Space opera Allods Online opens up in Europe

Press Release

For immediate release

Dublin, Ireland– 9th February 2010 - Gala Networks Europe, the leading free-to-play online games publisher, is pleased to announce that Allods Online, the subscription-free fantasy space opera MMORPG, will officially enter its Open Beta Test phase in Europe on Tuesday 16th February.

Allods Online has already been through four successful beta testing phases, beginning in November 2009 with the release of the first 19 levels of the game. In its Open Beta incarnation, players can select from 28 character classes, experience 1, 500 quests and over 300 different creatures.

Developed by Astrum Nival, Allods Online is a fully-featured MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe. Drawing on the Rage of Mages series which began in the mid-1990s, it has a deep and rich back-story and offers players many different ways to play and explore its varied and detailed playing world as well as the dynamic Astral space.

At the start of the game, players choose one of two warring factions to join. Gameplay involves combat, exploration, piracy, magical themes, mysteries to solve and, at higher levels, cooperation in the construction of an astral battleship.

Players can venture through Allods Online solo, developing their character and attributes, or team up with other players within a party. The flexibility of the gameplay and options available are one aspect that continues to be refined and developed throughout the beta process.

Anyone who wants to play the Open Beta version of Allods Online needs only to register at the gPotato.eu website, then download the game from the official European Allods Online site at http://en.allods.gpotato.eu/Download/Client.aspx.

For more information please visit the official Allods website: http://allods.gPotato.eu.

About Allods Online

Allods Online is a subscription-less, full blown MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe with player-built and player-controlled astral battleships, creating a new dimension of co-operative game play. Join one of 2 factions at war in the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available. Customise your character and pet via the rich creation system and level up by completing over 1500 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online features Faction vs. Faction, Players vs. Environment, and Ship vs. Ship mechanisms. Be ready to explore the Astral space on board of your own ship, and if piracy sounds like the life for you, Have at it!– http://allods.gPotato.eu.

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd.&gPotato.eu

Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online and Castle of Heroes. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 3,000,000 users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available early 2010. Canaan Online and Castle of Heroes will be available in early 2010 and "Project 9" will be released during 2010. More information on Gala Networks Europe Ltd can be found at www.gala-net.eu.

About Astrum Nival

Founded in 2006, Astrum Nival, formerly known as Nival Online, is the leading developer and operator of free to play client-based online games in the Russian Federation and the CIS. Also the exclusive Russian operator of Perfect World, Granado Espada, and Pirate King Online (branded as Piratia™ in Russia), the company develops rich online worlds full of epic adventures, challenges and fun for international audiences. Its first announced title is Allods Online, the epic MMORPG continuation of the globally acclaimed Allods series (known internationally as Rage of Mages). Astrum Nival is headquartered in Moscow, with development studios in Moscow and Voronezh, Russian Federation. Additional information is available at www.astrumnival.com

Social Networks

English Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-en.ning.com

German Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-de.ning.com

French Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-fr.ning.com

English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_en

German Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_de

French Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_fr

English Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-en

German Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-de

French Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-fr

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/allods


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