Artix Entertainment Taps PlaySpan to Power Online Payments

Artix Entertainment Taps PlaySpan to Power Online Payments 

UltimatePay® Enables over 100 Million of Artix Entertainment Players to Experience Premium Content
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA & LAND O’ LAKES, FLORIDA – April 22, 2010 – Artix Entertainment LLC, a leading developer of browser-based MMO games, today announced a new partnership with PlaySpan, the global leader in monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. The agreement enables players of the highly popular Artix Entertainment games — AdventureQuest Worlds, EpicDuel, DragonFable, MechQuest, and AdventureQuest — to use PlaySpan UltimatePay to purchase and enjoy premium content.
All Artix games are free to play, 100% web browser-based RPGs.  Artix two newest MMOs AdventureQuest Worlds and EpicDuel offer real-time RPG combat, original art, and an entire world for players to explore. Players can battle monsters online with their friends and family to obtain weapons, armor, pets, and items. Paid members enjoy access to member-only exclusive classes, weapons, areas, shops, quests, and special pets.  Although transparent to the over 100 million Artix players worldwide, UltimatePay will power their credit card and other payment transactions.
UltimatePay (the combination PayByCash 12 years of payment services experience and Spare Change leading social network micropayment platform) provides over 85 global payment methods including Credit card, PayPal, mobile, cash based, and the top selling Ultimate Game Card.  
“We selected PlaySpan as our main payment services provider based on its solid reputation and demonstrated expertise,” said Daniel Vasile, Business Development Manager of Artix Entertainment.  “UltimatePay provides a secure and easy purchase experience for our millions of players, enabling them to enjoy the fantastic members only content available in each of our games.” 
“Partnering with Artix and its terrific games is further tribute to the quality of PlaySpan products and its people.  We now have over 120 professionals focused on providing our partners and customers excellent products and service,” said Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO of PlaySpan. “We are thrilled that Artix selected our flagship product UltimatePay to help drive its business and we look forward to growing together.”


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