Miniclip.com Launches Global Search For Lead Character To Star In New Online Video Game - Sponsored by Buena Vista Home Entertainment

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Miniclip.com, the Internet’s largest online games developer and publisher, with 30 million game players, today launched a search for the Internet’s next ceb‘web’rity to star in a new game called Moon Shadow, http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/world-game-star/.

Miniclip.com, the Internet’s largest online games developer and publisher, with 30 million game players, today launched a search for the Internet’s next ceb‘web’rity to star in a new game called Moon Shadow, http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/world-game-star/.

The audition, the first of its kind, invites gamers to compete to be the star of the game, and $5,000 will be awarded to the most creative entry. All applicants must submit a reason why they should be the next world game star and a photo which displays their star qualities.

“All gamers love a good challenge and members on Miniclip are highly imaginative - we expect to see high-quality entries that will bring a new level of audience engagement to our upcoming game Moon Shadow,” said Robert Small, CEO Miniclip. "Miniclip has long been the largest website in online gaming and the most entertaining site on the Web and now we’re going to help make a Miniclip player the star of an original game.”

The successful candidate will be sketched by Miniclip game artists and will also have a close up on the game’s main screen. Players will get to control the character and compete in a series of undercover missions. The World Game Star audition will accept submissions from October 17 until December 31, 2006 and will launch Moon Shadow in early 2007.

The audition site, which is initially being sponsored by Buena Vista Home Entertainment while promoting the DVD release of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” is set up for people to easily submit their character for consideration. Applicants must be 13 years or older to enter.

Miniclip.com is an all-in-one, high-quality entertainment destination to play games and watch cartoons, and is the leading online gaming site with 30 million unique game players per month. This figure is according to Comscore Media Metrix, March, 2006. Miniclip.com is known by gamers ranging in ages from 13-29 around the world as being the place for quality, high bandwidth interactive entertainment.

About Miniclip.com

Miniclip.com is the world’s largest online games website with 30 million unique users per month – source Comscore Media Metrix, March, 2006. Miniclip.com games are the most played online games and are syndicated across more websites than any others. Miniclip.com games are extremely popular because they are fun, free, easy to use and include the full range from casual games to hard-core massive multiplayer games. Miniclip.com is one of the Internet’s top broadband websites with 98% of its users on high bandwidth connections. Miniclip.com was launched in 2001, has experienced explosive growth and is the largest website in private hands. Miniclip also won the prestigious 2006 Webby Peoples Voice Award, the "Oscars of the Internet" for the Internet’s best game site for the second consecutive year.

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