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LiveJournal Launches Social Games

LiveJournal, Inc., a community-centered journaling platform with more than 21 million users worldwide, has announced the launch of social games on LiveJournal.com in partnership with i-Jet Media, a leading social games publisher and distribution network, headquartered in Ekaterinburg, Russia. LiveJournal will cater to its broad userbase by offering a select variety of high-quality multi-player games. Users will be able to play for free with existing friends and meet new friends through same-time interaction within the gaming console pages.

LiveJournal Users

“Many of our users are gamers, so we’re pleased that our users will now be able to enjoy their favorite social gaming activities without leaving LiveJournal,” said Anjelika Petrochenko, General Manager of LiveJournal, U.S. “This beta version of games is just a starting point for LiveJournal. We look forward to expanding upon this initial offering with a growing suite of social games to suit our users’ eclectic interests. Our users are smart, creative, and passionate, so our emphasis is on delivering unique and engaging games to ensure a delightful user experience.”

i-Jet Media

Founded in 2005, i-Jet Media (http://en.i-jet.ru/) is an innovative social gaming company. It works with top tier developers around the world to bring unusual and entertaining social games to a variety of social media platforms. As of today, 70 million Internet users play 70 social games published by i-Jet media in partnership with 40 game developers, which appear on 30 social networks around the world. The company is continually strengthening its business partnerships to broaden its presence internationally.

“We’re excited to be taking this giant step into the U.S. social media landscape,” said Alexey Kostarev, CEO and Co-founder of i-Jet Media. “We believe our unique take on social gaming will be very well received by LiveJournal users, who have a reputation for wanting differentiated social media experiences. Our mission is to bring compelling games that offer original twists on popular themes. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”

Games Launch

LiveJournal Games launched in beta on February 3, 2011, with a carefully-selected portfolio of games: “Farm Frenzy” by Alawar Entertainment, “Crazy Cars” by BigFoot Games, “Hospital” by Red Spell, and “City Gangs” by Taran Studio. New games will be added regularly, with future titles including “Trains” by Evolution and “Airport” by HappyCoders.

LiveJournal Games can be found at http://www.livejournal.com/games.

About LiveJournal Inc.

LiveJournal is a rich, social media platform that willfully blurs the lines between journaling and social networking. Since its inception in 1999, LiveJournal has evolved from a journaling network into a vibrant, community-driven destination site. LiveJournal users create and participate in tens of thousands of active communities covering a broad range of interests, from acting to zoology. Headquartered in San Francisco with executive offices in Moscow, LiveJournal has welcomed more than 21 million international accounts since its inception, with approximately 10 million in the U.S. and 4 million in Russia. For more information, please visit http://www.livejournalinc.com.

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