Roubaix, France – 17 February 2010 – Ankama, the global gaming, animation and publishing studio best known for their widely popular Manga-inspired MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game, DOFUS ( www.dofus.com), will be hosting their 5th annual fan festival, the Ankama Convention.
With more than 20,000 fans traveling from around the world to attend last year’s convention, this event unites the creators of the ANKAMA universe with their fans, as well as anyone who loves videogames, animation, comic books and Manga.
This year’s Ankama Convention promises to be the biggest yet, featuring book signings, tournaments, shopping, gift packs, developer sessions and Q&As, and hands-on gaming opportunities with the latest and upcoming Ankama games.
Visitors will gain exclusive access and insight into the latest – as well as upcoming – Ankama games, including:
• Frigost, the new DOFUS extension – available to try on 200 PCs
• Islands of Wakfu – the new Xbox Live Arcade TM title will be available to play
• Beta participation invitation to an unannounced Ankama game!
WHAT: 5th Annual Ankama Convention
WHEN: April 17th & 18th [9am – 7pm]
WHERE: Paris Expo, Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles (Hall 5)
For more information about the Ankama Convention, please visit the event website at: www.ankama-convention.com. For more information about the ANKAMA Group, please visit the official website at: www.ankama-group.com
About the ANKAMA Group
Founded by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras in Roubaix in 2001, ANKAMA is an independent group which produces digital creations and employs over 400 people. The international success of the group’s MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 30 million players, has enabled ANKAMA to branch out into several related industries: online games, publishing, animations, web design, press, mobile phone services, video games for next gen’ consoles. ANKAMA is also developing Wakfu, a crossmedia project composed of an animated cartoon, a video game, card games and comic books. For more information, visit our official website: www.ankama-group.com