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  NIKITA ONLINE starts publishing on Kongregate
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11/22/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

22 nd of November, Moscow. — NIKITA ONLINE and the Kongregate games portal are pleased to announce the beginning of the publishing cooperation. Kongregate’s users can now enjoy the browser-based MMORPG Lost Magic in English.

The appearance of Lost Magic ( http://www.kongregate.com/games/NIKITAONLINE/lost-magic), developed by the Labbit Games studio, on the popular American games portal Kongregate is a further development of NIKITA ONLINE’s overseas publishing efforts.

“Kongregate is one of the most popular American games portals and we are interested in building long-term mutually beneficial relations.” stated Sergey Kolesov, Corporate Communications Director for NIKITA ONLINE. “We continue our international expansion and view it as a crucial element of our business development strategy.”

Lost Magic, a browser-based MMORPG, offers a thoroughly developed turn-based battle system which makes the game tactically deep and fast-paced at the same time. Amazing meticulously created hand-drawn graphics and a sophisticated game universe add a great deal to the distinctive game atmosphere.

"Lost Magic is a unique and compelling addition to Kongregate's gaming catalog." said Jim Greer, CEO and co-founder of Kongregate.  "The unique hand-crafted game art and the well developed dynamic turn-based battle system set Lost Magic apart from other multiplayer titles on Kongregate."      

NIKITA ONLINE became the publisher of Lost Magic in October 2011 when the game was included to the company’s portfolio through the GameXP Connect platform ( http://channeling.gamexp.ru/en.php).

  

NIKITA ONLINE was founded in 1991 and became the first game company in Russia. It has two offices — in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. Currently NIKITA ONLINE operates in Russia, CIS and the Baltic states with 19 titles: 4Story, Asda Story, Divine Souls, Dragon Knight, Avatarika, Karos Online, King of Kings 3, Rappelz, Sphere, Sphere: Reborn, Sphere 2: Arena and browser-based I, the Feudal Lord, WebRacing, Lost Magic, Tako Online, FUBAR, The Panic Room: Outrage, Nadirim and The Kingdom. The company has developed more than 100 titles and localized more than 50. Today there are 9 million unique users registered in NIKITA ONLINE’s projects. For more information, please, head to www.nikitaonline.ru.

Kongregate is a leading online game platform with over 15 million monthly unique visitors who spend more than 28 million hours playing games per month. As part of the GameStop Corporation network, the site features a unique community and rich social elements combining achievements, profiles, chat, messaging, forums, and levels into a cohesive and addicting experience. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim Greer, a game industry veteran, and Emily Greer, an interactive marketing executive .

GameXP is an entertainment web-portal which unites more than 9 million users offering them the dozens of free-to-play online games along with the wide array of user-friendly services and diverse content provided by both professional journalists and gamers themselves. The portal embodies the social network with well-developed recommendation functionality which allows the users to easily learn of their friends’ preferences as well as share the information of their own tastes.      

GameXP Connect is a platform which allows a devstudio quickly and painlessly put their game on the GameXP entertainment web-portal and thus get access to its multi-million audience (over 9 million unique users) along with the elaborate infrastructure — from billing system to in-game voice chat and 24/7 support service.

Labbit Games was founded in 2010 in Moscow. From the very beginning the company have been aiming at delivering the products which would set a new quality bar for browser games. Immense experience of the founders combined with passion of new generation of talented specialists resulted in award-winning Lost Magic.