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  DOFUS celebrates its 10th anniversary
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09/05/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Roubaix, France – 05 September 2014 – Famous online game DOFUS celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. Ankama is organizing a big contest in honor of the occasion. The publisher is also launching a program designed to reward the loyalty of players and a new game mode, presenting a high challenge.

Launched in September 2004, DOFUS is one of the few massively online role playing games created back then still in operation and still being updated and developed. Today, it has 2.5 million active players each month, spread over 150 countries, and it has been adapted into comic books, an animated TV series, board games… A full-length movie, DOFUS - Book 1: Julith, is also in production.

With ten years of existence and so many fans, Ankama had to elaborate a program rewarding its most loyal players: the veteran rewards , implemented at the end of September. For every year of subscription, the player will get 5 gifts; the system is both retroactive and cumulative. No matter how long and how many times the player has interrupted his subscription, they will still be rewarded. So, some players will receive as many as 50 gifts (such as emotes, sets, petmounts, and pets) this month. More details on the dedicated page.

In addition to the veteran rewards, players will also be able to win items designed specifically for this anniversary via a big contest, taking place from September 11 th to October 16 th 2014. It will put to the test the knowledge of the players while doing a retrospective of the past ten years with anecdotes and other information, which will all form a timeline.

A new game mode is launched on the Epic Server: death there is permanent when the character dies in a battle against a monster (but not when fighting another player). At the end of September, players will also tread upon a new Divine Dimension, Xelorium, home of the God who controls time.  On the menu: new dungeons, new quests, new monsters and new items.

DOFUS has reached a large audience over the past ten years, but Ankama does not intend to stop there. A streaming version of the game is under development. It will be playable by everyone later in September.


About ANKAMA

Ankama is an independent French group and a leader in the entertainment industry that builds its development around a trans-media strategy: online games, animation, publishing, press, merchandise, toys, games for consoles and mobile devices. Ankama develops its universes through all these media to create a complete and immersive narrative experience. www.ankama-group.com ;

About DOFUS

DOFUS is an MMORPG set in a vast, colorful universe loaded with enchanting characters and thrilling encounters. With its vivid, anime-inspired art and comprehensive yet accessible gameplay systems, DOFUS is a perfect game for MMORPG newcomers and seasoned players alike. For more information, visit the official website:  www.dofus.com ;


Florence Di Ruocco

Press officer

fdiruocco@ankama.com