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Open beta for HEROES OF GAIA™ begins

Open Beta testing period for HEROES OF GAIA™ begins. Snail games to offer prizes and more to dedicated fans.

LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2009– Snail Games USA, a business unit of Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. (Snail Games) announced today that the beta period for HEROES OF GAIA™, the innovative browser-based strategic MMORPG, had begun.

“After two successful closed beta tests, HEROES OF GAIA™ is shaping up nicely.” said Scott Miller, General Manager of Snail Games USA.“We’re excited to open up HEROES OF GAIA™ to everyone for our next round of testing before launch and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone into our great HEROES OF GAIA™ community.”

Based on classic strategy game concepts pioneered in legendary PC strategy titles, HEROES OF GAIA™ puts gamers in the shoes of one of four warring factions (Humans, Elves, Orcs or the Undead) and challenges them to build a castle, recruit mighty heroes, quest for magical items, summon up devastating armies and rampage across the land battling against players and NPCs alike in thrilling strategic combat to dominate the kingdom of Gaia. The game is free to play and browser-based which means no heavy client to download or install and no subscription fees– ever.

To celebrate the start of open beta testing, Snail Games will be offering some great prizes and benefits for dedicated members of the HEROES OF GAIA™ community. These included:

• The Open Beta Lucky Chest Giveaway! All players who play on Snail Games servers for more that five hours on October 27th and 28th will be eligible to receive five extra“Lucky Chests.” These in-game items may be opened by players to find extra resources, items or other rare and valuable rewards!

• Purchase Power! The in-game cash shop, which offers all sorts of specialty items designed to enhance the gameplay experience will be open during the beta period. Players who frequent the shop or achieve certain daily in-game goals are eligible for daily drawings for special prizes.

• As a special thank you, Snail Games’“head start” program has begun. All beta testers who sign up and play during the beta period will be able to retain any heroes, castles assets and items they collect during the beta and take them into the start of official gameplay!

Players interested in signing up for the Open Beta can register for accounts at http://www.heroesofgaia.com

More information:

HEROES OF GAIA™ official Web site: http://www.heroesofgaia.com/index.html

Gameplay information: http://www.heroesofgaia.com/introduction/introduction.html

Screen shots: http://www.heroesofgaia.com/playerpic/index.html

Concept Art: http://www.heroesofgaia.com/art/index.html

Contact information:

All media inquiries on HEROES OF GAIA™, Snail Games USA or Snail Games can be directed to:

Scott Miller

General Manager

Snail Games USA


?2009 Snail Games USA. All Rights Reserved. HEROES OF GAIA™, Snail Games USA, Snail Games, Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. and the Snail Games logo are trademarks of Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. and/or Snail Games USA in the United States and/or other countries.


Heroes of Gaia™ is an innovative browser-based MMORPG that combines the social environment and fantasy-based excitement of the best online universes with strategic gameplay inspired by the legendary classics of PC gaming. Browser-based and free-to-play, HEROES OF GAIA welcomes gamers into an exciting new world of MMORPG gaming.

About Snail Games USA

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Snail Games USA is the North American division of Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd., a leading developer of MMORPGs and virtual world experiences in China. Founded in 2009, Snail Games USA is committed to delivering the highest quality gaming experiences to consumers. To learn more about Snail Games, please visit http://www.snailgame.net

About Snail Games

Named as one of the“Top 10 Chinese game developers,” Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. (Snail Games) is a leading developer of MMORPG and interactive online games in China. Founded in October 2000, Snail Games’ growing library of titles includes 5 Street, Age of Armor, Voyage Century and the upcoming Heroes of Gaia. Snail Games’ wildly popular titles are currently sold and distributed throughout Asia, including Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

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