FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Perfect World Europe Names Bigpoint Veteran Gabriel Hacker as General Manager
Amsterdam, May 2, 2012 -- Perfect World Europe B.V., a leading online game publisher in Europe, today announced that Gabriel Hacker has been appointed as general manager. With a decade of experience in marketing, operations, and development efforts in the video game industry, Hacker will oversee daily operations at Perfect World Europe in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Perfect World Europe is a sister company of Perfect World Entertainment, a pioneering games publisher and operator headquartered in Silicon Valley. Perfect World Europe currently boasts a roster of six free-to-play online games, including Star Trek Online, Blacklight Retribution and PWI (Perfect World International). The addition of Hacker to Perfect World Europe is part of the company's ongoing mission to provide innovative, high-quality free-to-play games by engaging the most talented and creative professionals in the industry.
"We're excited to welcome Gabriel Hacker to the company," said Dr. Alan Chen, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment and acting CEO of Perfect World Europe. "We're confident that his depth of expertise and insight into emerging market trends will bring our European business to the next level."
Prior to joining Perfect World Europe, Hacker held a number of management positions, including interim general manager at Bigpoint San Francisco, deputy managing director at 49Games in Hamburg and head of Business Development at RTL Interactive in Cologne.
"It's an exciting time to be in games and I believe Perfect World is leading the industry in the online free-to-play games space with the quality of its titles, customer service and thought leadership," said Hacker. "I'm thrilled to join the team at Perfect World and I look forward to working closely with the company's developers and partners to advance the European business."
ABOUT PERFECT WORLD EUROPE B.V.
Perfect World Europe is a leading European online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Perfect World Europe has published six popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, PWI, War of the Immortals, and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its Western development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly anticipated MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Europe is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.eu.
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