Footballvillage.net worldwide opening with the official FC Barcelona Virtual World

Milan / Barcelona– May 26th , 2009

E-Calcio is proud and happy to announce the opening of footballvillage.net.

It’s the result of over 2 years of development with 150 people involved in the creation of an innovative virtual world environment dedicate to the football passion,

The target it’s to give to the largest number of users a very immediate and easy to use access to the virtual worlds experience and a chance to live and share with other friends all over the world their true football passion.

FOOTBALLVILLAGE.NET is the new online community where football fans from all over the world can meet, get to know each other and have fun together in a virtual world that offers the perfect combination of :

    <*>SOCIAL ELEMENTS: chat, meeting places, tournaments, contests, etc. <*>FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT: more than 30 games to play alone or together with the other citizens of the Village <*>INFORMATION AND CONTENTS: access to real time news, real time results and a lot more contents and information about the world of football

FootballVillage platform brings to everyone’s computer a real virtual world, where users can join a living and breathing community where to interact together and with our top services.

Easy to access and even more easy to use are the key elements of our product. Among its main features we would like to highlight :

• Simulation of a virtual world organized in different maps

• Advanced public and private chat system

• High customization of the user’s avatar

• Single player and multiplayer games

• Multimedia contents (audio and video) with real time streaming

• Management and distribution of real time contents and news through RSS feeds

FOOTBALL VILLAGE AIMS TO GATHER THE LARGEST ONLINE FOOTBALL COMMUNITY. NOT ONLY A GAME, BUT ALSO AN EDITORIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL PLATFORM THAT WILL LET YOU LIVE THROUGH YOUR AVATAR IN THIS AMAZING VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Since the today’s launch the internet users and fans can visit BarçaVillage, the official FC Barcelona Virtual World.

An online community, dedicated to the passion for Barcelona colors, where fans and lovers of the great football can meet , enjoy playing and communicating with other friends in a virtual Barcelona that offers the perfect combination of social, entertainment, information, education and sport elements. This is BarçaVillage, the virtual city that will open the doors to all internet users from around the world with a special preview on 27th May 2009, for the Champions League final, to discover a whole new way to share the passion for the Catalan team.

BarçaVillage is not a simple chat, but a genuine reconstruction of those areas that make Barcelona and his team unique. You can walk in Güell Park, chat with other fans commenting the news about Messi and the favorites football players and sitting comfortably on the sidelines of the Camp Nou.

But BarçaVillage.com is much more: challenges, tournaments and games, news, entertainment and, above all, passion for Barça.

From May 27th at BarçaVillage will be always open to allow users to sign up for free, to be ready for the launch of the full project on 15th July 2009 at the start of the new season, when the virtual village will launch a lot of new content to entertain the virtual blaugrana citizens.

E-Calcio is a company with HQ in Italy expressly created to develop and manage the FootballVIllage.net project.

E-Calcio Management Team has a primary and solid background in creation, development and management of multimedia projects and companies.

Contacts :

Gabriele Albertini

info@ecalcio.it

Tel. +39 02.59901909 - Mobile +39 3934946909

Corso di Porta Romana 63, 20122 Milano (Italy)

www.footballvillage.net

The Universe of Football Passion


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