Champions Online Partners with Lolapps for mini-game

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Cryptic Studios, developers of Champions Online and Star Trek Online, announced today the availability of a Champions Online mini-game for Facebook. The veteran MMORPG developer has partnered with Lolapps, one of the fastest growing social gaming companies to create a compelling Facebook-driven adventure within the world of Champions Online.


The Champions Online mini-game expands upon the story told within Champions Online, giving players a view into the events leading up to the alien Qularr attack on Millennium City. By working with Lolapps, creator of games such as Yakuza Lords and Diva Life, Cryptic Studios intends to introduce a broader audience of Facebook users to Champions Online.
“This is a great way for us to reach a new audience and introduce them to Champions Online,” said John Needham, CEO, Cryptic Studios. “The team at Lolapps has created a fun new adventure that dives into some of the back story of the Champions Universe and we’re very excited and happy to see their efforts go live.”

“We’re excited to be working with Cryptic Studios – Champions Online for Facebook is a richly detailed game that provides a unique, immersive experience for players,” said Kavin Stewart, CEO and co-founder of Lolapps. “Our goal is to continue working with partners such as Cryptic to create social gaming experiences that introduce their IPs and games to new audiences through social networks like Facebook.”

In the Champions Online Facebook mini-game, players will fight against a number of classic Champions villains and discover the origins and goals of the mysterious Sinister Syndicate.

To learn more about the Champions Online Facebook mini-game, please visit:
http://apps.facebook.com/championsonline

ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS
Based in Los Gatos, CA, Cryptic Studios is a leading developer of massively multiplayer online games committed to delivering the next level of MMO gameplay. Cryptic develops AAA titles for PC and consoles, including Star Trek Online and Champions Online. For more information about Cryptic Studios, please visit the official website at:
www.crypticstudios.com

ABOUT Lolapps
With over 40 million active users per month, Lolapps is one of the fastest growing social gaming companies, accounting for the largest network of social games and applications on Facebook. Backed by Polaris Venture Partners, Lolapps was founded in 2008 and is based in San Francisco. Since its public debut in April 2009, Lolapps has harnessed its viral expertise with its quiz, gift and game creator platforms to provide user-generated, customizable applications and most recently, the development of social games including titles such as Yakuza Lords, Diva Life and Band of Heroes. For more information, check us out at: www.lolapps.com
ABOUT ATARI, SA
Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone).  Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Atari London Studio, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic owned game franchises (Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Lunar Lander), original owned franchises (Test Drive, Backyard Sports, Deer Hunter), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters, Project Runway, Dungeons and Dragons).