|comScore Media Metrix Measurements Show Miniclip-Tournaments With More than Three-and-a-Half Million Worldwide Unique Visitors in March 2004|
New York, NY, May 24, 2004 – Game Trust, Inc., the leading tournament infrastructure company for video games, is the technology provider behind the largest property in the world devoted to cash competitions according to the most recent comScore Media Metrix worldwide data* for gaming sites.
The property, Miniclip-Tournaments.com, received 3.5 million worldwide unique visitors in the month of March 2004, placing it as the 41st largest gaming site in the world. The property is larger than both SkillJam, another cash competition property, ranked 47th with 3.2 million unique visitors, and WorldWinner, which ranked 87th with 1.8 million visitors.
Miniclip-Tournaments.com is a subsidiary of Miniclip.com, the 7th largest gaming site with 15.6 million unique visitors in March according to comScore Media Metrix measurements. Miniclip-Tournaments.com offers a unique community experience for players based on the Game Trust technology which has proven to build loyalty and increase the frequency of game play.
These community features combined with the release of new multiplayer game titles and large tournament prizes, such as large-screen plasma televisions, have led to the recent success of Miniclip-Tournaments.com with players from around the world. The site has shown a 446% increase in traffic since December 2003, according to comScore Media Metrix.
“The recent growth of Miniclip-Tournaments.com underscores the high-performance engineering and built-to-scale infrastructure behind the Game Trust platform,” states Adeo Ressi, CEO of Game Trust. “Players can chat, instant message, and compete for cash and prizes across a wide variety of games, all hosted on eight eight efficient servers in our global data center,” Ressi explained.
Ressi points to a number of new distribution agreements as fueling future growth for Game Trust. “We have outstanding partners ready to launch our completely branded tournament solution that will dramatically expand our audience and provide us with entry into new markets. We are also focused on enhancing our catalog of games with new popular, multi-player offerings that we expect to drive profitability,” he added.
The Game Trust platform has been developed over three years to support tournaments for cash and merchandise prizes in any game on any device. The platform relies on a bank-grade trading system to manage entry fees into tournaments and the awarding of prizes.
Each application that comprises the platform can handle 200,000 events per second with performance limited only by the capabilities of the operating system and the hardware. Game Trust has developed a series of APIs to tournament-enable any game, allowing players to communicate with one another and compete. The platform is capable of integrating with any user registration system or payment system, and a customized deployment of the platform takes less than 30 days to complete.
* comScore Media Metrix data are based on a global panel of more than 1.5 million Internet users. Worldwide data cited herein represent an aggregate of 32 countries reported on a monthly basis.
About Game Trust
Game Trust, Inc. licenses the first and only software that 'tournament enables' any game on any device, allowing players to compete for prestige, merchandise, and cash prizes. The Game Trust platform is designed to enhance the experience of network game play, adding new revenue through cash tournament, subscription, and advertising opportunities. The Company was founded by veterans of the software, banking, and media industries in 2002. Headquartered in New York with offices in Denmark, Game Trust licenses to game developers, gaming destination sites, and portals, supporting PC, console, online, and wireless game markets. For more information, see http://www.GameTrust.com.