[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
A brand new social networking platform designed specifically for
video gaming has launched at
www.pixwoo.com and its creators are inviting UK
manufacturers, publishers and developers to get involved.
The site is the brainchild of Pixwoo CEO Pascal Vielhescaze and
has been created to give everyone, from hardware manufacturers,
publishers and developers, to social and casual gamers, a common
platform for sharing their passion for games.
“Generic social networking platforms are fantastic for
keeping in touch with friends and family, but do you really feel
comfortable waxing lyrical about reaching level 85 in Guild Wars
knowing that your boss is reading your updates? No. And
that’s why big isn’t necessarily better when it comes
to social networking. What is important is common interest –
whether that’s gaming, or bird watching, or movies –
and the ability to speak passionately without prejudice.”
With user targets of several hundred thousand within 12 months,
Pixwoo is also a potentially fantastic promotional tool for the
industry and Pixwoo is inviting UK organisations to become founding
partners (this is free of charge).
“Being a partner allows organisations to set up a
professional page on Pixwoo, claim ownership of games pages,
communicate officially as the game master or yourself, and message
the games’ fans directly. Partners also have comeback if they
believe a user is posting offensive or illegal comments in relation
to them or their IP. It also gives you the opportunity to reach
thousands of gamers for free.
“But we appreciate how busy everyone’s lives are at
the moment, so to alleviate the pressure we’re proposing to
set up and run professional pages and games pages for UK partners
for the first three months absolutely free of charge.”
To become a partner, or for media information, please contact
Charlotte Le Rougetel at Bastion on 020 7421 7600,
Pascal is available for interviews - by email, phone or face to
face. Just ask!