Zug, Switzerland – January 5, 2010 – Wazzamba (www.wazzamba.com) is now accepting all players for its open beta release. Wazzamba is a unique online virtual world that combines exploration with skill-based casual games to provide a rich and rewarding experience allowing players to win real world travel prizes every week. The Wazzamba virtual world provides more than 30 explorable areas where players can learn about places, play games, and earn points to win DreamTrips® and GetAway Trips™ in the real world.
Prizes debuting this week include GetAway Trips to San Diego and New York, and a DreamTrip vacation showcasing the Highlights of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, The Great Wall, the famous Terracotta Warriors and a cruise of the Li River. Wazzamba will be awarding up to four trips per week with January contests including trips to Spain, Australia, Rome, Hawaii and Paris.
"The mission of Wazzamba is to create an environment where anyone can win while enjoying a fun atmosphere where players can play skill games, make friends, and express themselves," notes CEO Rocco Pellegrinelli. “It is exciting for me to give casual gamers a chance at turning all those hours played into real world travel prizes.”
Interested players can visit www.wazzamba.com and click on the button that reads “Join Now.” They can create their own personal avatar and enter the world of Wazzamba. Players can join for free and qualify for free weekly GetAway Trips or can upgrade to Silver or Gold Membership to qualify for more trips.
Wazzamba SA, Luxemburg, is the developer of the Wazzamba virtual world (www.wazzamba.com) which is published by Wazzamba World AG, Zug, Switzerland. The companies were formed in 2008 by Rocco Pellegrinelli, a serial entrepreneur best known for founding Brainpower, which went public on the Frankfurt stock exchange in 2000 and was sold to Bloomberg in 2006. Mr. Pellegrinelli teamed up with successful professionals from the video game, virtual world and online casual gaming industries in order to realize his vision of combining online entertainment with tangible rewards.