"parlez-vous francais" in their game thanks to a partnership with Gameforge!
Here's the press release:
KingsIsle Entertainment and Gameforge Partner to Bring Wizard101 to Europe
PLANO, TEXAS (August 25, 2010) - KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. today
announced a licensing agreement with German online games publisher Gameforge
to bring its award-winning massively multiplayer game Wizard101 to Europe.
"This partnership is an important first step in our strategy to expand
beyond the domestic US market and bring Wizard101 to an international
audience," said Elie Akilian, chairman and CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment.
"It's a very exciting time at KingsIsle and we are eager to share the
magical world of Wizard101 with an entirely new community of players."
"Wizard101 has proven to be a high-quality MMO that appeals to a large
audience of all ages. We are very excited to partner with KingsIsle in
bringing this great game to the European market and expand its audience
globally," said Carsten van Husen, CEO of Gameforge 4D.
Earlier this summer, KingsIsle announced that more than 10-million Wizards
have registered to play Wizard101 since the game launched in September 2008.
KingsIsle is currently working closely with Gameforge to localize Wizard101
for the European market. The first European launch is planned for late 2010.
In Wizard101, kids and families enter the magical world of Wizard City as
student Wizards setting out to hone their Wizard skills, cast spells and
summon powerful creatures to fight evil forces. The characters and worlds of
Wizard101 are influenced by literature, history and pop culture, giving the
game a depth and quality appreciated by families and players of all ages.
Wizard101 can be downloaded at www.Wizard101.com. Players seeking access to
premium areas and items may purchase pre-paid cards in participating stores
or purchase a subscription or Crowns online. New worlds, activities, pets
and Wizard clothing are periodically added to the game, creating an
ever-changing world with new things to see and do.
About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in
creating high-quality massively multiplayer online games which provide
entertainment for the entire family. Wizard101, KingsIsle's flagship
property, has received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal of
Approval in 2009 and has been recognized by the National Parenting
Publications Awards. Wizard101 was named the #1 Best Family/All Age Game by
Beckett Massive Gamer Magazine, and the #1 Best Family Game by MMORPG.com
for 2009. The company's experienced and creative team is raising the bar in
online entertainment by offering products with rich storylines, friendly
navigation, top-quality art and fully-voiced characters. KingsIsle is
headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Austin,
Texas. For more information, please visit www.kingsisle.com.
KingsIsle and Wizard101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle
Gameforge is the largest independent global provider of online games.
Located in Karlsruhe, Germany, the company specializes in developing and
publishing client- and browser-based online games and boasts more than 200
million registered users worldwide. Gameforge currently offers 21 games
localized into more than 50 languages. These games can be found at
MMOGAME.com, the company's comprehensive community network. Gameforge and
its products have won numerous awards including the "German Developer Award"
and the "Deloitte Technology Fast Forward 50 Award" for fast-growing
technology companies. Gameforge was titled one of Germany's 100 best
employers by the Great Place to WorkR Institute Germany.
For more information on Gameforge visit www.gameforge.com
For more information on the games visit www.mmogame.com
Congrats Kingsisle! I hope this brings a lot more success to you and
hopefully some awesome bungled translations that will crack those Europeans