Lycos Asia and MOL In Strategic Gaming Co-operation (Khabal Gaming to Distribute Helbreath in Singapore)

Lycos Asia and MOL In Strategic Gaming Co-operation (Khabal Gaming to Distribute Helbreath in Singapore)

Kuala Lumpur February 25, 2003 – MOL AccessPortal Berhad, a top Malaysian Internet Media and E-Commerce company has announced a joint collaboration with Lycos Asia to distribute Helbreath, a Massively-Multiplayer Online Game in Singapore. MOL AccessPortal is the exclusive distributor of Helbreath Asia in the South East Asian region. MOL distributes online games through its network of over 12,100 CyberCafes in 196 countries.

Lycos Asia will be distributing its games through Khabal Gaming that is part of the Lycos Asia Network, a leading online portal in the region operated by Lycos Asia Limited. Khabal Gaming will be responsible for marketing, promoting and selling Helbreath in the Singapore gaming market.

“This collaboration will be a start to a long-term relationship with Lycos Asia. We see a huge potential in the South East Asian region for online gaming and will work together with Lycos Asia to capitalize on this opportunity,” said Mr Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Chief Executive Officer of MOL AccessPortal Bhd.

According to Mr. Ganesh Kumar Bangah, “Helbreath is a game developed by games developer and publisher Siementech Co. Ltd of Korea. Helbreath is one of Korea’s first online games that target an international audience of users. At present, it has attracted players from all over the world including Malaysia, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan. It has a total registered membership of 500,000 players with an estimated 100,000 of these players coming from South East Asia.”

Players enter the futuristic war torn land of Helbreath to fight all evil and restore peace in the land. The game features unique characters, creatures, and other life forms in colourful high quality 3-D and 2-D graphics. The game also has self-building characters, customising features such as gender, skin colour, hair colour, armour, weapons, and many other accessories.

Helbreath allows players to assume the ability to cast spells and magic, as well as attack monsters and enemies. Players can form their own guilds in the game. The game will be upgraded every now and then with periodical patch programmes.

Interested Singaporean gamers can visit http://helbreath.khabal.com for subscription to this game. As for Malaysian gamers, they can either visit http://www.helbreathasia.com or http://www.mol.com for subscription.

ABOUT KHABAL GAMING
Khabal Gaming, at http://www.khabal.com (Khabal Site), is a gaming portal that is wholly owned by Lycos Asia Limited that was formed in July 2001 by a group of tech-savvy creative gamers.
With more than 250,000 visitors a month, Khabal Gaming is Singapore’s leading gaming site for all the latest news, reviews, previews and trends in the gaming world. A vibrant online community of volunteers helps Khabal Gaming to keep the Khabal Site updated, lively and interesting 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This massive support from the online community has enabled Khabal Gaming to organize and run mega-events like the PC gaming segment of the Asia Consumer Electronics (ACE) expo in December 2001, and the World Cyber Games 2002 in Sept 2002.

ABOUT MOLACCESSPORTAL BERHAD
MOL AccessPortal Berhad is a subsidiary of MOL.com Berhad, a company listed on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE). MOL.com Berhad is a leading technology and Internet investment holding companies in Malaysia with strategic interests in both Malaysian and foreign Internet and technology companies. MOL AccessPortal is positioned as an Internet Media and e-Commerce powerhouse that leverages on a network of over 12,100 “click and mortar” outlets from 196 countries with collection of payments offline. MOL AccessPortal focuses its activities onto two main areas’ developing countries and the Generation Y age group, comprising of 15 to 30 years old, which are IT and Internet savvy. For more information on MOL AccessPortal, visit http://www.mol.com.

For more info please contact:
MOL AccessPortal Berhad
Halida Abu Bakar – halida@mol.com, 03-21483777
Aaron Gomez – aaron@mol.com, 03-21483777

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