July 19, 2011

Gaia Interactive Partners with Fever Studio to Create New Breed of Social Games for Facebook

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaia Interactive, the world's most active social gaming community with more than 20 million unique visitors a month, has partnered with Fever Studio, one of South Korea's most prominent social gaming developers. Over the past five years, Fever Studio has developed many noteworthy online and mobile games such as Alchemist TCG. Fever Studio is making a strong impression in the social gaming scene with their first title 'Everytown' which is currently the most successful game on South Korea's dominant social networks, Nate and Naver. The partnership brings an adapted version of this prominent South Korean title to the Facebook platform, exposing it to its 750 million plus user base.

Developed by a team with extensive experience building an active and passionate social community, Gaia expanded its reach to multiple gaming platforms this spring with the launch of leading online game Monster Galaxy on Facebook. The game established Gaia's role as a key social gaming player as Monster Galaxy successfully rose and remained a top 10 game on the Facebook platform for over six months. Exemplifying the anime-inspired, art-driven focus missing from typical social games today, Gaia will continue to elevate the genre as it continues to release games on multiple platforms.

"With Monster Galaxy as a catalyst, we aim to integrate high-quality social gaming into everyone's daily lives as Facebook has done for social networking," said Charles Park, co-founder and creative director of Gaia Interactive. "The partnership with Fever Studio will allow us to continue to offer a unique mix of highly-creative storylines, stunning visuals and engaging game mechanics that blur the lines between serious and casual games at an accelerated pace."

Gaia Online brought a powerful virtual experience to the social space eight years ago with the launch of its community. The company will continue to alter the social gaming landscape by driving a new generation of gamers to the Facebook platform through meaningful partnerships and continued creativity.

About Gaia Interactive

Founded in 2003, Gaia Interactive is the leading online hangout and social game developer for teens and young adults. Gaia has more than 20 million monthly active users and provides a fun, social environment that inspires individuality and creativity. For more information, visit www.gaiaonline.com.

SOURCE Gaia Interactive