September 10, 2009
Wizard101 Celebrates First
Anniversary and Five Million Players
KingsIsle Entertainment finds
success in family entertainment
Wizard101 is celebrating its
one-year anniversary this month. KingsIsle Entertainment, the maker of
Wizard101, is proud to announce that during this time more than five million
players from around the world have registered for the game. As part of the
celebration, several decorations are being added to the game in September as
well as a special surprise for all players.
Wizard101 combines the social
interaction of online multi-player games with a parental control system that
allows adults to restrict communications options for younger players, while
allowing more freedom to older players. These safeguards, combined with the
no-cost, downloadable distribution model have resonated with consumers looking
for new ways to have fun on a budget.
“Quality family entertainment
doesn’t have to be expensive,” said J. Todd Coleman, creative director of
Wizard101. “The success of Wizard101 clearly shows that it is possible to
produce a fun and challenging game that is both wallet-friendly and appropriate
for all ages – and that it’s something people are looking for in these tough
Wizard101 can be downloaded at
www.Wizard101.com and offers free game play for as long as players choose.
Additional worlds and in-game items can also be purchased through pre-paid cards
or a monthly subscription fee. New worlds, activities, pets and Wizard gear are
periodically introduced to the game, creating an ever-changing world with new
things to do and see.
Wizard101 players 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