IGN FilePlanet and Jolt partner to offer free-to-play games

by: Jake -
Leading free-to-play game publisher Jolt and leading online game media outlet FilePlanet join forces to bring you a series of brand-new free-top-play games! not too much has been said as to what games these will be, but the quotes in the press-release give us a few hints as to what kind of games to expect. According to Jeff Steele, VP of Digital Distribution at IGN Entertainment, “IGN is excited to partner with Jolt to bring some of the most beloved strategy and RPG games to fans.”
IGN and Jolt Partner for Free-to-Play Gaming Extravaganza!



Brisbane, CA – September 14th, 2009 – IGN Entertainment, the leading online videogames media outlet, and Jolt, the leading free-to-play games publisher, today announced a partnership through which several of Jolt’s top titles will be available at IGN’s popular game download site, Fileplanet.com (http://www.fileplanet.com/free-games/), as well as other popular IGN games websites.



Jolt’s flagship titles, which include Legends of Zork and Utopia Kingdoms, provide hundreds of thousands of players with free-to-play strategy and RPG gaming that they can access from any Internet browser. Jolt is also publishing the eagerly-awaited Playboy Manager game, due in fall, 2009.



“We’re extremely pleased to be working with the good folks at IGN and Fileplanet”, said Dylan Collins, Jolt CEO. “Together, we are bringing top quality online games to gaming fans everywhere – completely free-of-charge. It’s like Christmas and birthday all in one!”



“IGN is excited to partner with Jolt to bring some of the most beloved strategy and RPG games to fans,” said Jeff Steele, VP, Digital Distribution, IGN Entertainment. “We’ll continue to align with companies like Jolt to offer access to the widest variety of titles on Fileplanet and all IGN.com games properties.”



About IGN’s FilePlanet

IGN’S FilePlanet is a video game download service that provides free game patches, mod files and media downloads (game demos, trailers) to its users. FilePlanet was launched and is run by GameSpy, a subsidiary of IGN Entertainment, and is one of the most visited video game download sites on the internet. For more information, visit www.fileplanet.com.



About IGN Entertainment

IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 35 million unique users worldwide in the month of May 2009, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others) is one of the Web's leading videogame information destinations and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle Websites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in the North America, Europe and Australia.



About Jolt Online Gaming

Jolt is the leading publisher of free-to-play browser games in North America and the UK. Established in 2008 by former online gaming veterans, the company has a range of persistent browser games including Legend s of Zork (www.legendsofzork.com), Utopia Kingdoms (www.utopiakingdoms.com), Trukz (www.trukz.com) and the forthcoming Playboy Manager (www.playboymanager.com).



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