact:
Matt Yeo, SkyJack Publishing
E: Email Matt Yeo
T: +44 (0) 7801 256 327
About Eurogamer Network
Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer Network is the publisher of Europe's most popular independent videogames website, Eurogamer.net. The company also publishes a video site, Eurogamer TV, and a social network for gamers, Eurogamers. Eurogamer is available in ten languages across Europe. In addition the Eurogamer Network operates the leading industry website GamesIndustry.biz, digital downloads service Get Games and children's videogames site Megaton.co.uk. The sites are complimented by the company's live events such as the Eurogamer Expo and the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair.
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About Skyjack Publishing
Formed in 2009, SkyJack Publishing provides print-based contract publishing services for the entertainment media industry. Clients have included Cartoon Network, Egmont Magazines, 20th Century Fox, Activision, The Mirror Group, Tesco, Morrisons, Topps, Dorling Kindersley and more. The company's co-founders previously worked at Egmont Magazines for over a decade, where they created the highly successful TOXIC magazine and The Official Ben 10 Magazine.
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