December 10, 2008
Outspark Creates Virtual
Playground With New Social Networking Portal
Free-To-Play Games Website
Delivers A New Way For Its Community To Connect, Interact, Share Content and
Stay Up-To-Date On Games, Events and More!
YouTube™ to Host User Generated
Videos for Outspark’s Community of 3.5 Million
Outspark, a leading entertainment
services company that publishes and operates multiplayer online games (MMOGs),
announced today the launch of its new Outspark.com portal, a place where its
community can connect and interact by creating profiles and friends lists in
order to share stories, user generated videos and more. The launch of the portal
marks the beginning of Outspark’s evolution from a free-to-play games site to a
leading gaming entertainment portal.
In addition, Outspark announced it
is now using the open API from leading online video platform YouTube™ to host
and embed user generated videos directly on Outspark.com. Outspark will roll out
additional video features that it will announce in the coming months.
“It’s been our vision from the
beginning to create an online playground where our community can play games,
make friends and share online experiences beyond the games,” said Susan Choe,
CEO and founder of Outspark. “The launch of the portal opens the door for us to
implement a world of interactive features and tools that our growing community
can use to experience the virtual playground we have created. In the near
future, we can help other game publishers or even developers introduce their
games into our portal.”
Outspark has taken lead on
establishing a brand new category in the interactive entertainment industry by
becoming the first casual games publisher to expand its services to include its
own social networking playground and gifting of game store premium digital items
on the web, allowing commerce activities outside the game, all in one online
location. Since the company’s formation in January 2007 their online community
has grown to more than 3.5 million users, the majority of which are located in
North America. Outspark’s free-to-play games cover a wide variety of genres and
include the titles Fiesta, Secret of the Solstice and Bread ‘n Butter, Project
Powder and Blackshot.
Outspark.com Portal Features:
Build a Profile – Customize a corner
of Outspark’s virtual playground with your own Outspark page! Here you can
upload a profile picture, show off your game characters and personalize your
space with information about yourself from your favorite games and movies to the
kind of mood you’re in.
Make Friends – Stay in touch with
your Outspark friends or make new ones by adding them to your Friends List! Your
Friends List gives you easy access to your friends’ profiles so that you can see
what games they’re playing, share content and post comments on their profile
Gift Friends – Fiesta players can
use Outspark.com’s new gifting option to give their friends the premium digitl
items they really want this holiday season. The gifting option will be available
for other Outspark games soon.
Stay Informed – Get real time
updates on daily in-game events and contests and stay informed on important
Outspark news with instant emails from the Outspark community crew.
Along with the launch of the new
portal, Outspark.com is also taking on a brand new look! The clean design makes
it easier to access the games and features community members frequently
including art and video galleries, featured member list and newsfeed.
Outspark also announced last week
that two leadership positions had been filled with former Habbo General Manager
Paul Thind joining Outspark as their new Chief Business Officer and Victor
Wachter joins as Outspark’s Director of Community.
For more information about Outspark
and its games please visit www.Outspark.com.