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Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu

North American closed beta sign-ups now under way.

Santa Clara, Calif. - (April 27, 2009) - Aeria Games is pleased to announce that they will be launching the latest addition to their portal, Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu at the end of April 2009.

Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu is a mixture of community, capitalism, and politics all rolled into this truly unique Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). Unlike a traditional MMO, there are no set classes to choose from when players create their characters. Instead there are numerous skills that a player can specialize in as they progress through the game, giving them a highly customized and unique character.

Unlike many other MMORPGs, in Luminary players have power and influence over each town's economy. Players are encouraged to develop a craft in order to supply the town's demands for various goods, including weapons, armors, foods, medications, ironware, and tools. Furthermore, Luminary offers real-time trading of stocks, real estate and other commodities.

If a player has a more political aspiration they can work towards gaining power, possibly even gaining the position of "GoonZu" the leader of world of Luminary. The "GoonZu" is elected into power by their peers and have the responsibility of regulating the in game world. Whether it be setting taxes, creating laws or electing new officials the GoonZu is responsible for ensuring the world is running smoothly and efficiently.

Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu promises to offer an enjoyable and unique gaming experience to go along with the reputation of high quality service and support of Aeria Games. The much anticipated new game will join the ranks of successful free-to-play MMOs at Aeria, including Shaiya, Last Chaos, Dream of Mirror Online, Hello Kitty Online and Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online.

Players are encouraged to find out more and sign up for closed beta at the Luminary website:

About Aeria Games:

With a community of 5+ million members, offices in both the United States and Germany, and a diversified portfolio of MMO games, Aeria Games is one of the fastest growing publishers of Free-to-Play online games.

Our goal is to provide the best Free-to-Play games and top notch customer service to every one of our community members. With games covering all genres from all ends of the world, players are sure to find a unique game that will be exactly what they are looking for, with the quality customer service they deserve.


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