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  1. #1
    Nov 09 2010

    New Planet Announced - Planet Arkadia

    Hi Guys,

    I know this is late and most of you have gotten the news. Apologies! Didn't know EF was back up (sheeesh, what a lousy community manager) until Dave told me about it. He was wondering why I was posting our press release everywhere except EF.

    Oh, by the way, I'm Cyrus Chen, the Community Relations Manager for Planet Arkadia. Appreciate the support, encouragement and kind words received in the past week. On behalf of the team at Arkadia Studios, I'd like to say a big thank you to you. We'll continue to work hard and make sure the expectations on us will be justified when we finally launch Planet Arkadia.

    In the meantime, please do check out our website, facebook page, and youtube channel and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest information on Planet Arkadia. I'll be updating them regularly with new information when its available for release.



    Singapore game developer Arkadia Studios announced today that it has partnered with Swedish platform developer MindArk PE AB to create an exciting Treasure Hunting Planet. Planet Arkadia will be part of Entropia Universe, where it will be the first virtual Treasure Hunting environment.

    Participants will have the chance to search for treasure that has a real cash value and have the option to withdraw profits back to their real life bank account.

    Utilising the world class capabilities of the Entropia Platform, Arkadia’s new colonists will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the outstanding graphics of a 3D world, interact with their friends, hunt, mine and explore together, and be entrepreneurs as they take a real part in the building of the new world.

    Planet Arkadia CEO, David Dobson explains, “When colonists arrive, they will be able to explore Arkadia’s rich and intriguing history, and have the chance to become skilled treasure hunters, with ancient ruins to explore”.

    Arkadia Studios brings together an international team of experienced game developers from Malaysia, Singapore, India, Korea, Australia and the USA.

    “This experienced group of people who have worked in different studios around the world, all coming together, really adds to the creativity of the team,” says Dobson, “and I’m confident people are going to notice that.”

    Of note is Planet Arkadia’s partnership with world renowned concept artist Feng Zhu (best known for his concept work on movies: Transformers, Avatar, Star Wars Episode 3 and on games: Guild Wars and The Sims 3). Zhu has created some breathtaking concept art, and this forms the foundation of the cities and themes being developed.

    “David originally provided me general ideas on what he wanted,” says Zhu, “which are based on Eastern architecture, such as that of India, Mongolia, China, Thailand, these kinds of areas, that have very cool architecture, that’s rarely explored in the game industry.”

    Planet Arkadia is set to launch within the first half of 2011. People are able to visit the website at to follow the production and get involved in pre launch competitions. Three instalments of the back story are being released on the website today, and there will be regular updates right through to launch.

    About Planet Arkadia
    Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is based in Singapore and was founded in 2010. The company was formed to bring the virtual world of Planet Arkadia to life. Additional information about Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is available at

    About MindArk PE AB
    MindArk develops, operates, markets and provides Entropia Universe. MindArk is based in Gotenborg, Sweden and has 80 employees. Additional information about MindArk PE AB is available at
    ENTROPIA UNIVERSE® and MINDARK® are registered trademark of MindArk PE AB. MindArk supports and monitors the services and maintenance of the Entropia Universe platform.

    About Entropia Universe
    Entropia Universe was launched in January 2003 and has grown to more than 950,000 registered accounts from over 200 countries. It is the only virtual universe with a true Real Cash Economy (RCE). The currency, Project Entropia Dollars (PED), has a fixed exchange rate of 10:1 with the U.S. Dollar. The business model is unique as it is based on micropayments, meaning that the client software is free to download from the Internet, and there are no monthly subscription fees, thus Entropia Universe provides a way for new players to immediately start exploring without having to deposit money. Virtual funds acquired in Entropia Universe can easily be exchanged and then withdrawn into real-world funds. The business model has been very successful; The 2009 turnover of Entropia Universe topped $422,000,000 U.S. For more information, visit
    Entropia Universe © 2010 is created and owned by MindArk PE AB. All rights reserved.
    Last edited by Cyrus Chen; 11-09-2010 at 10:49.

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  3. #2
    Guardian Softhart's Avatar
    Oct 31 2010
    Hi Cyrus, Welcome to EF

    Born 11-24-2006

  4. #3
    Hatchling Majandi's Avatar
    Nov 06 2010
    Hey Cyrus! Just have watched your video at Youtube. Looks like we have a promising GM here! And cute BTW..

    Welcome to the family! x3

  5. #4
    Provider Mikass's Avatar
    Nov 01 2010
    Let`s hope Ozi has mercy on you.

    Nice job posting the press release on the various Entropia localized forums. Should be a first in terms of Entropia marketing.
    Last edited by Mikass; 11-10-2010 at 06:40.

  6. #5
    EntropiaForum Owner/Admin 711's Avatar
    Aug 31 2006
    Greetings Cyrus, and welcome to EntropiaForum.

    I have added a dedicated forum section for Planet Arkadia:

    Your Planet Arkadia project seems to have the potential to be a very interesting and exciting place to visit. I'm looking forward to exploring once it is launched.

    Please feel free to contact me via private message if you have any ideas or special requests related to the Planet Arkadia section here on EF.

    Best of luck developing Arkadia!

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    Mature toecutter's Avatar
    Nov 03 2010
    F.O.M.A Alpha East, 8H

    Thumbs Up

    Planet Arkadia looks really promising! Good job so far with your excellent site and the youtube info vids you guys share!

  8. #7
    Nov 09 2010
    Hey guys, thanks for the welcome!

    I'd definitely need and want your feedback on the things we're doing right and not so right. Please feel share with me your thoughts, anytime.

    711 - Appreciate the gesture of creating a new section for us. Hehe. Its always special when we get our own section.

  9. #8
    Hatchling Obi kent Salvador's Avatar
    Nov 10 2010
    very nice! will be very intresting to visiting


  10. #9
    Nov 12 2010
    excited to see how this planet unfolds. welcome to the universe, guys.

  11. #10
    Nov 12 2010
    i also wonder how this "treasure hunting" will go.... if done right it could be cool and amazing


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