Platinum Selling Rock Band They Might Be Giants to Take Part in Artix Entertainment's MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds 3rd Birthday

LAND O'LAKES, FLORIDA - October 13, 2011 -- Artix Entertainment, the indie game development studio that develops and publishes download-free browser-based RPGs to 130 million registered players , will be hosting a third birthday celebration of MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds in-game at www.AQ.com this Friday, October 14th at 6 PM EDT. 

Players of all levels, new and old, are invited to participate in this spectacular in-game celebration. AdventureQuest Worlds developers are promising the biggest Special Event in the history of the game. In fact, it will be so big that they are adding additional game servers, raising the level cap to 45, and splitting the celebration into two weeks: the first half will be released tomorrow, October 14th, and the second half will be released next Friday, October 21st.

"This is a dream come true for the AQWorlds team," said Adam Bohn, CEO/Founder of Artix Entertainment, LLC. "They Might Be Giants is an amazing band and a lot of us and our players have been fans for years. Now we get to introduce a whole new generation of gamers to TMBG! We are thrilled that they agreed to partner with us and the best part is that they seem as excited about the event as we are. Working with them has been a lot of fun!"

The two-part birthday event is titled "The Collector" and will take players on a unique series of adventures with evil aliens, dinosaurs, clones, and time machines! As in every weekly release in an Artix Entertainment game, this release will consist of all new content (new zones, quests, bosses, Event Rare armors, weapons, helms, pets, etc.). Unlike any of the other releases, there will be cut scenes with voice acting by the talented John Flansburgh and John Linnell of two-time Grammy Award-winning band They Might Be Giants. Each new zone of the event will play a They Might Be Giants song in the background. Some songs that will be in the game are: Dr. Worm, The Mesopotamians, Ana Ng, When Will You Die, and at least one never-before-heard song produced and recorded specifically for the AdventureQuest Worlds third birthday event.

When players log in to www.AQ.com tomorrow at 6 PM EDT, they will be teleported to another time and place where a giant Collector traps them in a fishbowl-like setting to be a part of his rare collection of "People With Great Destinies" before they achieve their great fates. Along with the players, the Collector has also collected a young boy named Drakath (who, as an adult, is a major villain in AQWorlds), and the band They Might Be Giants. With the help of the young Drakath and They Might Be Giants, players must find a way to escape the Collector's world. They will need to find a way to steal the teleportation device from the Collector, activate it, and figure out how to teleport back to their own time and place. But if the device isn't handled properly, it could teleport them to a prehistoric age with dinosaurs, shatter into a thousand pieces, or worse.

They Might Be Giants are widely considered to be Brooklyn's alternative rock pioneers. The band was formed in 1990 and since then has sold four million records worldwide, won two Grammy Awards: one for their theme to the TV sitcom Malcolm in the Middle™ and one for their children's album Here Come the 123s, and their album Flood has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The band is currently on tour for their latest album Join Us, which is their highest charting album to-date.

They Might Be Giants' songs have appeared on numerous television programs and films such as TV shows Drinky Crow Show™ and Malcolm in the Middle™ as well as movies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me™ and Coraline. The band has composed and performed music for the Disney Channel programs Higglytown Heroes™ and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  And the band has also recorded covers of songs for Disney movies Meet the Robinsons™ and Sky High™. 

WHAT: AQWorlds Third Anniversary

WHEN: Friday, October 14th @ 6 PM (EDT)

WHO: They Might Be Giants, the AE Team, & YOU!

WHY:  To help They Might Be Giants escape from the Collector so they can achieve their great destinies

WHERE: In-game at www.AQ.com

For more information about the event, please visit:  http://www.aq.com/events/tmbg

For more information about AdventureQuest Worlds, please visit: http://www.aq.com

For more information about They Might Be Giants, please visit: http://www.theymightbegiants.com

More from Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment offers many RPG and MMO titles, ranging from the fantasy realms of AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds to the sci-fi galaxies of MechQuest and EpicDuel, and the all new superhero MMORPG HeroSmash. Artix has enjoyed a high success rate in the past eight years with over 130 million accounts created for their games.

For more information about our games, please visit:

AdventureQuest Worlds at www.aq.com

DragonFable at www.dragonfable.com

EpicDuel at www.epicduel.com

HeroSmash at www.herosmash.com

MechQuest at www.mechquest.com

AdventureQuest at www.battleon.com

Pony vs Pony at www.ponyvspony.com

Artix Entertainment games at http://portal.battleon.com

and HeroMart at www.HeroMart.com

You can follow or friend Artix on…

Twitter: http://twitter.com/artixkrieger/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artix

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/artixkrieger

Malcolm in the Middle is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is a trademark of Comedy Partners.

Drinky Crow Show is a trademark of Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.  A Time Warner Company.

Coraline is a trademark of Focus Features.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a trademark of New Line Cinema.

Higglytown Heroes is a trademark of Disney Enterprises.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a trademark of Disney Enterprises.

Meet the Robinsons is a trademark of Walt Disney Pictures.

Sky High is a trademark of Walt Disney Pictures.

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About Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment LLC, is a privately held, game development and publishing studio that specializes in creating online, browser-based, anime-style, role-playing Flash games with a distinctive visual style and high-quality game play. Artix has developed a range of games with storylines that are based in the fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure genre. Content within the games is updated on a weekly basis creating a compelling experience which keeps users coming back frequently for new content and story lines. Artix core offerings are three online RPG games: AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and MechQuest, three MMORPGs: AdventureQuest Worlds, EpicDuel, and HeroSmash, and the puzzle-based game Pony vs Pony. Players can visit www.artixentertainment.com for more information.  


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