Open Beta season for Allods Online in Europe starts today

Press Release

For immediate release

Dublin, Ireland– 16th February 2010 - Gala Networks Europe, the leading free-to-play online games publisher, is delighted to announce that Allods Online, the subscription-less fantasy space opera MMORPG, starts Open Beta today across Europe!

The Open Beta version of the game is now available from the gPotato.eu portal where Allods Online is hosted. Players need only to sign in with their usual account name, or sign up if not already a gPotato.eu account holder. The Allods Online client can be downloaded from http://en.allods.gpotato.eu/Download/Client.aspx.

For those who have already played Allods Online in one of its Closed Beta versions, the game client will update automatically and several features from previous phases will be carried over to Open Beta.

Additionally, players who have already reached level 17 and beyond in previous versions should note down their characters name from the Closed BetaTest (CBT) phases, as they will have their name reserved on their account to use in creating a new characters.

Furthermore, guild leaders with guilds of 24 or more members, will retain sole rights over that guild and will be the only people able to create a guild with that name.

All active CBT accounts will be rewarded with one unique in-game item (a ring with some benefits). Details on this reward will be given to players further on at http://allods.gPotato.eu.

All these rewards will be available only until Tuesday 16th March.

“Allods Online is an amazing MMORPG with unique game features that will open a new era in the F2P market,” says Hyun Hur, CEO Gala Networks Europe. “After a long time of Closed Beta testing and polishing the game in cooperation with the developer Astrum Nival, we’re glad to open the game to all players today, for our Open Beta. Players can now enjoy the variety of classes, quests, monsters and combat. PvE, PvP or even Ship vs. Ship battles on land and in the Astral space make Allods Online one of the most expected games in 2010.”

For more information please visit the official Allods website: http://allods.gPotato.eu.

About Allods Online

Allods Online is a subscription-less, full-blown MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe with player-built and player-controlled astral battleships, creating a new dimension of co-operative game play. Join one of two factions at war in the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available. Customise your character and pet via the rich creation system and level up by completing over 1,500 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online features Faction vs. Faction, Players vs. Environment, and Ship vs. Ship mechanisms. Be ready to explore the Astral space on board of your own ship, and if piracy sounds like the life for you, Have at it!– http://allods.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 3 million users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available early 2010. Canaan Online and Castle of Heroes will be available in early 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 Mail.ru

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. Among these are the largest Russian free e-mail service, popular instant messenger Mail.ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.ru, search engine Poisk@Mail.ru, and hosting for photos, videos and blogs. With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.ru Games is the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its extensive portfolio includes internally developed hits like AllodsOnline (created by Astrum Nival) and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Silkroad Online, ZX Online, Cross Fire and ZT Online. Mail.ru's eight Russian offices are in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Samara and Kazan. The company also has international locations in Kyiv, Ukraine and Hamburg, Germany. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru.

Social Networks

English Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-en.ning.com

German Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-de.ning.com

French Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-fr.ning.com

English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_en

German Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_de

French Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_fr

English Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-en

German Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-de

French Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-fr

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/allods


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