|Arkadium Launches its Flagship Product – The Arkadium Gamedek New software will revolutionize the online game marketplace by allowing players to choose opponents and wager against them in games of skill. |
New York, NY – August 4, 2003 -- Arkadium, Inc., a leading provider of unique online game software, today announced that it has officially launched its flagship product, the Arkadium Gamedek. The Arkadium Gamedek is a one-of-a-kind game environment that is fun, easy to use and revolutionizes the skill game market by allowing members complete control when selecting their opponent, prize and game experience. The new software features more than 20 skill games including such favorites as Chess, Checkers, Mah Jongg, Solitaire, and many others.
To date, the skill game market, which Bear Stearns predicts will earn $2.55 billion by 2006, has been dominated by tournament websites that provide players no choice in how much they play for or who they play against. The Arkadium Gamedek revolutionizes online cash game play by allowing players to select the opponent of their choice and play them immediately in real-time in every game the system offers.
“Cheating and individual game domination have become a big problem on most cash tournament sites,” stated Jessica Rovello, Chairman of Arkadium. “By establishing a core community through chat, and giving users the ability to select their own opponent, Arkadium is bringing both fair play and an exciting new platform to Internet games.”
In addition to real-time, one-on-one play, the Arkadium Gamedek supports tournament play, private and public chatting, rival tracking, individual profiles including avatars, themed game rooms, free play and more. All Gamedek players are also given the ability to review any opponent’s full game history (including average wager, expertise level and win/loss ratio) prior to play.
New members can easily join the Arkadium community by logging on to www.arkadium.com and downloading the less than 1MB software program. Due to individual state laws some players are restricted from playing games with cash prizes.
About Arkadium, Inc.
Arkadium, Inc. is a leading provider of unique online game software whose games reach over 175 million people monthly. The Arkadium Gamedek, its flagship product, is the only system that allows players to challenge the opponent of their choice in a game of skill while securely wagering on the outcome. The Company's second product, FreePlay, is a high quality flash game package now available on Terra.com, UGO.com and NYPOST.com amongst others. Energizing The Company's portfolio of gaming products is its PowerPlay technology, a secure set of tools that are used to develop games for PDAs, cell phones, interactive television and the Internet.
Arkadium is a ZelnickMedia portfolio company, headquartered in New York City. For more information visit www.arkadium.com or contact Arkadium via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.