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Free online game DOFUS hits the 100,000 players mark in the UK only a month and a half after launch.

After a successful exhibition at the MCM London Expo on the weekend of May 26-27, DOFUS hits the 100,000 players mark in the UK having launched on April 10, 2007.

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May 31, 2007

Roubaix, France

After successfully meeting their fans at the MCM London Expo on May 26-27, Ankama Games is proud to announce its number of players in the UK is at an all time high with 100,000 active players. Exhibiting for the first time in the UK, DOFUS artists and crew have finally met their fans and also managed to convert a huge number of neophytes to the Massively Multiplayer Online genre. The 16,000 visitors of the expo had the opportunity to see the free online game in action, and queues were forming to try the game on one of the 21 playing spots installed for the occasion. Players had therefore the opportunity to experience the humour and strong community spirit inherent to the game.

During the exhibition, Ankama has also introduced the first volume of the DOFUS manga and the two artbooks based on the game. The books are edited by the subsidiary of ANKAMA, Ankama Editions. "This is really an achievement for us." comments Cedric Gerard, International Marketing Manager of Ankama Games. "The response here in the UK has surpassed all our expectations." "Seeing our fans and also meeting new ones here has shown us that the UK gaming community is really at a turn and has never been so open to new online experiences."

DOFUS is proud to stand as the reference for online tactics RPG and continues to grow worldwide after recently hitting the 3 million players mark.

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Official website: www.dofus.co.uk Press Contact: Michael Thant

Press website: press.ankama.com +33 3 20 36 36 03 - mthant@ankama.com

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Ankama Games has been creating and distributing games over the Internet since 2004. The company is a subsidiary of the ANKAMA group. Based in the vicinity of Lille in the North of France, the company now employs over fifty people. Halfway between a game and an interactive cartoon, DOFUS offers a revolutionary concept in massive multiplayer online gaming. DOFUS differentiates itself from its competitors thanks to a unique mix of manga style, tactical gameplay and cynical humour.

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