Apr 26, 2012, 09:30 ET
NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Miniclip (www.miniclip.com), the world's largest games website, has forged a strategic partnership with FunGoPlay, the world's first virtual sports theme park and a recent nominee for for the Best Game Website in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. In a close partnership, Miniclip will drive FunGoPlay's visibility worldwide among its core-targeted demo of 6-11 year old boys and girls on the Miniclip.com website. FunGoPlay, which features more than 30 single and multiplayer sports-themed games for online and mobile platforms, can be accessed beginning next week through the site by going to http://www.miniclip.com/games/fungoplay.
"Partnering with Miniclip is a great opportunity for us – a real game changer," said FunGoPlay Founder/CEO Steven Lerner. "They are the number one strategic partner in this space and their global footprint and expertise on the demo, gameplay and monetization along with their incomparable marketing muscle will be invaluable to our ultimate success."
"After our thorough internal review, it was an easy decision to partner with FunGoPlay," said Christopher Bergstresser, VP & Commercial Director for Miniclip. "FunGoPlay provides in-depth gameplay and the type of fun, safe, affordable online entertainment experience we look for in our partners. We are confident that our users will find the world quite appealing, resulting in countless hours on the site."
Miniclip's massive worldwide community will be introduced to the humorous and light-hearted online sports world that offers funny characters and fully customizable avatars combined with ample rewards and achievements. FunGoPlay's vast universe is filled with different sports-themed venues and events based on everything from core sports like basketball, baseball, soccer and football to extreme and non-traditional sports such as skateboarding and outdoor games to robots and radioactive hotdogs gone wild. Games consist of quick, fun mini-games along with more elaborate single and multiplayer games.
What really separates FunGoPlay is the way it encourages kids to be physically active by bridging the gap between offline and online play. Through "connected" sports gear that keeps track of usage, and rewards kids for their real-world physical activity with points, rewards, and power-ups in the online world, FunGoPlay is encouraging kids to get up, get outside and get active. The gear is available for purchase on amazon.com.
FunGoPlay (www.fungoplay.com) is an online sports theme park and the first virtual world to bridge online and offline play through the use of 'connected' sports gear. Conceptualized by industry veterans — including music industry pioneer and start-up expert Steven Lerner, children's content development, TV distribution, merchandising and licensing veteran David Jacobs (Sesame Workshop/HIT Entertainment), and writer and franchise director of kids properties Fabian Nicieza (X-Men, Hot Wheels. Transformers, etc.) -- the site caters to the online gaming needs of today's 6-11 year olds. FunGoPlay delivers customizable avatars, fun games, and a social community while rewarding active offline play.
Miniclip is the Internet's largest games website and is a global, cross platform game publisher (online & mobile).The company develops, publishes and distributes more than 750 games. Founded in 2001, Miniclip is privately owned with ten offices in six countries. Miniclip.com is the only website to ever win the prestigious Webby People's Voice Award, the "Oscars of the Internet" for the Internet's Best Game site for three consecutive years. For more information, visit corporate.miniclip.com.
FunGoPlay contact: Adam Fenton, 917-543-3505
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