LOS ANGELES, Calif.– August 2, 2010– SNAIL GAMES USA today announced a partnership with premier gaming portal Kongregate to distribute Snail’s upcoming MMO title Ministry of War (MoW) to Kongregate’s world-class community of 10 million gamers. Kongregate was recently acquired by retail gaming giant GameStop to advance the company’s digital strategy.
MoW is set to launch as an historical real-time strategy (RTS) browser-based MMO, and represents a quantum leap forward in Flash game design. In MoW, players battle for conquest and territory as one of four ancient civilizations (Imperial Rome, China, Egypt, or Persia) using the game’s revolutionary combat and land-control systems. The game also boasts robust Quest, Resource, Trade, and Leveling, and Guild Systems, making MoW the first of its kind among browser games. The game is free to play and requires no download, so MoW can be played instantly.
Kongregate CEO Jim Greer said, "Snail has a great track record with us and we're looking forward to bringing Ministry of War to our community when the Open Beta version becomes available. I’m hopeful that MoW will be a great performer.”
The Closed Beta period for MoW began July 17 and Snail will soon announce an Open Beta commencement date. Requests for beta key access can be made at www.ministryofwar.com.
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About Snail Games USA
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Snail Games USA is the North American division of Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd., a leading developer of MMOs and virtual world experiences in China. Snail Games USA is committed to delivering the highest-quality interactive experiences to gamers. To learn more about Snail Games USA, please visit: www.snailgamesusa.com.
Kongregate is a leading browser-based game site with over 10 million monthly unique visitors who spend more than 23 million hours playing per month. The site features a unique community and social platform including achievements, profiles, chat, messaging, forums, and levels, which unifies over 30,000 games into a cohesive and addicting experience. Kongregate shares revenue from advertising and virtual goods directly with over 8,500 developers who have uploaded games to the site. Advertisers include brands like Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures, Sprint, Frito Lay, Axe, Xbox 360, Nokia, and Toyota. While all games on Kongregate are free, the site also features a virtual currency called kreds, which can be used to unlock additional features in some games. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company was founded in 2007 by brother-and-sister team Jim Greer, a game industry veteran, and Emily Greer, an interactive marketing executive. Kongregate was acquired by GameStop in July 2010 and continues to be led by the founding team.
More information about Ministry of War
Ministry of War is a next-gen free-to-play browser-based MMORTS. Players engage in real-time combat against NPC's, World Bosses, individual players and guilds for dominance in a world rocked by perpetual conflict. Join forces with other players to create massive allied legions of combined forces, then lay siege to the cities and lairs of your enemies. Train your military units, level up your heroes and troops, upgrade your armor and weaponry, and learn specialized combat skills to gain ultimate mastery in MoW battle. Ministry is currently in Closed Beta. Requests for beta key access can be made at MinistryofWar.com
Ministry of War official Web site: www.ministryofwar.com
Gameplay features: www.ministryofwar.com/features.php
Screen shots, concept art and press pack: http://ministryofwar.com/media.php
About Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd.
Named as one of the“Top 10 Chinese game developers,” Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. (Snail Game) is a leading developer of MMO and interactive online games in China. Founded in October 2000, Snail Game’s growing library of titles includes 5 Street, Age of Armor, Voyage Century and Heroes of Gaia. Snail Game’s wildly popular titles are currently sold and distributed worldwide. To learn more, please visit: www.snailgame.net.
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