HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS & SANTA CLARA, CA – April 2, 2010 - SPIL GAMES, the worldwide leader in online gaming websites (comScore Media Metrix), announced today its new partnership with PlaySpan, the global leader in monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. SPIL GAMES is the world’s ultimate online game destination, providing online games through 45 game sites localized in 17 languages worldwide and attracting more than 115 million unique visitors each month. Through PlaySpan’s Digital Goods Monetization 2.0 Platform and UltimatePay, SPIL GAMES’ players will be able to purchase premium content in local currency, using one of 85 global payment methods.
“PlaySpan’s comprehensive platform and its international payment methods will enable the millions of SPIL GAMES players across the globe to experience and enjoy premium content,” said Peter Driessen, CEO and cofounder of SPIL GAMES.”
Karl Mehta, founder and CEO of PlaySpan, added, “SPIL GAMES is a global leader in the casual games industry, and I am very excited and proud to partner with them. The company is an excellent addition to PlaySpan’s client portfolio. I’m confident it will benefit significantly from our industry-leading monetization platform and UltimatePay, which combines PayByCash’s 12 years of payment and fraud-management experience with Spare Change’s social network micropayment expertise.”
About PlaySpan Inc.
PlaySpan™ is the global leader in monetization solutions for over 1,000 online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. PlaySpan's patent-pending in-game digital goods commerce and micropayment platform enables game publishers and developers to generate new revenues, acquire new users, and extend the loyalty of existing users.
PlaySpan also provides global payment solutions through its UltimatePay product which enables users to make safe, convenient, and friendly in-app purchases using over 85 global payment methods in 180 countries. UltimatePay includes PlaySpan’s ULTIMATE GAME CARD, which is a pre-paid card available in over 45,000 retail locations across North America and growing rapidly worldwide.
PlaySpan is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Ohio, Virginia, and Mumbai. Investors include Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC and Novel TMT Ventures. The company won the 2009 OnHollywood Category Award for Best Gaming Company.
For more information about PlaySpan, visit: http://corp.playspan.com
About SPIL GAMES
Based in the Netherlands, SPIL GAMES owns and operates a global family of web properties dedicated to online games. With 45 localized online game destinations in 17 languages, SPIL GAMES is ranked as a Top 50 most visited online property in the world (according to comScore Media Metrix) and attracts more than 115 million unique visitors to its websites each month. A deep understanding of the online gaming market enables SPIL GAMES to produce localized and targeted websites such as GamesGames.com (for families), Agame.com (for tweens), A10.com (for teens), and GirlsGoGames.com (for girls). In its current portfolio, SPIL GAMES has a collection of more than 4,000 online games, which have been developed both in-house and through partnerships with top-tier game developers and studios. For more information, please visit www.spilgames.com.
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