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Castle of Heroes

Snail Game's free-to-play, browser-based strategy game coming to Europe via Gala networks.



DUBLIN, IRELANDSeptember 23st, 2009 – Gala Networks Europe Ltd., a leading free-to-play online games publisher in Europe, and Chinese games developer Suzhou Snail Electronic Co. Ltd. (Snail Game), are happy to announce a partnership that will see two of their most popular games launched in the European market. The first title will be the strategy game Castle of Heroes, available in English, French, German and Polish on the games portal. In addition to this, details on a second title will be announced in the coming months.

Castle of Heroes is an extensive strategy game that is playable for free through a web browser. Players will be able to choose from four different races and build up their kingdom in a fantasy world. The game combines the best elements of management, role-playing and strategy games and offers all round entertainment for players of all levels. With high quality graphics delivered through a web browser, Castle of Heroes will allow strategy fans to play anywhere they are with access to a browser, with no download nor subscription.

In addition to Castle of Heroes, Gala Networks Europe is also to announce a second project from Snail Game that will be available in 2010. Currently going by the working title “Project 9”, this client-based MMORPG takes place in ancient China. Thanks to an ultra-dynamic combat system based on a variety of martial arts, players will be able to experience the real power of a kung-fu master with exciting adventures in a beautiful 3D world with vibrant, high quality graphics and gameplay.

As the European division of the Tokyo-based Gala Group, Gala Networks Europe has established a leading online games portal in Europe with a portfolio of popular MMORPG including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online. “ We are delighted to work with Snail Game to bring their client and browser-based projects to European players” said Hyun Hur, CEO of Gala Networks Europe on the announcement of the partnership. “ We are confident that both Castle of Heroes and “Project 9” will bring a great gaming experience to our two million European players.”

Snail Game is a leading developer of 3D online games, and is well known as a developer of free MMORPGs including Bounty Bay Online, 5 Street and Age of Armor. “ Snail Game is very happy to establish a partnership with Gala Networks Europe, one of Europe’s leading online game publishers.” Yixi He, VP of Suzhou Snail Electronics Co., Ltd stated at the announcement of the deal. “ We will bring the best game titles and offer the best service for European players to enjoy.”

Castle of Heroes will be available at the end of 2009 in English, French, German and Polish. “Project 9” will be launched in 2010, and both games will be available free and completely localized through the portal.

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. &

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 portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPG's including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online and Canaan Online. The portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 2,000,000 users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available in Autumn 2009 and Canaan Online will be available in the Winter.

About Snail Game

Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. (Snail Game), founded in 2000, is one of the earliest and leading 3D online game developers in China. Snail Game has successfully developed and operated online games: Voyage Century, Age of Armor, 5 Street, The Chosen and Castle of Heroes, with more to come. These games have been distributed to more than 20 countries worldwide where they enjoy an amazing success.

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