The9 Limited Announces Software License Agreement with OpenFeint Inc.

2010-12-21 19:46 1214

SHANGHAI, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY) ("The9"), an online game operator and developer in China, announced today that it has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into an agreement with OpenFeint Inc. ("OpenFeint") for a five-year license to use OpenFeint's mobile social gaming network software in China.

The OpenFeint software is one of the most successful mobile social gaming network software for iOS and Android devices.  OpenFeint's developer SDK is a toolkit that can be integrated in any iOS and Android based game. More than 13,000 mobile game developers are registered to integrate OpenFeint's SDK into their games and there are over 50 million registered users and approximately 4,000 games in the Apple App Store and Google Market running on OpenFeint's platform.

By using OpenFeint's software, The9, along with its cooperating partners, including mobile telecommunication carriers, application shops, game developers and other participants, will build and operate a mobile social gaming network on mobile internet in China.

Mr. Jun Zhu, The9's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are very pleased to introduce OpenFeint's software to Chinese mobile game developers and users. As the world's leading social mobile gaming network software, OpenFeint's software combines both social networking and gaming features that have great potential for development in China. We believe that our mobile social gaming network in China can deliver to our users, fantastic contents and an overall exhilarating gaming experience."

About The9 Limited

The9 Limited is an online game operator and developer in China. The9's business is primarily focused on developing and operating high-quality games for online game market. The9 directly, or through affiliates, operates licensed MMORPGs and advanced casual games including Soul of The Ultimate Nation™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 2, Atlantica and Kingdom Heroes 2 Online, as well as its proprietary games World of Fighter and Winning Goal, in mainland China. It has also obtained exclusive licenses to operate other games in mainland China, including Free Realms, Planetside Next and others. In addition, The9 is developing various proprietary games, including Shen Xian Zhuan, FireFall and other MMORPGs and advanced causal games.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Phyllis Sai
Manager, Investor Relations
The9 Limited
Tel: +86 (21) 5172-9990

Source: The9 Limited
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