Netlog and Jadestone Launch Multiplayer Games Initiative
3 December, 2008 (STOCKHOLM, Sweden) – Netlog (www.netlog.com), Europe's leading social networking platform, and Swedish online game developer Jadestone (www.jadestone.se) have joined forces to bring innovative new multiplayer games to the Netlog online community.
Thanks to Netlog's use of Google OpenSocial API, the games will be fully integrated with the social networking platform. Users can therefore play games directly on Netlog – without having to create an extra account on Jadestone's GamArena – and enjoy an instant gaming experience.
One game available to Netlog users will be Scarab Solitaire, which pushes the boundaries of the Solitaire concept. An ultimate test of skill, Scarab Solitaire is an Egyptian-themed card game that pits players' strategy and hand-eye coordination against the clock – and against other Netlog members.
"Scarab Solitaire is one of our most popular games and continues to appeal to players regardless of their location," said Robert Henrysson, CEO of Jadestone. "Netlog is one of the fastest growing social networks in Europe and around the world, and is constantly improving the online experience of its young and dynamic community. It is also a place where users can have fun – and we're delighted to be able to enrich their experience."
Netlog CEO Lorenz Bogaert added: "We are very happy to work with Jadestone in making Netlog a place where our members can spend even more time having fun. Jadestone is a creative company with plenty of experience in social gaming, so we’re pleased they can share their games with our users."
The games will be played on a 740-pixel application canvas. Jadestone GamArena can now be found on Netlog through a brand page – where the company can directly interact with its fans – as well as through an application page, where it can integrate its newest games with the Netlog platform.
For more information, please contact:
Robert Henrysson, CEO, Jadestone
+46 8 24 05 01
Jadestone (www.jadestone.se) is a leading developer of fully managed online game solutions. From great games to secure back-end, Jadestone delivers quality services to both players and distribution partners. Jadestone's expanding portfolio of products includes Championship Manager Online – the football management game; the acclaimed GamArena skill games network; and several innovative mobile games. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the company is privately owned and funded. For more information about Jadestone and its products, please go to www.jadestone.se.
Netlog (www.netlog.com) is the leading social networking destination in Europe with over 35 million registered users throughout the continent. Netlog provides a fun environment where people communicate and connect with friends, like-minded people and local communities. The site is available in 25 languages. For more information about Netlog please go to: http://en.netlog.com/go/about.