Irvine, Ca. – Oct. 08, 2008 – GamersFirst ( www.gamersfirst.com), a service of K2 Network and one of today's most popular free-to-play online game publishers, announces a development partnership for an original game with A2M, the largest independent game developer in Canada.
GamersFirst and A2M will be working together on an unannounced social gaming title. This new game will be available in late 2009 and continues the pledge of GamersFirst expanding its industry presence into the development of original titles.
"GamersFirst is continuing its growth with the development of our own IP," stated Joshua Hong, CEO and Founder, K2 Network/GamersFirst. “Being able to develop these new games assures that our gamers will have input as to what they like to see and allows us to put GamersFirst”
“This new partnership allows us to express our gameplay know-how to social online gaming,” said Remi Racine, President and Executive Producer, A2M. “As an independent game developer, we have the freedom to create highly imaginary concepts and, working with our partners, put it in the hands of game fans. Our creativity, combined with our ability to answer the needs of expanding markets, will make the upcoming MMO projects key milestones.”
GamersFirst.com is K2 Network's gamer destination that offers a range of serious to casual multiplayer online games and community strengthening features. Serving over 23 million gamers in more than 160 countries, GamersFirst currently offers War Rock, Knight Online, Global MU Online, Red Stone, and Sword of the New World.
About K2 Network
K2 Network publishes and services highly engaging online games and cultivates dynamic player communities. The company puts GamersFirst TM by giving them free access to compelling titles, offering creative pricing models and updating games based on player feedback. K2 Network's mission is to become the leading publisher of free-to-play games and provider of the largest and the most active network of communities in the global online games market. Read more about the company at http://www.k2network.net and find all of their games at http://www.GamersFirst.com.
Based in Montreal, Quebec, A2M ( www.a2m.com) is dedicated to creating original concepts that capture the player’s imagination. Since 1992, A2M has developed over 40 titles across every genre, as well as all current and next generation platforms. The studio has also partnered with the industry’s top publishers and licensors, including Activision Blizzard, Disney, Electronic Arts, LucasArt. Sony, Vivendi Universal, and Warner Bros. A2M is Canada’s largest independent video game developer, employing over 450 talented people, and is committed to producing unparalleled game experiences - licensed and original IPs - in a creative environment where talent thrives. For three years in a row, A2M has ranked amongst Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.