Gala-Net, Inc. to Publish Allods, the MMO[RPG] Iteration of the Popular Russian RPG

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Sunnyvale, CA—May 7th, 2009 Gala-Net, Inc., a leading free-to-play online game publisher, has announced their partnership with Nival Online to publish Allods in the North and Central American market.

“Allods is the unique combination of the Western art style and game design with the innovative Free to Play business model from the East. We are excited that Gala-Net Inc., a Free to Play game publishing pioneer, will operate Allods in North America. Allods will set the bar for the highest quality MMOs and reinforce the quality of free to play games.”– Sergey Orlovskiy, President, Nival Online.

Based on the popular RPG series, Rages of Mages , Allods is an award-winning classic fantasy MMORPG with extensive quests, intense PvP action, in-depth character development as well as great social features to boot. With an unprecedented funding of 12 Million USD, Allods Online is the highest funded Russian game development project to date. Allods boasts both the Best Online Game and the Best Game Developer award at the 2008 Russian Game Development Conference (KRI).

This highly anticipated title will have fans of the sci-fi fantasy genre rejoicing at the intricate storyline, distinctive game play and beautiful art style. Stay tuned to http://Allods.gPotato.com for up to date news on Allods.

For Allods screenshots, logos, and videos please visit our media assets download site at http://allods.gpotato.com/pressdownload.

“We are so excited to work with Nival Online who has excellent experience both in developing games and publishing games,” says Jikhan Jung, CEO of Gala-Net, Inc.,“Allods will be the proof that free to play business model is the future of all western AAA online games.”

About Gala-Net

Founded in 2004, Gala-Net, Inc. together with its European subsidiary, Gala Networks Europe, Gala-Net is a leader in the burgeoning free-to-play online games in the western market. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Gala-Net's diverse service portfolio includes Flyff, Rappelz, Tales Runner, Luna whose services will be commercialized in June, and Aika. Through the games portal gPotato ( http://www.gpotato.com), gamers can play any of Gala-Net's games for free, as well as buy in-game currency and virtual items for any of its games.

About Nival Online

Founded in 2006, Nival Online is the leading developer and operator of free to play, client-based online games in Russia and CIS. Also the exclusive Russian publisher of Perfect World, Granado Espada, and Pirate King Online (branded in Russia as Piratia™), Nival Online is developing rich online worlds full of epic adventures, challenges and fun for an international audience. Committed to developing free-to-play, client-based MMO games, the company’s first announced title is Allods Online, the MMORPG continuation of the acclaimed Allods series (known internationally as Rage of Mages). The core team of Nival Online was previously responsible for Heroes of Might and Magic V published by Ubisoft. Nival Online is headquartered in Moscow, with development studios in Moscow and Voronezh, Russia. Additional information is available at www.nivalonline.com/eng.

About Astrum Online Entertainment

Astrum Online Entertainment™ is the online entertainment leader in Russia and the CIS, with more than 60 percent market share. The holding consists of Nival Online, Nikita Online, IT Territory, Time Zero and DJ Games (Ukraine). These companies have successfully launched more than 30 online games including national hits like Legend: Legacy of Dragons, Perfect World, Lord of the Rings Online, Time Zero, Territory and Piratia. The total audience for Astrum Online Entertainment's titles exceeds 17 million users. Additional information is available at www.astrumonline.ru/eng.

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