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GoPets Ltd. Announces GoPets Games Platform Enabling Third-Party Developers to Profit From Its Worldwide Online Presence

GoPets Ltd. Announces GoPets Games Platform Enabling Third-Party Developers to Profit From Its Worldwide Online Presence

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/06/06 -- Red Herring Top Asian Company 2006, GoPets Ltd., today announced the launch of the GoPets Games Platform for Third-Party Developers.

GoPets is a virtual community of interactive 3D pets that roam freely across the Internet, visiting the desktops of community members around the world to socialize, play games, and have fun. As the first truly global online social network, GoPets promotes friendship across borders. Pets and their surroundings can be customized with the thousands of items available for purchase in the site's digital stores.

One thing that GoPets and their owners love to do is play games. With this in mind, GoPets has launched its GoPets Games Platform, which enables third-party developers to create or adapt games and applications for the GoPets audience and to utilize GoPets' economic and community features.

Chris Bradfield, GoPets' Vice President of Operations, and the key driver behind the Platform's release, stated: "The GoPets Games Platform represents a fantastic opportunity for third-party developers to generate significant revenues from the GoPets community by utilizing our proven localization pipeline, global billing solutions, and worldwide distribution network."

A number of leading companies, including ThwartPoker Inc., are already working with GoPets on integrating games with the Platform. Daniel Pfeiffer, Co-Founder of ThwartPoker Inc., commented "We're thrilled to be working with GoPets. Their platform gives us immediate access to markets in Asia and brings the excitement of 'All-Skill' poker to a whole new user base."

GoPets is keen to hear from developers who want to find out more about using the GoPets Games Platform with their own titles. The company is exhibiting at the Austin Game Conference until September 8, 2006.

About GoPets Ltd:

GoPets Ltd. was established in Seoul, South Korea in 2004. Currently in an open beta phase in fifteen languages and eight territories around the world, GoPets recently surpassed the 400,000 registered user mark, with numbers set to grow explosively in the coming months thanks to major marketing partnerships and promotional activities. To learn more about GoPets Ltd., visit www.gopets.net.

About ThwartPoker Inc.:

ThwartPoker Inc. is a developer, publisher, and distributor of interactive strategy card games. The company made gaming history in 2004 when it introduced the next evolution of traditional poker, made possible by patented software that replaces the random aspects of poker with skill and strategy. Because ThwartPoker games are skill-based, they do not violate U.S. federal gaming law. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about ThwartPoker Inc., visit www.thwartpoker.com.

Interested companies should contact:

GoPets Ltd.:
Media Contact
Priya Kumar Bradfield
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ThwartPoker Inc.:
Media Contact
Arthur Jonath
650-851-8852
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