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Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KingsIsle Entertainment, creators of the award-winning online game
Wizard101, today announced an agreement with Taomee Holdings Limited (NYSE: TAOM), one of
China's leading children's entertainment and media companies, to launch
"This announcement marks a critical milestone in our efforts to bring
Wizard101 to a global audience," said
Elie Akilian, chairman and CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. "We are thrilled by the opportunity to share the magic of
Wizard101 with an enormous new community of players."
Today's news builds on KingsIsle's previous announcement that
Wizard101 would be available in
Europe through an agreement with German online games publisher Gameforge.
July 2011, KingsIsle announced that
Wizard101 has grown to over 20 million registered players since its U.S. launch in
September 2008. That total excludes registrations from the game's localized European editions, which are now available in the UK and
Germany and will continue to roll out across other European countries.
Wizard101 is one of the most successful online family entertainment titles in the world," said
Benson Wang, Co-founder and CEO of Taomee Holdings Limited. "We are delighted to bring this amazing magical adventure to our growing audience of tens of millions of online game enthusiasts."
KingsIsle Entertainment specializes in creating online games that families can play and enjoy together. Over the last three years, Wizard101.com has become one of the leading online destinations for tweens, teens and families, attracting over 13 million unique visitors in
Taomee Holdings Limited operates one of the largest online entertainment communities for children in
China as measured by market share and active accounts. The company is focused on creating online experiences for families that are fun, safe and trusted by parents. A localized version of
Wizard101 for the Chinese market is expected to arrive in 2012.
About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality massively multiplayer online games which provide entertainment for the entire family.
Wizard101, KingsIsle's flagship property, received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal of Approval in 2009 and has been recognized by the National Parenting Publications Awards.
Wizard101 was named Best MMO of 2010 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine,
Best Family MMO of the Decade by Massively.com and the #1 Best Family Game of 2009 by MMORPG.com. The company's experienced and
creative team is raising the bar in online entertainment by offering products with rich storylines, friendly navigation, top-quality art and fully-voiced characters. KingsIsle is headquartered in
Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in
Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit
About Taomee Holdings Limited
Taomee Holdings Limited is one of the leading children's entertainment and media companies in
China with a mission to create exceptional entertainment experiences for children that are fun, safe and trusted by parents. Taomee has created online virtual worlds with enduring and iconic characters, images and story lines that have resonated and attracted a loyal following among children between the ages of 5 and 15 in
China. As of
July 2010, Taomee was ranked as the largest online entertainment community for children in
China measured by market share and active accounts, according to a report from iResearch. Taomee has expanded into offline business by licensing its franchises to other media formats including books, films and television and makers of consumer products targeting children.
Wizard101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment Inc.
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