Oink® Officially Becomes Online Payment Partner for Smilegate West, Inc.
–Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCQB: VPIG), provider of award-winning payment technology, Oink, today announced that it is live as a payment option for CrossFire, the world’s largest online free-to-play FPS.
“Smilegate West is excited to partner with Oink in order to provide players with a safe and secure alternative payment option when making purchases within CrossFire”
CrossFire is a massively popular online game published by Smilegate West, Inc. The game boasts fast-paced, light and intuitive combat mechanics reminiscent of retro military first person shooters. Its regular updates have kept gameplay fresh for hundreds of millions of players worldwide over the years, and features a massive selection of weapons, maps and modes.
“Smilegate West is excited to partner with Oink in order to provide players with a safe and secure alternative payment option when making purchases within CrossFire,” said Jason Kang, Associate Live Productions Manager of Smilegate West. “Oink will allow us to expand business opportunities with our titles, while at the same time, keeping fans’ transactions safe and secure.”
Oink is the only payment technology designed to allow retailers and game publishers to reach under 21 consumers in a safe, legal and effective manner compliant with the FTC and other international regulations. The innovative technology serves as a digital family wallet that is available online or via mobile and allows safe, secure transactions – all within parental controls.
“We’re excited to announce we are live as a payment option in CrossFire and expanding into other SGI titles,” said Dr. Jo Webber, CEO and Founder of Oink. “This is a great addition to our growing gaming portfolio. Oink has seen a rapid expansion in gaming and digital goods this past year.”
For information about Oink visit www.oink.com.
About Oink (Virtual Piggy, Inc.)
Virtual Piggy is the provider of Oink, a secure online and in-store teen wallet. Oink enables teens to manage and spend money within parental controls, while gaining valuable financial management skills. The technology company also delivers payment platforms designed for the Under 21 age group in the global market, and enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and similar international children’s privacy laws. The company, based in Hermosa Beach, CA, is on the Web at: www.oink.com and holds three technology patents, US Patent No. 8,762,230, 8,650,621 and 8,812,395.
About Smilegate West, Inc.
Smilegate West is the North American division of Smilegate Inc. and is a leading publisher of online and mobile games. Founded in 2006, Smilegate West’s mission is to provide unparalleled gaming experiences to its players in North America, South America and Latin America. Smilegate West currently publishes CrossFire, a free-to-play FPS game with the largest global user base, and Lost Saga through its proprietary online gaming portal, http://www.z8games.com.