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  Open-World Turn-Based MMO WAKFU Goes Into Open Beta
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Los AngelesAug. 14, 2014 Ankama today kicked off open beta for WAKFU, the turn-based massively multiplayer online game (MMO) set in the popular DOFUS universe, where players encounter vast possibilities to impact the game world with tactical, strategic and political decisions.  Online gamers can now enter the WAKFU open beta at, with the official launch and transition to free-to-play scheduled for later this month.

WAKFU is an open-world, turn-based MMO game developed by Ankama Group that compliments a rounded transmedia experience that includes animated television, video games and comic books. In the MMO, players find the WAKFU world in ruin following the cataclysm of Ogrest's Chaos. Using turn-based combat, players must strategize and work together to restore the world and defeat the most insidious creatures in the entire World of Twelve.

With vast possibilities to impact the game world, players craft their own magical adventure in WAKFU and make decisions that have far-reaching consequences. A unique political system allows players to create laws and initiate conflicts, shaping the environment with game-altering effects. Decisions also have a dramatic effect on the truly vibrant, living ecosystem of WAKFU. If too many animals are killed without a chance to reproduce, or too many plants harvested without resowing, they'll disappear forever.

“As we open the updated world of WAKFU to an even broader set of fans, we will continue to focus on the core and essence of our gameplay – the players,” said Olivier Comte, managing director and chief operating officer, Ankama Group. “In addition to a broad range of classes to suit varying tastes, colorful environments and our well-known sense of humor, WAKFU gives players a chance to impact the entire game world through their strategic and even political decisions.”

For more information about WAKFU, or to sign up and begin playing the game’s open beta, please visit


WAKFU is a cross-media experience comprising an animated series, online and console video games, and comic books. Each adventure is an original creation which can be lived separately, although exploring the brand through multiple media delivers a richer experience. WAKFU transports its fans into the same magical, humorous universe as DOFUS, while adding notions of ecology and citizenship. For more information, please visit the official WAKFU website at

About Ankama Group

Ankama is an independent French group working within the entertainment industry, which has based its growth on a trans-media strategy incorporating online games, publishing, animation, press, music, merchandise, toys, and video games for next generation consoles and mobile phones. Ankama develops its universe, the Krosmoz, which includes DOFUS and WAKFU, through these media to create a complete, narrative, immersive experience. Ankama also supports artists creating their own universes through screenplays, television programs, music albums, comic books and more.