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Bigpoint Launches Popular Browser Titles Into Heyzap's Global Game Network

Aug 05, 2010 (04:08 PM EDT)
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Bigpoint's Most Successful Browser-Based Massively Multiplayer Online Games to Enjoy Wider Distribution Thanks to Heyzap's Flexible Distribution Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bigpoint, the global market leader in browser-based online games, today announced that it has completed a distribution agreement with Heyzap. Bigpoint will distribute its key titles, beginning with Farmerama, through Heyzap's innovative platform that allows developers to quickly launch their games into thousands of targeted sites.

"Heyzap's unique approach to game distribution is what drove our desire to partner with them," said Ed Kim, director of business development, Bigpoint. "Integrating our content into their platform was a very straight-forward and painless process. We look forward to adding more games soon."

Farmerama has proven to be a breakout hit for Bigpoint, amassing a sizable community of players outside of traditional social networking sites. Immediately following the integration of Farmerama into Heyzap's network, Bigpoint will add two of its best performing games of all time, DarkOrbit and Seafight, which count more than 70 million registered users combined.

Heyzap offers social games and MMOs to 260,000+ website publishers generating new ways to engage users and monetize their sites. Heyzap powers the game sections of Ning, Webs, Cooliris, MeFeedia, and many others.

In addition to driving users to its own portal, Bigpoint's global growth strategy is to partner with independent game portals and networks to grow its 130 million user base. Currently, the company has agreements in place with over 1500 partners.

About Bigpoint

Bigpoint is a leading online-game publisher, content provider for large media concerns, and browser-based game developer whose game portfolio has achieved a level of quality similar to that delivered by console and PC-installed games. The games are available in 25 languages and provide more than 130 million gamers from Europe to America and beyond with free, first-class entertainment, without the hassle of having to download or install any additional software. Bigpoint employs over 500 people from 35 nations at its headquarters in Hamburg and locations in Berlin, Malta (Bigpoint International), and San Francisco (Bigpoint Inc.).

For more information about Bigpoint, please visit http://www.bigpoint.net

SOURCE Bigpoint Inc.