San Diego, CA – August 16, 2009 – Socialwise, Inc. (OTCBB:SCLW) today announced that its BillMyParents youth payment system has launched with the first two of five previously announced youth gaming partners. BillMyParents is going live with Artix Entertainment’s AdventureQuest Worlds (www.AQ.com), one of several web-based games owned by Artix Entertainment, and Gala-Net’s gPotato online games portal (www.gpotato.com). This marks the first time BillMyParents is available on third party sites. BillMyParents also expects to launch with Habbo, Outspark, and other yet-to-be announced online youth gaming sites in the near future. This launch with two significant youth gaming partners marks the beginning of the company’s multi-phased plan to quickly build a user base across multiple markets and establish BillMyParents as the leading youth payment system.
BillMyParents is now available to millions of gamers who play on Gala-Net’s gPotato online games and Artix Entertainment’s AdventureQuest Worlds. Teens and tweens can use BillMyParents to purchase virtual goods and virtual currency for game play upgrades inside Gala-Net’s gPotato online game portal and Artix Entertainment’s AdventureQuest Worlds’ virtual game worlds. The innovative BillMyParents payment system makes purchasing items an extremely simple process. Once a player has made their selection, BillMyParents sends an email notification to their parent, requesting approval of the purchase and completion of the transaction. The parent then has the option to deny their child’s request or to use a built-in chat function to ask for more information before making a final decision. To complete the transaction, the parent simply enters their payment information. The whole process can be completed within minutes without the teen ever gaining access to sensitive credit card details or other personal information.“This aggressive drive into the youth gaming market is the beginning of our multi-phase plan to quickly build a user base, which can be leveraged across multiple markets,” commented Jim Collas, CEO of Socialwise. “Launching with Gala-Net and Artix Entertainment is a key step that builds on our long term strategy to become the most convenient and secure payment option for youth oriented online games. This is the first of several integrations planned in the coming weeks with other partners that will expose BillMyParents to a large number of teens and tweens in the online gaming space.”