O2 Online Entertainment Press Release
SHEUNG WAN, Hong Kong & FUVEAU, France - September 2008 - - O2 Online Entertainment Ltd. today announced the new cooperation with the french software development specialist Quantex to develop Mankind(R), it's long time massive multiplayer online build up strategy game, further and prepare the next versions of this innovative game project.
"It is a big step for us into a positive and solid future. Seeing this loved long time project continuing with a strong partner and being able to keep this gaming vision for the future does make everybody proud here at O2OE" said Samuel Ng, CEO and founder of O2 Online Entertainment. "We did invest so much time and enthusiasm into this project, which made us very sad to not being able to develop it further in the past few years. Anyway, we are looking into a very positive future now with this new partnership."
"We are proud to be chosen to develop this game due to our expertise, know how and possession of required technologies." said Pierre Couderc, COE and co-founder of Quantex. "We will endeavour, through our work, to keep for the players the same freedom and initiative they enjoyed before. We are confident to bring up actual code to an attractive format to satisfy more and more passionate players."
Mankind(R) got designed as a build up strategy war game and got initially developed by the french company Vibes SA. In 2002, Vibes went into bankruptcy and O2 Online Entertainment Limited bought all assets as they did already market and distribute Mankind in Asia.
The initial development on Mankind started around 1996, when three friends created the company Vibes SA to develop their own MMOG dream. In january 1999 Mankind got first released and could be bought at stores all around the world. The french publisher Cryo Networks did market Mankind worldwide and Mankind went 'pay 2 play' around september 1999. During it's 'peak' in 2001, Mankind had almost 30.000 active subscribers where over 300.000 players did play Mankind world wide until today.
Mankind does currently support seven languages. For further information about Mankind(R), please visit the official website at http://www.mankind.net.
About O2 Online Entertainment Ltd. :
O2OE is a developer and publisher which is focusing on providing first-rate support for operating Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) serving around the world. O2OE provides first-rate network infrastructure across the world, customer support, local marketing and distribution solutions across all major markets and multiple payment methods to cater players all around in china.
O2OE has distributions throughout the world and has its servers located at top data centers in the related region providing a low "ping" gaming environment. Having local distributions not only ensures sales reach, but also allows the billing structure to be flexible to the norms of the region. Flexibility is important, as credit cards are not prevalent in many countries around Asia.
About Quantex :
Quantex is an international information technology services company, whose business is turning client vision into effective through the application of consulting, developing software and systems, integration, and maintenance. Quantex is a division of a reliable software development company based in France which has carried out a lot of projects since more than 20 years.
It is constituted by a team of engineers and developers specialized in various technologies (linux, windows), experimented, multidisciplinary and multinational.
For more information please visit the official webpage at http://www.quantex.eu
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