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


9th May 2014: Here Be Monsters, the iOS MMO from UK games developers Gamesys, has celebrated its first community wedding with Lisa and Chris of Olympia near Seattle tying the knot.

The game started life on Facebook where Lisa and Chris met in the fan-run guild The Mudskippers.

“We both play Here Be Monsters and became friends last summer though we lived several hundred miles apart,” the couple said.  “We will always be grateful to the makers of Here Be Monsters for creating the virtual world in which we met.”

To celebrate the big day, Gamesys commissioned a Here Be Monsters themed cake from legendary Seattle bakery The Sweet Side complete with their favourite imagery from the game and  their avatars in pride of place as cake toppers. 

Michael Heywood, Executive Producer of Here Be Monsters is delighted for the couple. “Everybody on the Here Be Monsters team sends a huge congratulations to Lisa and Chris on their wedding! Seeing players form real communities and relationships in the game makes us all very proud, and we're very glad to have played a small part in their happiness.”

Here Be Monsters is available now on iPad for free.


About Here Be Monsters:

A game for lovers of Animal Crossing, Pokémon and Farmville, Here Be Monsters is a gloriously detailed game with 1,000s of hand drawn assets and where the whole globe is the setting for your adventure. 

As a trapper for the Ministry of Monsters, it’s up to you to catch the infected creatures and cure them. Build up your homestead and hone your crafting, find the best bait and travel the world to collect an almanac of over 100 monsters on your quest to become a top trapper!

About Gamesys:

Consistently ranked in the Times Tech 100, Gamesys have had tremendous success in the social casino arena since they launched in 2001. Partnerships with The Sun, Newscorp, Caesars as well as acquisitions including Virgin games in 2009 and smash hit titles like Jackpot Joy.

Gamesys have expanded beyond the UK with offices in Sweden and Spain with games like Jackpot Joy being localised in Italy and Sweden. Most recently, due to the relaxation of New Jersey online gambling laws, they opened their first office in the States.