The partnership will see Asiasoft marketing Planet Arkadia to its 38 million registered gamers and, Arkadia Studios participating and launching Planet Arkadia in the Asiasoft Games Festival 2011(Singapore) from 27 th to 29 th May, 2011.
It has been a breathtaking 18 months since Arkadia Studios started conceptualising and developing Planet Arkadia. Planet Arkadia promises the new colonists (gamers) great excitement, challenges, and it’s incredibly realistic CryEngine2 graphics that will blow their mind. They can interact with their friends and gamers around the world to hunt, prospect and explore the alien ancient ruins of the Planet. In Planet Arkadia, there are more than 30 professions colonists can engage in - where they can even use their entrepreneurial skills to build this new world, with the opportunity to cash out their in-game profit into their real life bank account!
To add to this thrilling experience, colonists are able to sell their in-game skills or items to other colonists legitimately through a secure Auction platform within the Entropia Universe.
Anyone can visit www.planetarkadia.com and download the game, free, to explore the new planet and begin their adventures. The game operates on a microtransaction model and has no subscription fees. There are many treasures to be unearthed, and now, amongst the treasure troves, new colonists can stand a chance to loot Alienware Products including Alienware M11x Laptops on Planet Arkadia and take them home from the Virtual to Real World!
"We are pleased to be involved in the joint-marketing efforts to bring Planet Arkadia to our gamers which I am confident they will find the Sci-Fi Treasure Hunting Game with Real Cash Economy a mind blowing experience!”, said Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft Online.
David Dobson, CEO and Founder of Arkadia Studios, partnered with Swedish platform developer MindArk PE AB to create this exciting Treasure Hunting planet which is part of Entropia Universe. He has also brought together an international team of experienced game developers from Malaysia, Singapore, India, Korea, Australia, China and the USA to create this fascinating revolutionary game. Throughout the planet, the colonists will be able to discover and be entertained by the 3D environments inspired by concept art created by the world renowned concept artist Feng Zhu whilst hunting for the lucrative treasures.
In his encouraging words, Dobson said“Take your gaming skills to the next level and enjoy the new Planet Arkadia– The Real Cash, Real Treasure, Virtual Universe”.
About Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd
Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is based in Singapore and was founded in 2010 to bring the virtual world of Planet Arkadia to life. Additional information about Planet Arkadia is available at www.planetarkadia.com
About Asiasoft Online
Asiasoft Online is part of the Asiasoft group of publishing companies with a presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam serving over 38 million registered gamers.
Asiasoft Online publishes Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in Singapore and Malaysia and assists game developers to tap onto the growth potential of the South-East Asia region.
About Entropia Universe
Entropia Universe was launched in January 2003 and has grown to more than 950,000 registered accounts from over 200 countries or territories. It is the only virtual universe with a true Real Cash Economy (RCE). The currency, PROJECT ENTROPIA DOLLAR® (PED®), has a fixed exchange rate of 10:1 with the U.S. Dollar. The business model is unique as it is based on micropayments, meaning that the client software is free to download from the Internet, and there are no monthly subscription fees, thus Entropia Universe provides a way for new players to immediately start exploring without having to deposit money. Virtual funds acquired in Entropia Universe can easily be exchanged and then withdrawn into real-world funds. The business model has been very successful; the 2009 turnover of Entropia Universe topped $422,000,000 U.S.D. For more information, visit http://www.entropia-universe.com.
Entropia Universe© 2010 is created and owned by MindArk PE AB. All rights reserved.
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