SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gazillion Entertainment, a leading developer, publisher and operator of premium browser-based games, today announced that the free-to-play online action RPG Fortune Online will be launched throughout Russia and the former USSR countries by Akella, one of the leading developers, publishers, and distributors of PC games and multimedia products in the Russian and CIS market. With this deal in place, Akella will bring its substantial marketing power to the operation of Fortune Online.
In the epic fantasy world of Fortune Online, adventurers will band together to crush undead corpses, splatter gigantic spiders and generally kick evil enemy ass. As they rise from commoner to legendary, they'll loot the bones of their enemies to collect epic weapons and craft magical armor. And since Fortune Online is free-to-play and accessible through all browsers, players will be to crawl dungeons anywhere, any time!
"The Russian gaming market is experiencing a period of immense growth," stated John Needham, CEO of Gazillion Entertainment. "The strength of Akella's brand coupled with their marketing expertise in the Russian and CIS markets puts Fortune Online in a great position for success."
"The partnership with Gazillion and Akella validates the appeal Fortune Online has for the global market," continued John Needham, CEO of Gazillion Entertainment. "The company is looking forward to extending the Fortune Online brand with other world class partners in the future."
"We are excited to partner with Gazillion for their high-quality free-to-play browser-based games like Fortune Online," commented VP Akella Dmitry Arkhipov. "Fortune Online has tremendous potential and we look forward to introducing this game to Russian and CIS players."
The action never ends in Fortune Online at www.fortuneonline.com.
About Gazillion Entertainment
Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion's games feature revered brands and original properties, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Gazillion has development studios in California and Washington. For more information on Gazillion and its studios please visit www.gazillion.com.
Akella was founded in 1993, and since inception Akella has grown from a team of six people into a multiple-disciplined company engaged in developing, publishing, and distributing computer games and multimedia products. At present, Akella employs more than 200 qualified specialists under the direction of experienced and professional managers. Akella's own distribution network has grown fast and covers all the former USSR territories. Among Akella's shareholders are Quadriga Capital (EBRD fund) and Intel Capital. For more information on Akella please visit www.akella.com.
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SOURCE Gazillion Entertainment