LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Oink (OTCQB:VPIG) today announced that it has partnered with Ubisoft and a number of video game companies with online, current and next generation payment solutions. In addition to Ubisoft, Oink has agreed to deals with the following gaming companies: OnNet, Woozworld, WarGaming, Crytek, and Fantage. Oink is also working with BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. to make their popular mobile content such as the PAC-MAN titles available to the Oink audience. Oink is the award-winning payment technology for families and teens provided by Virtual Piggy, Inc. and issued the announcements to coincide with the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2014 (Oink will be at booth number 5735 in the West Hall).
With all these deals, Oink will be the official payment option for teens when it comes to purchasing games, additional gameplay and downloadable content for console, PC, wireless and mobile games. In addition, Oink announced that it will be rolling out game-specific deals in Q3 and Q4 of this year.
"Oink is an excellent service for teenage gamers and their parents, allowing an incredible combination of freedom and safety," said Chris Early, Vice President of Digital Publishing, Ubisoft. “We value the people who play our games and feel that Oink brings them an unprecedented safety net, allowing them to play some of our online games freely.”
Oink’s announcements at E3 highlight a very busy year as the company continues to grow and diversify in all areas, including deals with the Discover Network, LiveGamer, World Pay, and GlobalCollect. In addition, the company achieved a very important milestone earlier this year by reaching over one million consumers worldwide.
“It has been an incredible year for the momentum of Oink and the companies that we have partnered with, ending the mystery of online payment for teens and their parents alike,” said Dr. Jo Webber, CEO & Founder of Oink. “We feel that our technology is perfect for the video game industry and are confident that our partners will be able to bring a one-of-a-kind security and payment experience to their large fanbases.”
Oink is the only payment technology designed to allow retailers and game publishers to reach under age 21 consumers in a safe, legal and effective manner compliant with the FTC and other international regulations. This innovative technology serves as a digital family wallet that is available online or via mobile devices and allows safe, secure transactions – all within parental controls.
For information about Oink visit www.oink.com.
About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy is the provider of Oink, the first e-commerce solution that empowers Under 21’s to manage and spend money within parental controls. The service also allows parents to teach financial management through the use of a secure family wallet. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 21 age group in the global online market, and also 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 is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com.
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