SOURCE: Quepasa Corporation

Quepasa Corporation

April 19, 2011 10:22 ET

Quepasa Games Introduces Wonderful City, a New City Building Game Localized for Latin American Markets

Wonderful City Available for Play Today on Quepasa.com, With Orkut and Facebook Rollout Planned for May in Partnership With Mentez

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Quepasa Corporation (NYSE Amex: QPSA), creator and operator of Quepasa.com, the popular online social network and game platform for the Latino community, has introduced Wonderful City, a Latin American-themed city building game.

Developed by the company's Quepasa Games division, Wonderful City is available to play today as a beta version on Quepasa.com. The official launch is planned for May, and in partnership with Mentez, a leading social game publisher in Latin America, the game also will be launched on Orkut and Facebook.

"We're excited to introduce Wonderful City as the first social game developed by Quepasa Games, our new social game division formed by our acquisition of Brazil-based TechFront Studios in March," said Quepasa's CEO John Abbott. "As a developer, publisher, and distributor of social games, we can now command a greater proportion of the revenues associated with games published on our Quepasa.com platform, while also participating in additional revenues streams generated on other social networks, like Orkut and Facebook."

"We expect our new partnership with Mentez to accelerate the monetization of Wonderful City across these other networks, as Mentez has established a portfolio of popular games that already reaches more than 22 million active users weekly," added Abbott.

Mentez specializes in helping developers promote and monetize social games and other applications on social networks, particularly Orkut in Brazil, where it publishes four of the top five most popular games on the site.

Wonderful City offers many social networking gameplay features, including:

  • Sharing -- As you build your city-by-the-sea, you will be invited to share your creation and vision with your social network.
  • Quests -- By completing certain quests, you will receive rewards that allow you to grow your city and population.
  • Characters and Decorations -- Wonderful City incorporates regional and Latin American characters and ambiance in order to differentiate from other city building games.
  • Residences and Wonders -- Like all Latin cities, yours will contain localized residences (favelas) and wonders that are only found in cities-by-the-sea.

Explore the other fun features online at www.quepasa.com.

About Quepasa Corporation
Quepasa Corporation (NYSE Amex: QPSA) owns Quepasa.com, the leading online social network and game platform for the Latino community. Quepasa.com provides fun, interactive, and easy to use social tools, and rich multimedia content in English, Spanish and Portuguese to embrace Latinos everywhere, and empower them to connect online, compete in contests and games and share their interests, ideas, and activities. Quepasa is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida with offices in Miami, Los Angeles, Scottsdale, and Hermosillo, Mexico. For more information about the company, go to www.quepasacorp.com, or join for free at www.Quepasa.com.

About Mentez
Mentez is the leading social application publisher in Latin America. Mentez specializes in helping developers promote and monetize games and other social applications on social networks, most notably Orkut in Brazil. Mentez publishes four of the top five most popular games on Orkut. The company's portfolio of games reaches 22 million active users every week. Mentez has also formed relationships with major gaming companies in the US, Brazil, and China. Headquartered in Miami, Florida and Sao Paulo, Brazil with additional offices in China, South Africa and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit mentez.com.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including our belief that we are strongly positioned to capitalize on the rapid growth and monetization of social games throughout Latin America. Forward-looking statements can also be identified by words such as "targets", "expects", "believes", "anticipates", "intends", "may", "will", "plan", "continue", "forecast", "remains", "would", "should", and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, are not guarantees of future performance and involve assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. Actual performance and results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. We caution you therefore against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. They are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include competitive factors, our failure to develop and integrate the new games, and our members' usage of the games. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    E. Brian Harvey
    Vice President of Capital Markets and Investor Relations
    Quepasa Corporation
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