SEOUL, KOREA - Dec. 6, 2005 - GoPets, Ltd., (www.gopets.net) one of the fastest growing and most entertaining forms of social networking, today announced that it has entered into long-term exclusive marketing and operations agreements for the areas of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. GoPets is joining forces with three well respected industry leaders, Shineedotcom Co., Ltd. (www.shinee.com) in Thailand, Dragonback Media (www.dragonbackgames.com) in Indonesia and Digital Media Exchange, Inc. (DME) (www.dme.ph) in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
"This is a remarkable accomplishment for our growing company," said Erik Bethke, CEO and Founder of GoPets Ltd. "We would be honored to be working with any one of these three key industry partners from Southeast Asia. But, for GoPets to be partnering with all three, Shineedotcom, Dragonback and DME, is phenomenal."
"GoPets is an innovative and fascinating service here in Thailand," said Yuhi Abe, AMD of Shineedotcom Co., Ltd. "It is our honor to be part of this networking experience."
"We believe that this multi-packaged service will be very successful, and its increasing popularity serves as support to our thoughts," said Josh Galloway, President of DragonBack Games. "We are excited to work with such an innovative service and look forward to the new features and developments to be added to this experience."
"We are introducing something unique, that Filipino gamers, who are warm, sociable people by nature, will enjoy," said DME president and CEO, Scott Countryman. "And as always, our commitment is to offer seamless connectivity and 24/7 multi-channel customer support for GoPets."
GoPets connects people online on a global scale through an advanced technology that allows communication without the traditional language barriers. The aim of GoPets is to develop into a worldwide entertainment and information service and become a substantial part of the computing experience of its users. With the help of personalized virtual pets, GoPets is making this dream a reality.
Shineedotcom was established in September 9, 1999 as a web portal to secure themselves in the online content business. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shin Corporation (telecom giant in Thailand), they have an extensive network and background in many industries throughout Thailand. With diversification in 2000 to cope with the new mobile era, Shineedotcom has become recognized as the new technology initiator of the industry and its contents met with great market response.
About Dragonback Media
Founded in 2004, Dragonback Media is uniquely positioned as both an aggregator and publisher of premium digital media content for the SE Asia market. Dragonback unites leading digital media content providers of serious and casual games, music, and mobile content with a "digital lifestyle" content portal focused on quality content and value added services.
About Digital Media Exchange, Inc.
DME (Digital Media Exchange), founded in 2003, is Southeast Asia's pioneer, integrating digital content, technology, and operational expertise to deliver superior digital entertainment services. They currently market and service 'Mu' and 'Gunbound' in the Philippines and have created a sizable network through Southeast Asia. The company provides localized marketing and hosting services for a variety of digital media content.
About GoPets, Ltd.
GoPets, Ltd. is an international game developer and publisher in Seoul, South Korea, with partners around the globe. Incorporated in August of 2004, GoPets is gaining impressive momentum with its flagship product, allowing users to easily play games and make friends all across the world. Comprised of numerous industry veterans, GoPets is quickly establishing itself in the online gaming marketplace. For more information please go to www.gopets.net.