El Segundo, Calif.- March 7, 2008- Online gaming enthusiasts now have a new way to purchase in-game items and upgrade their characters. OGPlanet, an innovative provider of multiplayer online games, announced today that it has begun offering its players the option to pay via ClickandBuy, a leading Internet payment system.
While OGPlanet operates its online games using a free-to-play model, certain special in-game items are offered via micro-transactions. Players purchase Astros, in-game currency, on the OGPlanet Web site, and can then use the Astros as they please within OGPlanet's massively multiplayer online games. OGPlanet's customers will now be able to purchase their Astros using ClickandBuy, an Internet payment system that allows them to easily complete secure transactions.
"We want to make transactions as simple and safe as possible for our customers," said Don Choi, chief operations officer for OGPlanet. "The addition of the ClickandBuy payment option presents our fan base with another convenient way to make secure online payments via a trusted source."
"Our aim is to support merchants worldwide with a reliable, secure, complete and easy- to-use solution, giving their end-users as many payment options as possible," said Guenter Meessen, gaming specialist at ClickandBuy. "The less work our merchants have to do, the better."
ClickandBuy helps merchants from all over the world increasing their eCommerce revenues. In Switzerland ClickandBuy is operated by licensing partner SWISSCOM and in other European markets by ClickandBuy (Europe) Ltd. ClickandBuy will shortly also be available via TELMEX in Latin America, a market with over 100 million clients. Today over 7,000 merchants already use ClickandBuy for payments settlement, including Apple iTunes, AOL, Skype, T-Online, Meetic, Electronic Arts, Codemasters, Playboy, Yamaha, Nero, SanDisk - and millions of customers pay with ClickandBuy. ClickandBuy has repeatedly received excellent scoresand been placed amongst the leading competitors in terms of safety, data protection and ease of use. In January 2007 Intel invested in ClickandBuy. At the same time ClickandBuy announced a global strategic partnership with Intel. In August 2006 Deutsche Telekom acquired a ten per cent stake in ClickandBuy. Deutsche Telekom and ClickandBuy intend to expand their existing cooperation in strategic terms, with ClickandBuy assuming responsibility for the global settlement of Deutsche Telekom´s comprehensive range of products and services. In January 2006, 3i also invested EUR 20 million to support ClickandBuy in its strategy of international expansion.
Based in El Segundo, California, OGPlanet is a leading publisher in North American of free to play and downloadable games. OGPlanet offers micro-transactions as a revenue source. Founded in 2005 by Sangchul Park, President. For more information, visit www.ogplanet.com.
Michael Meyers PR