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Two records claimed: 700,000 players in one day and 175,000 connected simultaneously.

Roubaix, France - 13 March 2009 – the online video game DOFUS, developed by ANKAMA, has just beaten two new records as of Sunday 8 March: 700,000 players connected over the day and 175,000 connected simultaneously at 6pm!

DOFUS, the immensely successful online video game, which is available in 7 languages and played in 150 countries, has just beaten two new records. Thanks to the loyalty of its fans, the game has crossed the ‘700,000 in one day’ mark on Sunday 8 March, and another record was set at 6pm on that day – 175,000 simultaneously connected!

To allow even more players access to the game and to reduce waiting times for existing fans, ANKAMA will open a new server named Many on 13 March.

Many is Djaul’s most useful Xelor, and it’s not hard to see why – he can get even the most unwilling and hardened of spies to tell him their deepest secrets. Countless innocent bystanders have confessed to the most horrific crimes under the influence of Many’s well-honed clock hand and although he works hard, this time disciple enjoys every moment of it.

The latest records set by DOFUS echo the equally notable success of Wakfu the animated cartoon, which is drawing the crowds both on France 3 and on its official website. The most recent episode, ‘ Le Sac de Ruel’ attracted an audience of almost a million viewers (4+), of whom 350,000 were between the ages of 4 and 10.


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 300 people. The international success of the group’s MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 14 million players, 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 animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book. For more information, visit our official website:


Treading a lush path between video game and animated cartoon, DOFUS brings a whole new dimension to online Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. With its manga-inspired graphics, gripping tactical game play and wild humour, DOFUS has created a unique style of its own for other massively multiplayer online games (MMORPG) to follow and has already seduced 14 million players worldwide. For more information, visit the official site:


Wakfu is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) which combines the logic of a tactical video game with fluid real-time action. In the same spirit that animates its big brother, DOFUS, Wakfu will transport you to a magical universe full of sparkling humour. Players are awaiting the release of Wakfu with impatience, and this revolutionary game is sure to equal expectations. For more information on Wakfu, the crossmedia project composed of animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book, go to our official website:

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