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Victor Wachter appointment

Handling community relations at online game operator Outspark.

San Francisco – December 3, 2008 – Outspark, a leading entertainment services company that publishes and operates engaging online multiplayer games, is excited to announce the arrival of Victor Wachter as the company’s Director of Community. Victor will be responsible for working with Outspark’s growing user base of more than 3.3 million people to enhance their online experience within the Outspark social community.

“Victor is a great asset for the Outspark corporate team and community members to have on board,” said Wilson Kriegel, vice president of marketing and business development of Outspark. “We are currently renovating Outspark’s virtual playground and Victor will be an integral part of our growth.”

Before joining Outspark, Victor was the Online Community Relations Manager for Cryptic Studios, where he successfully developed and managed community strategies for the online presence of both Champions Online™ and Star Trek Online® and was responsible for launching their community websites. Victor began his gaming career on the customer support forums for EverQuest and then led community relations through the launch of PlanetSide™ for Sony Online Entertainment and Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach™ for Turbine.

“The Outspark community is very strong – where players chat, make friends, even find their future husband or wife,” said Victor Wachter, newly appointed Director of Community for Outspark. “The community has experienced tremendous growth over the past year – currently at more than 3.3 million registered users – and we have exciting plans for more social interaction activities that will bring people back to Outspark again and again.”

Victor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studios from the University of Iowa and studied online communities and consumer engagement with technology in his graduate work at Iowa State University.

For more information about Outspark, please visit www.outspark.com


About Outspark

Outspark is a leading entertainment services company that publishes and operates engaging online multiplayer games. Featuring a portfolio of immersive free-to-play games and related content, the company is building an online destination where members come for the games and stay for the community. Backed by Tencent, Altos Ventures and DCM, Outspark is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with a subsidiary office in Seoul, Korea. For more information, visit http://www.outspark.com.

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