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500,000 players enlisted during open beta.

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Dec. 4, 2008

Gaia Online, the world's most active online community, today announced a deluge of 500,000 players have already bombarded the towns of zOMG! since the game entered Open Beta on November 6th. Curious to learn more about the new free, flash-based MMORPG, once idle spectators are quickly deserting the sidelines for a frolic through the fantastical worlds of zOMG!

Gaia virtual world community members celebrate the arrival of new allies to join their crusade, beat the baddies and restore order to their towns and countryside. Absurdity ensues as these early enlisters unite and pioneer their way through zOMG!, encountering Animated adversaries, unraveling mysteries, discovering undisturbed zones and revealing myriad rings, recipes and mini-games along the way.

“Positive feedback from satisfied players not only aids our team in modifying and ultimately perfecting the zOMG! gameplay experience; it is truly rewarding,” said David Georgeson, Senior Producer of zOMG! at Gaia Online. “After a lengthy development process, it’s almost surreal to watch players dig right into the storyline and begin realizing the game’s full potential.”

Gaia Online is no stranger to success – the Gaia virtual world community has been a thriving destination for years, boasting more than seven million monthly members who participate daily in Gaia’s forums and virtual goods marketplace. In today’s troubled economy, a free-to-play escape is welcomed by audiences across the country. With no download, credit card or experience required, you’re only a few mouse clicks away from the lovely, lively adventures waiting to be revealed in zOMG!

To see for yourself why zOMG! has seen such a sensational initial response, visit to join the action, see the trailer and learn more.

About zOMG!

Explore the epic adventure within the Gaia Online MMO, zOMG!. Discover interesting and beautiful worlds, engage in combat with monsters, interact and play with friends, and more in this casual online massively multiplayer game. Designed for the PC as a free to play game with no download requirements, the MMO is accessible and easy to navigate for everyone. More than a game, zOMG! incorporates elements of social networking and entertainment for community members. Featuring streaming music, a unique storyline and characters, and engaging gameplay, zOMG! is an open environment for people of all ages to play games, meet friends, and explore. Visit for more information.

About Gaia Online

Founded in 2003, Gaia Online is the leading teen hangout on the web. More than seven million visitors come to Gaia every month to make friends, play games, watch movies in Gaia Cinemas, Gaia's virtual theaters, and participate in the world's most active online community. Gaia provides a fun, social environment that inspires individuality and creativity. With everything from art contests to discussion forums on poetry, politics, celebrities and more, to fully customizable profiles, digital characters and cars, Gaia is a place where teens can create their own space and express their individual style. For more information, visit

Melissa Rische, Gaia Online

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