Press release: Artix 2011 acquisition strategy announced

Phase I began in December 2009 with the acquisition of the Player vs. Player MMO EpicDuel. One year and 80 million in-game battles later, EpicDuel has seen a 3400% increase in its player base and a 2900% increase in monthly gross profits. Additionally, the game has benefited from Artix’s in-house customer support team, art and programming talent, servers, bandwidth, and payment solutions (including pre-paid game cards in stores across the United States, Canada, and other countries).

“Approaching Artix Entertainment was one of the best decisions of my life. I poured my soul into developing EpicDuel; our team was like a small town band trying to make it big,” said Jonathan Duran, creator and game lead of EpicDuel.“When we joined Artix Entertainment, our players cheered!  Artix provided us with several powerful new servers, an amazing support staff, and excited new players. Best of all, we maintained complete control of the game.”

Phase II will focus on acquiring another indie video game company to join the Artix Entertainment game lineup. A prime candidate would be a studio with an interesting new game and strong community of players. Technologies that interest Artix include:

            + Online browser-based Flash games

            + Social networking Games (Facebook, etc.)

            + iOS / Android Games

            + Emerging technology development: HTML5/Canvas, 3D, etc.

“We are a lot easier to work with than the Borg,” commented Adam Bohn, Founder/CEO of Artix Entertainment.“We have a true love for video games and have an eight-year history of doing whatever it takes to make our players happy. This is why we are looking for new and interesting games to bring to our enormous player base– along with talented game makers to become part of our family. Our goal for 2011 is to double in size by bringing our players two hit games: One from us… and one from you.”

Interested principals only are encouraged to contact Artix Entertainment’s Business Development Manager, Daniel Vasile, at dan@battleon.com

Games from Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment offers many RPG and MMO titles, ranging from the fantasy realms of the original AdventureQuest and the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds to the sci-fi galaxies of MechQuest, WarpForce, and EpicDuel. Artix has enjoyed a high success rate in the past eight years with over 122 million accounts created for their games.  

For more information about our games, please visit:

AdventureQuest Worlds at www.aq.com

EpicDuel at www.epicduel.com

DragonFable at www.dragonfable.com

MechQuest at www.mechquest.com

AdventureQuest at www.battleon.com Artix Entertainment games at portal.battleon.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

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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, and two MMORPGs: AdventureQuest Worlds and EpicDuel.  Players can visit http://portal.battleon.com   for more information.

Media Contacts

Daniel Vasile, Artix Entertainment, at dan@battleon.com.

Doug Mealy, Online Marketing and Public Relations, at dmealy@om-pr.com


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