Quepasa Games Introduces Wonderful City, a New City Building Game Localized for Latin American Markets
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Quepasa Corporation (NYSE Amex: QPSA), creator and operator of Quepasa.com, the popular online social network and game platform for the Latino community, has introduced Wonderful City, a Latin American-themed city building game.
Developed by the company's Quepasa Games division, Wonderful City is available to play today as a beta version on Quepasa.com. The official launch is planned for May, and in partnership with Mentez, a leading social game publisher in Latin America, the game also will be launched on Orkut and Facebook.
"We're excited to introduce Wonderful City as the first social game developed by Quepasa Games, our new social game division formed by our acquisition of Brazil-based TechFront Studios in March," said Quepasa's CEO John Abbott. "As a developer, publisher, and distributor of social games, we can now command a greater proportion of the revenues associated with games published on our Quepasa.com platform, while also participating in additional revenues streams generated on other social networks, like Orkut and Facebook."
"We expect our new partnership with Mentez to accelerate the monetization of Wonderful City across these other networks, as Mentez has established a portfolio of popular games that already reaches more than 22 million active users weekly," added Abbott.
Mentez specializes in helping developers promote and monetize social games and other applications on social networks, particularly Orkut in Brazil, where it publishes four of the top five most popular games on the site.
Wonderful City offers many social networking gameplay features, including:
-- Sharing -- As you build your city-by-the-sea, you will be invited to
share your creation and vision with your social network.
-- Quests -- By completing certain quests, you will receive rewards that
allow you to grow your city and population.
-- Characters and Decorations -- Wonderful City incorporates regional and
Latin American characters and ambiance in order to differentiate from
other city building games.
-- Residences and Wonders -- Like all Latin cities, yours will contain
localized residences (favelas) and wonders that are only found in