San Francisco - February 3, 2011
Rixty, the leading cash-based alternative payment platform for online games, virtual goods and digital content, today announced several new partners, including MOL Money Online, Ankama Games and others. These new partnerships add to the already expansive list of sites where Rixty can be used for online entertainment without the need for a credit card. By integrating Rixty, the new publishers grant players a flexible prepaid option while Rixty bolsters its presence in the alternative payments space.
In addition to recent partnership news, Rixty also announced record holiday earnings, nearly tripling sales over the 2009 holiday period. With the rapid growth of online entertainment and an expanding ecosystem of quality online games, Rixty expects 2011 sales to continue on a strong upward trajectory.
Selected new partners:
? MOL Money Online is a major game portal featuring access to dozens of MMOs and social games.
? Ankama Games is a French MMO developer with the popular freemium titles Dofus and Dofus Arena.
? NGames/Game321 publishes a variety of online games like PvP shooter DDTank and 3D fantasy MMORPG Fairy Story.
? Snail Games is a Chinese MMO publisher with global hits like flash-based MMORTS Ministry of War and free-to-play MMORPG Heroes of Gaia.
? Cherry Credits provides a global virtual credits system used in hundreds of online games.
“People use Rixty as their go-to prepaid option for online gaming because it’s convenient, cost-effective and widely available,” said Rixty CEO Ted Sorom.“As we kick off 2011, these new partnerships move us another step towards becoming a ubiquitous payment option across the hottest online games and digital entertainment sites.”
Rixty is an alternative payment system that lets users spend cash and coins for online games, virtual goods, and digital content. Consumers can turn their spare change into a Rixty code usable across the Web at more than 20,000 retail locations nationwide, including over 10,000 Coinstar kiosks. By making it easy for cash-based consumers to spend money on online entertainment, Rixty helps publishers increase sales, enable new business models, and attract customers through a safe and flexible way to pay online. Founded in 2007, Rixty is based in San Francisco and is funded by First Round Capital and Javelin Venture Partners. For more information or to find a Rixty location near you, please visit www.rixty.com.
Rich Jones, TriplePoint for Rixty