INSTANT MESSAGING OF THE NEXT DIMENSION
Club Cooee Enters US Open Beta partnering with the Leading International Browser Game Portal Bigpoint.com and is Named AlwaysOn OnHollywood100 Winner
Kaiserslautern, Germany April 23, 2009 – Starting today, all doors are open to the free 3D-chatworld messenger Club Cooee (http://www.clubcooee.com) which is now in Open Beta for customers in the US. The ‘OnHollywood 100’ winner and ‘Red Herring 100 Global’ finalist, Cooee GmbH transfers all the possibilities of classical instant messaging into a lively and fascinating 3D online world running right on the user’s desktop. The customizable avatar not only enables users to chat with friends just like in any normal messenger, it also gives you the possibility to make new friends in Club Cooee and express your feelings with a multitude of animations like dancing, cheering or waving.
Club Cooee members have their own rooms that they can decorate according to their personal tastes also running seamless on the desktop. They can embed music, pictures and videos and turn their rooms into an individual multi-media chat environment. They can invite their friends and even make new ones there. Certain furniture objects can be used for direct links to favorite web sites, like the user’s facebook profile, or for a connection to a web radio station that directly broadcasts into the room. Users or partners can also easily integrate their rooms into their websites.
With low system requirements and a small 3 MB client, Club Cooee runs on almost every desktop computer or notebook. The application works with Windows Vista and Windows XP operationg systems. Even if the members are not actively taking part in the Cooee-universe, they are being informed about all activities by short messages and they are always available for their friends.
Club Cooee also announced today that it has been selected to the 2009 OnHollywood 100 List. The OnHollywood 100 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies in the media and entertainment industries. Club Cooee was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction. The OnHollywood 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.
The world’s biggest browser game portal, Bigpoint.com (http://www.bigpoint.com), belonging to the top-3 general gaming portals worldwide, is also convinced of the Club Cooee concept and has partnered with Club Cooee to provide its players with access to exclusive features. The new users coming from the Bigpoint online gaming-portal are always kept up-to-date by the user specific news-service integrated in Club Cooee. It provides the user with the latest news on their games and other exclusive or status information. Additionally, Club Cooee will offer its members the Bigpoint-Lobby as well as a shop exclusively created for Bigpoint.com. Apart from t-shirts, posters and logos for popular online-games such as ‘Seafight’ and ‘Darkorbit’ there is a great deal of fan paraphernalia for online game fans to buy. The user-avatars are equipped with an exclusive Bigpoint-outfit right from the very beginning. Bigpoint.com offers its products within Club Cooee’s lobby: In an environment that looks just like their favorite gaming-portal the users can exchange ideas and opinions about their latest gaming successes, chat, listen to music, look at pictures or get to know new people. The open beta has already begun in Europe and is now extended to the US market.
You can find more information, as well as the Club Cooee client itself on the official website http://www.clubcooee.com.
About cooee GmbH:
The international 3D chatworld messenger Club Cooee is offered by Cooee GmbH, which is situated in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The company was founded in October 2007 by Alexander Jorias and Ingo Frick together with Werner Bruckner and Markus Wiekenberg. Jorias and Frick, both veterans of 3D game development and founders of Massive Development, developed games classics such as “Archimedean Dynasty” and “AquaNox”. Cooee GmbH is financed by the venture capital company Aurelia Private Equity. More information and download of the lean Cooee-client are available on www.clubcooee.com.