August 17, 2011 09:21 ET

Mojang Partners With Skrill to Extend International Payment Options

Leading independent studio works with Europe's leading online payment provider to increase international payment offering

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - Mojang the leading independent videogames studio has partnered with Skrill (Moneybookers) to operate their global online payment services. After the huge critical and commercial success of Minecraft, Mojang were keen to increase the scope of their global payment offering.

Minecraft has been a runaway success since its launch in 2009 and currently has 11,967,488 registered users of which 3,145,872 (over 26.28%) have bought the game.

The continued demand for the game from across the globe has lead Mojang to partner with Skrill, Europe's leading online payment provider, which has over 19 million account holders globally and gives access to over 100 payment options in over 200 countries and territories, processing in over 41 different currencies.

By partnering with Skrill, to control their online payment services, Mojang has been able to integrate all of Skrills global and local payment options including debit cards, credit card and the eWallet options. Mojang now see traffic from 112 countries across the globe showing the global appeal of Minecraft.

Daniel Kaplan, Business Developer at Mojang says "The global success of Minecraft even took us by surprise; we are committed to meeting the demands of the fans from across the world who want to download the game and start building.

"By partnering with Skrill we are able to accept payments from much further a field and take the game to new territories across the world by offering gamers numerous ways to pay for the game".

"It's an exciting time for games publishers as the global market goes from strength to strength," said Martin Ott, co-CEO of Skrill Holdings.

"However, for publishers to realize their true potential and generate maximum revenues, it's vital they can offer a truly reliable and secure payment option in multiple languages with local options. Our partnership with Mojang offers a highly cost effective, one stop shop payment solution allowing them to optimize their revenue streams and market to new and existing users."

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About Skrill

Skrill Holdings Ltd. operates, one of Europe's largest online payments systems and among the world's largest independent digital wallet providers with over nineteen million account holders. The digital wallet enables any customer to make online payments conveniently and securely without revealing personal financial data, as well as send and receive money online cost-effectively simply by using an email address. Moneybookers' worldwide payment network offers businesses access to direct payment processing via over 100 payment options in over 200 countries and territories through just one integration.

Founded in 2001, Moneybookers was the first e-money issuer to become authorised and regulated by the FSA. In 2007, Investcorp Technology Partners undertook the buyout of Moneybookers from its founders. Today more than 90,000 merchants are registered with, including global partners such as, Skype and Perfect World.

In February 2010 The Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track 100 league table ranked Moneybookers as the Number 1 fastest growing, private equity-backed firm in the UK based on profits.

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