LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 13, 2010 – SNAIL GAMES today announced that its browser-based MMO Heroes of Gaia has exceeded 10 million plays on Kongregate.com, making the free-to-play title Kongregate’s most-played MMO to date, as well as the most-played overall game of 2010 on the popular Flash game portal. Heroes of Gaia reached this milestone in less than 11 months, averaging more than 1 million plays per month.
“Heroes of Gaia has been a top performer for us from the moment we launched it,” said Jim Greer, CEO of Kongregate.com. “We’re looking forward to offering Snail Games’ upcoming browser MMO, Ministry of War, to the Kongregate community soon.”
Heroes of Gaia is a browser-based, fantasy MMO where players choose from among four warring factions (Human, Undead, Elf, or Orc), build massive castles, recruit devastating armies, embark on epic quests, and engage in
amazing PvE, PvP, and GvG battles.
Recently, Heroes of Gaia has reached over 1 million active players worldwide, and Snail Games is continuing to deliver major expansions and content updates, such as the recent Rise of the Guilds expansion.
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About Snail Games USA
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Snail Games USA is the U.S. division of Snail Games, a leading developer of MMOs and virtual world experiences, based in Suzhou, China. Snail Games USA is committed to delivering the highest-quality interactive experiences to gamers. To learn more about Snail Games USA, please visit: www.snailgamesusa.com.
Kongregate is a leading browser-based game site with over 10 million monthly unique visitors who spend more than 23 million hours playing per month. The site features a unique community and social platform including achievements, profiles, chat, messaging, forums, and levels, which unifies over 30,000 games into a cohesive and addicting experience. Kongregate shares revenue from advertising and virtual goods directly with over 8,500 developers who have uploaded games to the site. Advertisers include brands like Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures, Sprint, Frito Lay, Axe, Xbox 360, Nokia, and Toyota. While all games on Kongregate are free, the site also features a virtual currency called kreds, which can be used to unlock additional features in some games. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company was founded in 2007 by brother-and-sister team Jim Greer, a game industry veteran, and Emily Greer, an interactive marketing executive. Kongregate was acquired by GameStop in July 2010 and continues to be led by the founding team.
More information about HEROES OF GAIA
Based on the classic strategy-game architecture pioneered in legendary PC strategy titles, HEROES OF GAIA allows gamers to choose one of four warring factions (Humans, Elves, Orcs or the Undead) and challenges them to build castles, recruit mighty heroes, quest for magical items, summon up devastating armies and rampage across the land battling against live players and NPCs alike in thrilling strategic combat to dominate the kingdom of Gaia. The game is free to play and browser-based, which means no heavy client to download or install and no subscription fees – ever.
HEROES OF GAIA official Web site: www.heroesofgaia.com/index.html
Gameplay information: www.heroesofgaia.com/introduction/introduction.html
Screen Shots: www.heroesofgaia.com/playerpic/index.html
Concept Art: www.heroesofgaia.com/art/index.html
Press Pack: www.snailgamesusa.com/PressPack.zip
About Snail Games
Named as one of the “Top 10 Chinese game developers,” Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. (Snail Games) is a leading developer of MMO and interactive online games in China. Founded in October 2000, Snail Game’s growing library of titles includes 5 Street, Age of Armor, Voyage Century, Heroes of Gaia, and Ministry of War. Snail Game’s wildly popular titles are currently sold and distributed worldwide. To learn more, please visit: www.snailgame.net.
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