March 3, 2010 - Moscow - Mail.Ru, the leading provider of online games in Russia and Europe, is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with IGG Inc. to localize, publish and operate GodsWar Online in the Russian-speaking territories.
GodsWar Online is a colorful free to play MMORPG based on Greek mythology and the conflict between two major city-states, Sparta and Athens. Players can join either side, take part in exciting adventures and engage in exhilarating battles against powerful monsters such as Medusa. They can also meet legendary heroes including Heracles, Theseus and Jason, and even Olympian gods.
The game features a robust equipment creation element with extensive enhancement and customization possibilities through the use of special gems. Its deity system allows guilds to gain strength from their devotion to their chosen patron gods. In addition, the client is less than 200 MB, which makes it quick and easy to download, and to start the amazing journey into the world of ancient Greece!
"We are happy to collaborate with such a successful and experienced partner as IGG Inc.," said Vsevolod Leonov, Vice President of International Business Development at Mail.Ru. "We hope the launch of GodsWar Online in Russia will be just the first instance of mutually beneficial cooperation between our two companies."
"We are very excited about our new partnership. We are sure that Mail.Ru's experience operating more than 30 MMO games as well as www.mail.ru<http://mail.ru/>, the number one Russian Internet portal, will make our cooperation a success," stated Kevin Xu, Chief Operating Officer of IGG.
Mail.Ru is the foremost Russian Internet portal, serving the entertainment and communication needs of the global Russian-speaking community with a comprehensive array of more than 40 services including the largest Russian free e-mail service, instant messenger Mail.Ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.Ru, and search engine Poisk@Mail.Ru.
With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.Ru is also the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the RingsOnline, Silkroad Online, ZX Online, Cross Fire and ZT Online. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru .
About IGG Inc.
Established in 2005 with headquarters in the historic city of Fuzhou, IGG is a rapidly growing digital interactive entertainment provider primarily focused on developing, publishing and operating MMORPGs and social games in the international market. The company's extensive, diverse and rapidly expanding portfolio appeals to a wide audience with over a dozen current titles such as GodsWar Online, Galaxy Online, Dreamland Online, Freesky Online, 2029 Online and Wonderland Online. This assortment has proven very popular, attracting a community of more than 20 million registered users. Additional information is available at www.igg.com .