gPotato Europe starts its Open Beta phase with its browser game Castle of Heroes today

Press Release

For immediate release

Dublin, Ireland– 3rd February 2010 - Gala Networks Europe, the leading free-to-play online games publisher, is delighted to announce the start of the Open Beta phase of its free online strategy game Castle of Heroes. After successful weeks of beta testing, the game is now live in English, French, German and Polish for everybody with a gPotato.eu account.

All fans of RPG, strategy and management games will now be able to discover a brand new gaming experience as Castle of Heroes brings it all together without any download or subscription fee. The time has come to expand your kingdom, summon heroes and rally your troops to defeat your enemies!

While players were busy testing the game during the Closed Beta Test, the Castle of Heroes team took some time to organise some events to celebrate the start of the Open Beta phase. All players that achieve 5,000 fame or more in that time, will be rewarded generously with special cards. You can check it out right now!

The game is available on both PC and Mac, for free and with no download required: just register at the official website at http://heroes.gpotato.eu or log in with your existing gPotato.eu account details, and you can play straightaway!

For more information please visit the official Castle of Heroes website: http://heroes.gpotato.eu .

About Castle of Heroes

Castle of Heroes is a massively multiplayer browser-based strategy game developed by Snail Game and published in its English, French, German and Polish versions by Gala Networks Europe on the gPotato.eu games portal. Bringing together the best elements of strategy, RPG and management, the game allows users to build and expand their realm within a large and living fantasy world. Castle of Heroes will be available in January 2010 on Mac and PC, with no download required and for free on http://heroes.gpotato.eu.

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd.&gPotato.eu

Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online and Castle of Heroes. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 2,500,000 users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available early 2010. Canaan Online and Castle of Heroes will be available inearly 2010 and "Project 9" will be released during 2010. More information on Gala Networks Europe Ltd. Can be found at www.gala-net.eu.

About Snail Game

Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. (Snail Game), founded in 2000, is one of the earliest and leading 3D online game developers in China. Snail Game has successfully developed and operated online games: Voyage Century, Age of Armor, 5 Street, The Chosen and Castle of Heroes, with more to come. These games have been distributed to more than 20 countries worldwide where they enjoy an amazing success.

Here you can also find information on Castle of Heroes:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Castle-of-Heroes/407709980117

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CoH_en

YouTube: www.youtube.com/castleofheroes


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