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ChangYou.com (US) Inc., a leading developer and operator of online games and a subsidiary of ChangYou.com, Ltd., today announced they have signed an agreement with BOKU Inc, the global leader in online mobile payments, to integrate their mobile payment system into ChangYou’s games. BOKU’s service allows players to purchase virtual goods quickly and safely, even if they don’t have a credit card or a bank account.
“BOKU clearly understands the gaming market,” said Dirk Metzger, Vice President of Publishing at ChangYou.com (US) Inc. “It’s important to us that transactions for virtual goods be as seamless and as safe as possible for our customers, and as such BOKU’s system is a great fit for our needs.
“ChangYou is enjoying tremendous success in China, and we look forward to partnering with them to help monetize their business as they expand globally.” Said Kurt Davis, VP of Business Development at BOKU Inc. “ChangYou will be a great partner for BOKU as they grow the free to play MMORPG market here in the United States. They provide gamers with a world of excellent gameplay, and we give their players around the world the easiest and safest way to pay for ChangYou virtual tokens via mobile payments.”
ChangYou’s current slate of North American games, Zentia and Dragon Oath, have each been updated with the BOKU system, and it will be integrated into future releases going forward.
About ChangYou.com (US)
ChangYou.com (US) is a publishing subsidiary of ChangYou.com, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU). Originally started as the MMORPG business unit of Sohu.com in 2003, ChangYou.com became a separate, stand-alone company in Dec, 2007. As a leading developer and operator of online games in China, ChangYou.com has launched three free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing games in North America: Blade Wars, Dragon Oath and Zentia.
BOKU is the global leader in online payments, allowing consumers to purchase goods and services with their wireless number, and charge to their mobile operator bill. BOKU brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together on the web, creating a trusted, accessible market for consumers, merchants and carriers alike. Based in San Francisco with offices in Europe and Asia, BOKU reaches over 3 billion consumers worldwide. With localization and support in 32 languages, BOKU operates in 65 countries, across 240 carriers globally. Leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists fund BOKU including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures.For more information visit: www.boku.com.