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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

GoPets on Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft Casual Games and GoPets bring people, pets and games together in a global social networking experience

Whether they’re having another day at the office or enjoying downtime at home, members of the Windows Live™ Messenger network are just a click away from exploring a new virtual world as Microsoft® Casual Games partners with GoPets Ltd. to launch GoPets on Windows Live Messenger.

Inhabited by pets that owners create and customize, the virtual GoPets world on Windows Live Messenger offers environments to explore, casual games to play, groups to join and countless ways to express individuality. The relationship between Microsoft and GoPets Ltd. brings about the unique integration of a virtual world into an instant messaging (IM) service. GoPets is exclusively available now via IM to the Windows Live Messenger network in the United States, Australia, Japan and Korea, with expansion planned to more than 30 countries by the end of 2007.

About GoPets

GoPets Ltd. was established in Seoul, South Korea in 2004 and is a privately held company. GoPets, located at www.gopetslive.com, is a 3D virtual community of pets that interact with each other and other GoPets owners from around the world. Currently in an open beta phase in fifteen languages and eight territories around the world, GoPets recently surpassed 640,000 registered users. GoPets is free for a basic membership.

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