MrDuz.com LLC Announces Virtual Sandbox

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Free Internet playground features games, puzzles, coloring pages and a monthly book club with no ads or surveys.

said Wellman. Free sample downloads of the books are available online at mrduz.com.

Springfield author, Patrick Wellman announced today the launch of MrDuz.com, a free internet game room designed specifically for children ages four and up. "MrDuz.com is a safe place for young children to play," said Wellman. "We keep the site free from outside links and advertising so that children won't accidentally find themselves roaming the World Wide Web. We like to think of the site as a virtual sandbox."

MrDuz.com (pronounced Mister Does" is supported by book sales featuring Mr. Duz, a character that always does the right thing. "At a time when media role models feature misbehaving brats and back talking adolescents, we created a character that makes good decisions and teaches common sense lessons," said Wellman. Free sample downloads of the books are available online at mrduz.com. "We give parents the opportunity to read the entire book before making their purchase," said Wellman. "We want parents to know that this is a safe and healthy product for maturing minds."

The website is the design of Precision Intermedia, a California based company, Patrick Wellman, the creator of Mr. Duz, and the book's illustrator, Sam Kagan, also of Northern California. Wellman, Kagan and Peter Kruger, of Precision Intermedia, formed the Missouri based company, MrDuz.com LLC in July and launched the website and the first Mr. Duz book (Mr. Duz Goes to the Dentist) on July 23, 2007. "There's always a few kinks in the system when launching a game site," said Wellman. "We wanted to work everything out before making the site public." Even without a formal announcement, the site received over twenty thousand hits during its first two weeks of operation. "We sent it out to friends who sent it out to their friends and it created a landslide from there."

The company's motto, "Mr. Duz always does the right thing," is represented in the games available on the website. "Children don't need a thousand games to choose from, they just need a few fun games that they can play over and over again," said Wellman. "We'll add games over time, but we want to keep it simple and fun. There are no losers at MrDuz.com."

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