Game Name: DOFUS 2.0
Official Website: www.dofus.com
Publisher(s): Ankama Studios
Developer(s): Amakna Games
Release Date: December 2, 2009
(Manila, Philippines, January 7, 2011) – Award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Dofus has captured the attention of players around the world since its international release in 2005. With over 35 million players worldwide, the game is now being introduced to the Philippines by veteran online game services provider Digital Media Exchange (dme) and French multimedia group Ankama.
dme will provide payment services for Dofus. This means that players in the country can now use Mobius ePoints to buy Ogrines, the virtual currency used for game subscription and services across all Ankama games. Dofus is also now available on dme's games portal mobiusgames.net and payment gateway mobiusonline.net.
Mobiusonline.net has millions of registered users and the virtual currency Mobius ePoints is readily available in thousands of Internet cafes and retail stores throughout the Philippines. Mobius ePoints can be purchased via mobile, electronic pins or game cards, giving players access to hundreds of popular games.
"Dofus is a welcome addition to our online games portals and we are excited to have this partnership with Ankama. With the support they (Ankama) are providing plus the resources dme is ready commit, we see Dofus to be even more successful in the Philippines this 2011," said Steven Coleman, dme's Vice President of Business Development.
"We are very happy to start a partnership with dme which will enable us to be closer to our existing community in the Philippines and attract new players, thanks to dme's experience and know-how." said Matthieu Youna, General Manager of Ankama Japan, the subsidiary of Ankama that centralizes the group's business development in Asia.
Developed by Ankama, Dofus is a 2D Flash MMORPG set in a colorful, amusing and enchanting universe where adventurers are tasked to capture the powerful dragon eggs called Dofus known to grant its owners extraordinary powers to help them in their adventures. The game offers regular updates to sustain the enthusiasm of its millions of players worldwide. With an enormous world to explore, 26 characters from 13 different classes and dozens of professions to choose from and hundreds of NPC's, spells and monsters within the game, it is obvious why this game, already translated to eight (8) different languages, has been held one of the top online games worldwide.
About Digital Media Exchange
Established in 2003, Digital Media Exchange, Inc. (dme), is a veteran online games publisher and game service provider to the global computer games industry. Under the brand name Mobius (www.mobiusgames.net), dme pioneered the Southeast Asian online game industry by architecting the leading Philippine peering exchange for online games, launching the first free-to-play/item-based games in the region, and creating unique and innovative premium services seamlessly integrated within a proprietary digital media platform and payment system (www.mobiusonline.net) used by over 12 million registered users. dme's outsourcing division provides game consulting and support services to some of the world's largest global entertainment, technology, and retailing companies including Disney, Dreamworks, Dolby Laboratories, Nexon, NHN, and Build-a-Bear Workshop. For more information, visit the website www.dmii.net or email: email@example.com.
About Ankama Group
Founded by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras in Roubaix (North of France) in 2001, Ankama is an independent group which produces digital creations and employs over 430 people. The international success of the group's MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 35 million players, enabled Ankama to branch out into several related industries: online games, publishing, animations, merchandising goods, web design, press, mobile phone services, video games for next gen' consoles. For more information, visit www.ankama-group.com
Ankama has offices in Roubaix (North of France), Paris and Tokyo.