Revenue-generating content download operations now in place to serve over
100,000 registered players
TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - SilverBirch Inc. (TSX.V: SVB) and G4Box Inc.
today announced the commercial launch of Metin2 (www.metin2.us) together with
the all new Item Mall.
"Metin2's Beta Program has been a tremendous success," said Derek van der
Plaat, CEO of SilverBirch. "The commercial launch of Metin2 will provide our
current 100,000 plus registered players the opportunity to purchase
value-added, in-game assets and services."
G4Box Inc. CEO, Howard He added "The response to Metin2's Beta release
has been extremely encouraging. Player enthusiasm exceeded our expectations at
every milestone. We plan to update the game on a regular basis with new
content, as well as host tournaments and provide support for this growing
competitive clan community."
Metin2, a 3D fantasy game involving a medieval battle of empires, is a
leading title in the MMORPG genre, one of the fastest-growing segments of the
online game market. Participants assume the roles of characters that interact
with other players while engaging in battle and other activities through
multiple levels. After downloading the free game to their PC, players can
purchase value-added in-game assets and services, and premium features that
enhance the game experience - a proven, successful revenue model for this
genre of online game.
Other localized versions of Metin2 available in Germany, and throughout
the Far East have already attracted a large and growing following, according
to its South Korean creator and Licensor, Ymir Entertainment. It is part of a
worldwide online game market that, DFC Intelligence reports is forecasted to
grow from US$3.4 billion in 2005 to over US$13 billion in 2011, 55% of which
will be derived from MMORPG games.
About SilverBirch Inc.
Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. is a fully integrated developer, publisher
and distributor of high quality interactive media content and, through its
Jambo Mobile division, provides mobile marketing and direct-to-consumer mobile
content. In addition, the company is a multi-platform video game developer and
operates an MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) game called
Metin 2 (see www.metin2.us). For more information, please visit
www.silverbirchstudios.com and www.jambomobile.com.
About G4Box Inc.
G4Box was founded in September 2004 in Markham, Ont. Its primary business
is in the distribution of MMORPG games. The company is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of 568 Network Inc., a Markham based developer, publisher and
distributor of games that also partners with CryptoLogic Inc. in online casino
and poker games for the Chinese market. For more information on G4Box, please
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Executive Officer, SilverBirch Inc., Tel: (416) 621-6711 Ext 34, Email:
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