Arkadia Studios today announced a strategic partnership with Asia’s premier e-payment provider, MOL – Money Online. This follows the recent announcement from Entropia Universe platform provider MindArk PE AB, of its introduction of MOL as a payment provider.
‘We are very excited to have MOL as an Entropia Universe payment provider,’ says Arkadia Studios CEO David Dobson. ‘This enables MOL to move ahead with its plans to promote Planet Arkadia in Singapore and across Asia to its tens of millions of customers – people who already pay to play games online.’
MOL works with over 200 games publishers globally, leveraging a network of over 360,000 physical payment channels across the Asia Pacific region.
‘It is actually not that common for young people to have a credit card in many parts of Asia,’says Arkadia Studios Community Manager, Cyrus Chen. ‘As a result, there are many people who until now didn’t have a method of depositing into Arkadia. But with MOLPoints, that has changed.’
MOL customers currently use their local currency to buy MOL Points which can then be used with any of MOL’s 200 game partners.’ MOL handles over 60 million transactions per year, processing an annual payment volume of US $500 million,’ says Dobson, ‘so as a huge business, they are very well placed to promote Planet Arkadia to a large demographic who previously couldn’t really access it.’
As part of the agreement, MOL will be making limited edition Arkadia-themed MOL prepaid cards.
These will be distributed in December 2012 to over 750 touch points in Singapore including 711s, Cheers, Popular, Comics Connection and more.
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