• Free to play, the game is already available for download at www.planet51online.com
• Planet 51 Online is a multiplayer virtual world based in the highly-anticipated movie scheduled for a wide cinematic release on November 20th
Madrid, November 6th, 2009– Zed, the developer and marketer of entertainment and community products and services for mobile devices and the Internet, announces the release of Planet 51 Online, the one and only film-to-game adaptation that offers online interactive entertainment to casual, social and family gamers.
Planet 51 Online is a game available for PC platforms, desktops and laptops. The game is based on the computer-generated animated movie Planet 51, a galactic-sized alien comedy developed by Zed Group’s sister company Ilion Animation Studios. Planet 51 is scheduled for wide cinematic release on November 20th, 2009 in the USA and subsequently in over 170 countries across 5 continents.
The game allows players to become part of the Planet 51 universe by exploring an online virtual world populated by other film fans connected via the internet.
Planet 51 Online is a free-to-play game, but players can buy virtual items to improve their gaming experience.
Our heroes from the movie Planet 51 are experiencing trouble and you and your friends are the only ones who can help them!
The movie’s characters need your help in this constantly-evolving online adventure where apart from making new friends, chatting, exploring the Planet 51 world, you can also fulfil different quests, customize your avatar or simply enjoy hanging out on Planet 51.
• Enjoy within your family the game’s educational entertainment atmosphere
• Become part of the Planet 51 Universe– meet and chat with other fans online
• Complete quests and missions and get special Planet 51 virtual item rewards
• Discover never-seen-before areas of the Planet 51 world
• Playing fun games that require hand-eye coordination, memory and learning skills, and team work
• The game will grow and evolve with fan and spectator participation
Platform: PC (desktop or laptop)
Genre: Casual gaming world for kids
Recommended age: 7 to 13 years
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Italian
RRPP: Free to play
System requirements: Windows 2000, XP or Vista; Pentium IV 1.0 GHz or equivalent; RAM 512 MB; 500 MB free hard disk space; Graphic Card Shader model 2.0; DirectX 9.0 compatible hardware; Video Memory 128 MB; NVidia Series 6000 or higher; ATI Radeon 9550 or higher; SIS, Intel and S3 cards might not be supported; Internet connection.
Public Release date
November 6th, 2009
How fans can get the game?
By downloading the game file FREE from www.planet51online.com and installing it onto the PC’s hard drive just as you would any other game or application.
Players earn Candies, the official in-game currency whilst they play. These Candies can be used to acquire most of the game’s virtual items.
Some virtual items will have to be purchased using real money. Virtual goods in exchange of real money are common not only for online games and virtual worlds, but also in social networking sites and other mainstream online services. Payments can be made through different payment platforms, including: Premium SMS, Visa, Paypal and PrePaid cards available at physical retailers.
Zed Worldwide, the number 1multiplatform digital entertainment company, develops and markets entertainment and community products and services for all platforms. The company is the leading mobile value-added services (MVAS) player in the world in terms of revenue and geographical footprint. Zed operates in 60 countries, including Europe's largest markets, USA, India and China and holds agreements with 130 wireless operators across the globe.
For more information visit: www.zed.com
About Ilion Animation Studios
Ilion Animation Studios was founded in 2002 to create state-of-the-art computer generated animated movies for worldwide cinematic release using its own purpose-built cutting-edge technology to achieve a unique visual animation experience. 250 highly talented and experienced artists, program developers, high-tech engineers and other professionals from over 20 nations worked together at Ilion on Planet 51.
For more information visit: www.ilion.com
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