SOURCE: Meez

Meez

February 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Meez Brings 3D Social Entertainment to iPhone, iPad and Android

With Launch of MeezNation, Users Can Now Access the 3D Social Entertainment Service on Any Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - Meez, the most engaging social entertainment destination for teens and young adults online, today announced that it has extended its service to the iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone and tablet platforms with the launch of MeezNation. A multi-platform virtual community that features personalized avatars, social worlds, games, virtual currency, achievements, music and video, MeezNation brings a proven user monetization model to the rapidly growing mobile and tablet marketplace and is the first step in a multi-platform strategy that includes GoogleTV and Xbox Live, in addition to current integrations with Facebook and MySpace.

Available next week in the Android Market and next month in the iTunes App Store, MeezNation is easy-to-use and aimed at a mainstream, PG-13 audience. New users or any of Meez's 15 million registered users can easily access a rich social world that includes 3D chat, games and media sharing. Going deeper into MeezNation, users will find a detailed user profile page with advanced avatar creation tools, messaging inbox, activity feeds, friends' status updates, a storefront for purchasing in-app animations, virtual currency and virtual items.

MeezNation also features an open mobile games platform for games developers, giving users access to first and third-party social games. It provides in-game support for avatars, allowing users to play games with their own avatar as the in-game hero and to challenge their online friends to compete head-to-head and earn currency and awards. The MeezNation open games platform supports Flash, Unity and Java.

"We've seen tremendous success to date in delivering a compelling social entertainment and gaming experience supported by a rich layer of monetization tools," said John Cahill, CEO of Meez. "MeezNation is the first step in directly addressing how users are accessing content, games and brands -- from anywhere and on any device. We look forward to expanding the number of platforms we reach Meez users with and to giving game developers more access to Meez users, wherever they are."

MeezNation monetizes much like an MMO with virtual items and VIP subscription sales, in-world advertising and brand sponsorship and mobile content monetization. The service gives third party developers the ability to reach highly engaged users with games that are highly discoverable and easy to share.

About Meez
Meez is a fast-growing social entertainment destination for teens and young adults that combines a rich 3D world with social games and social networking. Available online and on the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, Meez connects its 15 million users to one another and to the brands they care about. A top five website for engagement, Meez gives advertisers entry to a uniquely targeted, predominantly U.S. consumer audience. Users can join Meez for free, through its ad-supported service, or through a paid subscription. Its virtual economy, based on the Meez virtual currency "Coinz," allows users to purchase virtual goods and premium, branded items, send gifts and gain entrance to exclusive neighborhoods. Based in San Francisco, CA, Meez is backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Draper & Associates and Transcosmos, Inc.

For more information, visit www.meez.com.

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