Santa Clara, CA – Oct 13th, 2010 - ChangYou.com (US) Inc., today announced the beginning of the Zentia Open Beta and a new partnership with Raptr, the social platform that allows the community to connect in real-time across multiple gaming platforms. The joint partnership will provide Zentia players the opportunity to connect, compete, and build friendships via Raptr’s community while gaming. Zentia is a 3D free-to-play; charmingly hardcore MMORPG.
The ChangYou.com (US) and Raptr partnership will enable Zentia players to communicate directly with each other through in-game chat, discover new players with similar interests, and share game stats in real time. Zentia players can download the Raptr platform now and connect with their friends and guild members. Fan of Zentia can also use Raptr to see what games their friends are playing on PC, Xbox 360 or PS3, as well as chat live via various IM services such as Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, or AIM.
Raptr is also introducing an exclusive in-game item that is only available for Raptr users. The rare item is the “Bamboo Horse” prize. The Bamboo Horse prize is a fast mount that allows players to explore and travel the world of Zentia more quickly than other mounts. Details of the in-game item will be available at http://blog.raptr.com.
“We’re excited to be working with Raptr. This new partnership will provide us the opportunity to build a deeper relationship with our existing players as well as reach out to new ones,” says Dirk Metzger, VP of Publishing at ChangYou.com US.
“Raptr is a big believer in creating connected communities in the gaming world, and we’re excited to help foster that sense of community in Zentia,” says Dennis Fong, CEO of Raptr. “Our work with ChangYou is about enhancing the gameplay experience with social features gamers find useful.”
For more information on Zentia, please visit: ZentiaTheGame.com
Zentia is available in English worldwide.
About ChangYou.com (US)
ChangYou.com (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of ChangYou.com, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU), a massively multi-player online role playing games (MMORPGs) business, which began operations as a business unit within Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) in 2003. In December 2007, ChangYou.com Ltd. was carved out as a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007 and completed an initial public offering on April 7, 2009. ChangYou.com runs many of the most popular MMORPGs in China, and has recently launched three free-to-play MMORPGs in the United States: Dragon Oath, Blade Wars, and Zentia.”
Raptr ( http://raptr.com) is a free service for gamers that tracks gaming activity for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Raptr also makes it easy for gamers to compare their stats, see what their friends are playing, and chat with their friends. Millions of users currently use Raptr to connect with popular social media and IM services like Facebook, Twitter, AIM, Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Steam, Xfire, and Facebook Chat. Raptr is an important partner for the gaming industry, working with a variety of top game companies including ChangYou, Activision, THQ, Sony Online Entertainment, Aeria Games, Gala-Net, GamePro Media, GameSpot, Nexon, NHN, Ntreev, Outspark, and Perfect World. Raptr is available on multiple platforms, with apps available for the PC and the iPhone in addition to the web at http://raptr.com.