Garena and Grinding Gear Games to Bring Path of Exile to Singapore and Malaysia
World-Class Development Team in Strategic Partnership with Southeast Asia’s Largest Social Gaming Platform
SINGAPORE, 4 November 2013 – Grinding Gear Games, an independent online game developer and publisher, has entered into a licensing partnership with Garena, a leading publisher of premium online games and developer of Garena+, the largest social gaming platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Garena will be the exclusive publisher for Grinding Gear Game’s flagship title, Path of Exile, in Singapore and Malaysia.
Path of Exile is a free-to-play competitive online action role-playing PC game set in a dark fantasy world. Offering intense real time combat, deep character customization options and extensive Player-versus-Player elements, Path of Exile has received universal acclaim from critics and players alike, with one publication proclaiming Path of Exile to be “the best ARPG title on the market today1”.
"We've been extremely pleased with the reception that Path of Exile has garnered in the Western market and are pleased to bring it to Southeast Asia. With Garena's help, we'll be able to expose millions of new players to Path of Exile,” said Chris Wilson, Managing Director of Grinding Gear Games. “We are excited about our partnership with Garena because they have demonstrated they excel at bringing Western games to an international market."
"Grinding Gear Games has an amazing development team, and we could not be happier to be working with them to bring this genre-defining title to the Garena platform,” said Jason Ng, Director of Strategic Partnership at Garena.
Path of Exile will enter Closed Beta on 14 November 2013, and will be accessible via the Garena+ platform. For more information about Path of Exile, please visit the official website at http://poe.garena.com.
About Garena Online
Garena is a leading online game service provider. Its flagship online game platform, Garena+, is the largest social platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, designed for online gamers to meet, chat and play games with each other. Garena has introduced the latest premium online games on Garena+, including the award-winning League of Legends and other premium game titles, such as first-person shooter game Black Shot, real-time strategy game Heroes of Newerth and massively-multiplayer-online football game EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 3.
For more information, please visit http://www.garena.com.
About Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games was founded in November 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand. Its founding members come from various countries and have a selection of diverse backgrounds ranging from artificial intelligence and software security to industrial design to professional tournament game play.
They are currently developing their first game title, Path of Exile, a competitive online action RPG. More information about this project is available at the official Garena Path of Exile website at http://poe.garena.com. The game has received stellar reviews and ratings from several gaming news websites.
As veterans of various online role playing games, the creators of Path of Exile understand what is required to make an addictive action RPG with visceral combat and a complex item economy.
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 Forbes, 29 Oct 2013, http://www.forbes.com/sites/games/2013/10/29/path-of-exile-review-indie-arpg-greatness