Aug. 17, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- KingsIsle Entertainment, creators of the award-winning online game
, today announced an agreement with Taomee Holdings Limited (NYSE: TAOM), one of
's leading children's entertainment and media companies, to launch
"This announcement marks a critical milestone in our efforts to bring
to a global audience," said
, chairman and CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. "We are thrilled by the opportunity to share the magic of
with an enormous new community of players."
Today's news builds on KingsIsle's previous announcement that
would be available in
through an agreement with German online games publisher Gameforge.
, KingsIsle announced that
has grown to over 20 million registered players since its U.S. launch in
. That total excludes registrations from the game's localized European editions, which are now available in the UK and
and will continue to roll out across other European countries.
is one of the most successful online family entertainment titles in the world," said
, 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
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
for the Chinese market is expected to arrive in 2012.
About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality massively multiplayer online games which provide entertainment for the entire family.
, 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.
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
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
, and has a development studio in
. For more information, please visit
About Taomee Holdings Limited
Taomee Holdings Limited is one of the leading children's entertainment and media companies in
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
. As of
, Taomee was ranked as the largest online entertainment community for children in
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.
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