FREMONT, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Offerpal Media (http://www.offerpalmedia.com), the leader in virtual currency payment alternatives, announced partnerships today with several top online games and social media sites to enable their users to earn in-game currency through Offerpal's array of alternative payment options instead of having to pay for it.
GameDuell, Snail Games USA, OMGPOP and The9 join more than 2,000 other game developers and social publishers using Offerpal Media to monetize virtual currency. Offerpal's alternative payments platform empowers online gamers to earn virtual currency for free by taking part in safe, consumer-friendly advertising offers, such as free trials, special discounts, surveys, videos, shopping rewards from big-name retailers and other types of brand engagements.
"We are extremely honored to be selected by so many of the best and fastest growing companies in the gaming sector," said George Garrick, CEO of Offerpal Media. "Alternative payments provide tremendous value to our partners and their users. While our partners increase payment conversions and generate more revenues, their users can take advantage of our simple, convenient and trustworthy services to build up spending power and engage more deeply in the games."
GameDuell was founded in 2003 with the vision to combine casual games with innovative transaction models. Our passion for high-quality games and a thrilling user experience has made GameDuell one of the largest social games communities in the world. Today, the company's 45+ games are available in seven languages and are played by more than 20 million people every month across multiple partner sites, social networks and on mobile devices.
"GameDuell features skill game competitions. That is why we place a heavy emphasis on security, transparency and fairness," said Luis Ongil, CEO of GameDuell USA. "Offerpal's values match our own in that its top priority is to create a safe and trustworthy environment for our users, as evidenced by Offerpal's commitment to customer service, fraud prevention and points fulfillment."
Snail Games USA (http://www.snailgamesusa.com)
Snail Games USA is the North American division of Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd., a leading developer of MMOs and virtual world experiences in China that was recently named one of the "Top 10 Chinese game developers." The company's most popular title, Heroes of Gaia, achieved an active user base of more than 1 million players in just a few months after its launch.
"Heroes of Gaia (HoG) is one of the most successful free-to-play MMO games in the world and there is no subscription fee, no download, and users can play instantly from any location," said Scott Miller, CEO of Snail Games USA. "Offerpal allows us to generate revenue while providing HoG players with a safe, secure way to earn free points—a win/win for us and our community."
OMGPOP is a leading developer, publisher and destination for real time flash multiplayer and social games that are micro-transaction based and ad supported. Its community has grown to over 3 million registered members in the last two years, delivers tens of millions of gameplays a month, and has more than 85 percent of its users in North America.
"Offerpal Media delivers significant value to our users and our business," said Wilson Kriegel, CRO of OMGPOP. "Their offers and services provide a real alternative to buying currency, creating meaningful incremental revenues. This while offering a clean and friendly user-experience, so players at every level can leverage virtual currency to experience our games more fully."
The9 Limited (http://www.the9.com)
The9 Limited is an online game operator and developer in China. The9 operates licensed MMORPGs and advanced casual games including Soul of The Ultimate Nation™, Granado Espada, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 2, Atlantica and Kingdom Heroes 2 Online, as well as its proprietary games World of Fighter and Jiu Zhou Zhan Ji. The9 has just launched its first social game, Winning Goal (http://apps.facebook.com/winninggoalfootball), a unique soccer game with great features allowing the player to create his own team of star players, play in leagues, and even bet on the World Cup. The9 has also invited Diego Maradona, the soccer superstar and head coach of Argentina's national team for the 2010 World Cup, to act as the official endorser of the game.
"Offerpal Media is a high-quality monetization service with strong international coverage to give our users free and easy ways of earning virtual currencies no matter what country they live in," said Joseph Yu, Platform Operation Director of The9. "We view Offerpal as a true partner in providing our players with the best possible user experience in Winning Goal."
About Offerpal Media
Offerpal Media is the leader in virtual currency monetization for online games, virtual worlds and social networks. The company's turnkey payment platform gives consumers the opportunity to earn virtual currency for free by taking part in targeted advertising offers, shopping at big-brand retailers, completing online surveys, watching videos or otherwise engaging with brands. Since its launch in 2007, Offerpal has engaged with more than 225 million consumers across 2,000 publishers, issuing a total of more than 1 trillion virtual points. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California. Investors include Interwest Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, and D. E. Shaw Ventures. For more information, visit www.offerpalmedia.com.
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