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PlayPhone and Perfect World Announce Strategic Partnership

Premier Online Game Company Expands Mobile Gaming Presence Via PlayPhone Cross-Platform Mobile Social Gaming Network

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — PlayPhone(R), Inc., a global leader in mobile social gaming, today announced an agreement with Perfect World Co., Ltd. PWRD +1.36% , a leading online game developer and operator based in China, to bring a slate of Perfect World’s mobile games to the PlayPhone cross-platform mobile social gaming network. Perfect World has a number of mobile social games in development with Fish Star (Android and iOS) and Golden Coins for Panda (Android and iOS) among the first to be released on the PlayPhone platform. Deal terms include all global markets excluding Japan and China.

Headquartered in Beijing, Perfect World is one of the best-known global game developers, producing several hit massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) franchises, such as Jade Dynasty, Forsaken World and Perfect World, which has more than 50 million players. Both its MMORPG and casual games offerings operate under the freemium model, the industry standard for monetization in the mobile social gaming arena. Perfect World benefits from a global presence with game development operations in China, North America, Europe, and Japan.

With distinguishing features that include cross-platform support, turnkey consumer billing options, network-wide unified currency, and social and community rewards, PlayPhone is securing support from the best game developers for its PlayPhone mobile social platform, with more than 1,300 developers signed up to access its SDKs. In addition to Perfect World, PlayPhone has recently signed up China Wireless Arts, Magic Universe, Tandem Games, Cozy Games, and many more renowned developers.

“It is hard not to be impressed with the games and multimillion-user fan base Perfect World has built through its online game franchises,” said Anders Evju, senior vice president and general manager, PlayPhone Social. “As Perfect World expands into the mobile space, they require partners to help them access and service the mobile gaming marketplace worldwide. With more than 100 global carrier relationships and our feature-rich PlayPhone cross-platform mobile social gaming platform, we are honored to join forces with Perfect World as one of its mobile distribution partners.”

About PlayPhone

PlayPhone(R) is the global leader in delivering mobile social gaming via smartphones and tablets through its cross-platform mobile social gaming network. With a presence in more than 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, PlayPhone’s mobile gaming platform provides developers with the ability to launch and monetize social games around the globe. The PlayPhone Social developers program includes support for all leading formats, such as iOS, Android, Mobile-Browser (HTML5), and Flash/Adobe.Air. Based in San Jose, Calif., PlayPhone is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital, Coral Group, and Scale Venture Partners.

For more information on how to join the PlayPhone Social developers program, visit . To find out more about PlayPhone, visit us at , or follow us on Twitter @playphone.

PlayPhone, PlayPhone Social and the corresponding logos are properties of PlayPhone, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: PlayPhone®, Inc.

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Molly Smith, 650-862-2098 
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John Golden, 415-793-4543 
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Copyright Business Wire 2011

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