gPotato Partners with Overwolf to Launch gPotato In-Game Client

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – August 30, 2011 – gPotato, a leading free-to-play online games publisher, today announced the launch of the “gPotato in-game client” in collaboration with Overwolf, a software company specializing in embedding social media in online games. The gPotato in-game client will provide players with the best gaming experience by allowing them to access common social sites and chat clients while playing gPotato’s games. 

“gPotato is committed to providing great gaming content and a superior user experience,” said Jikan Jung, CEO of gPotato. “With the 'gPotato in-game client' we intend to enrich our users’ social experience to bridge the gap between the world of online games and the social world.”

“gPotato has a strong community of dedicated players and they have recognized the opportunity that adding social features to their games presents,” said Uri Marchand, CEO of Overwolf. “Overwolf’s social feature set will provide gPotato gamers with a wonderful in-game social experience, within a client that is optimized for gPotato’s games.” 

To see the client in action, please  try the beta in  Aika Online.

About gPotato

Founded in 2004, gPotato is a leading publisher of free-to-play online games. The gPotato Game Portal at  www.gpotato.com hosts a diverse and lively portfolio of games such as Fly for Fun, Rappelz, Tales Runner, Iris, Luna, Aika, Allods, Prius, and Uncharted Waters Online. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMO, Sevencore! Over 10 million registered users gather to play gPotato’s games for free every day. Through the uniquely powerful vehicle of online games, gPotato connects people from all over the world to create a fun and friendly global community.

About Overwolf

Founded in 2010, Overwolf is based in Tel-Aviv Israel and focused on connecting game worlds with the social world. The company’s first product, a software overlay client called the “Overwolf Client”, adds social features and functionality to games enabling players to share, socialize and evangelize for their favorite games. With support for Facebook, Twitter, Skype, MSN, an integrated web browser and the ability to record and share game play videos and screenshots, publishers are adding social features and increasing the stickiness of their games quickly and easily using Overwolf. To join the beta, please visit:  www.Overwolf.com.

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