Miniclip Announces Finalists in Global Search for Lead Character to Star in New Online Game

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Miniclip.com, the Internet's largest online games website, with 34 million game players, today announced the top 10 finalists in their global search for the Internet's next ce'web'rity to star in a new game called Moon Shadow. http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/world-game-star/finalists.php

Miniclip.com, the Internet's largest online games website, with 34 million game players, today announced the top 10 finalists in their global search for the Internet's next ce'web'rity to star in a new game called Moon Shadow. http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/world-game-star/finalists.php

The audition, the first of its kind, received more than 80,000 entries from game players all over the world who wanted to become the star of the new game, as well as earn the $5,000 cash pot that will be awarded to the final game star. All applicants submitted a reason why they should be the next world game star along with a photo which displays their star qualities.

"Miniclip has long been the largest website in online gaming and one of the most entertaining sites on the Web, and we're thrilled to be making a Miniclip user the star in our new and original game," said Robert Small, CEO Miniclip. "Our members are highly imaginative so we were expecting to see the level of high-quality entries we're announcing today."

The top ten finalists from the global search are from the USA, United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Israel, Bulgaria, and Canada.

"I entered because I have spent the past few years watching my son play online games and before that I watched my brother play them," said Kerstine Clarke, a finalist from Bromley, UK. "I decided it was my turn to play and even better possibly be the STAR of the game."

The lucky new game star will be sketched and animated by Miniclip game artists and will have a close-up on the game's main screen. Players will get to control the winner's character throughout the game and compete in a series of undercover missions.

The main audition was sponsored by Buena Vista Home Entertainment while promoting the DVD release of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," accepted submissions from gamers 13 years and older from October 17 until December 31, 2006.

Miniclip.com is an all-in-one, high-quality entertainment destination to play online games, participate in virtual communities and watch cartoons. 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.

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Miniclip.com is the world's largest online games website with 34 million unique users per month - Google Analytics Dec 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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