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Artix Entertainment Announces Release of Doomwood, a New Zone in MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds

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LAND O'LAKES, FLORIDA - May 26, 2011– Artix Entertainment, the indie game development studio that delivers download-free browser-based RPGs to 130 million users, will release a new zone named Doomwood in the hit online browser MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds this Friday, May 27 th, 2011.

AdventureQuest Worlds was released in October of 2008 and quickly became the company’s most popular game. Since its launch, developers have been continuously updating the game by releasing new content every Friday (yes, that’s every Friday– 111 updates so far!).

The new permanent zone, Doomwood, is the forest of the undead. Although the entire zone will be released in sections over the next several weeks, the first parts of the zone will be released this week along with one very powerful and very evil boss.?

When Doomwood goes live, players will find that someone has re-opened the Necropolis, a city of undead, and raised the most powerful skeletal army in existence. The army has already destroyed all but one of the towns in Doomwood and is preparing to attack the last one. The king has dispatched nearly all of his paladins to fight the undead, but weeks have gone by and not a single paladin has returned from battle. Rumors spread quickly about the existence of a paladin slayer. It is up to the players to save the last city of Doomwood, find out what happened to the paladins, and make sure that Artix, the last of the paladins, doesn’t step foot there.

WHAT: The release of a new zone, Doomwood, with all new quests, storylines and epic boss fights.

WHEN: Friday, May 27 th, 2011 @ 7 PM (EDT)

WHO: Artix, the AE Team,&YOU!

WHY: To save the last city in Doomwood and find out the mystery of the missing paladins.

WHERE: In-game at www.AQ.com

Other Games from Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment offers many RPG and MMO titles, ranging from the fantasy realms of AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds to the sci-fi galaxies of MechQuest, WarpForce, and EpicDuel, and the all new superhero MMORPG HeroSmash. Artix has enjoyed a high success rate in the past eight years with over 130 million accounts created for their games.

For more information about our games, please visit:

AdventureQuest Worlds at www.aq.com

DragonFable at www.dragonfable.com

EpicDuel at www.epicduel.com

HeroSmash at www.herosmash.com

MechQuest at www.mechquest.com

AdventureQuest at www.battleon.com

Artix Entertainment games at http://portal.battleon.com

and HeroMart at www.HeroMart.com

You can follow or friend Artix on…

Twitter: http://twitter.com/artixkrieger

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artix

MySpace:? http://www.myspace.com/artixkrieger

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About Artix Entertainment

Artix Entertainment LLC, is a privately held, game development and publishing studio that specializes in creating online, browser-based, anime-style, role-playing Flash games with a distinctive visual style and high-quality game play. Artix has developed a range of games with storylines that are based in the fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure genre. Content within the games is updated on a weekly basis creating a compelling experience which keeps users coming back frequently for new content and story lines. Artix core offerings are three online RPG games: AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and MechQuest, and three MMORPGs: AdventureQuest Worlds, EpicDuel, and HeroSmash. Players can visit www.artix.com for more information.

Media Contacts

Daniel Vasile, Artix Entertainment, at dan@battleon.com.

Doug Mealy, Online Marketing and Public Relations, at dmealy@om-pr.com.??

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