ExentÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â ASUS, a leading innovator in personal computing products, have partnered to bring hit PC casual games to users of ASUS’ @vibe entertainment platform.Ã‚Â Featuring hundreds of full version, premium downloadable games from Exent’s free ad-supported game service, the preinstalledÃ‚Â FreeRide GamesÃ‚Â app will be featured on a range of ASUS PC’s that include the EeePC, ZENBOOK, N and U series product lines.
FreeRide Games promises to greatly enhance the @vibe entertainment offering, which provides ASUS hardware users access to a wealth of engaging value added digital content such as music, videos, games, magazines and e-books. With the addition of FreeRide Games, users will now be able to enjoy unlimited play of the best full version casual games for free thanks to Exent’s ad-supported business model.
Unlike other “try-buy” game services where users are limited to 60 minutes of play as part of a trial, Ã‚Â FreeRide Games will offer @vibe usersÃ‚Â unlimited access and play of the full-versionÃ‚Â of the most popular casual game titlesÃ‚Â such as Diner Dash, The Treasures ofÃ‚Â Montezuma, The Secret of Margrave Manor and Build-a-lot series, for free. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Whereas “try-buy” model games typically convert 1% of consumers to purchase on average, Exent’sÃ‚Â previously released revenue calculationsÃ‚Â demonstrate that the ad-supported model for PC game distribution generates three to seven times the revenue of the traditional “try-buy” model.Ã‚Â As a result, @vibe users will enjoy unlimited, free gameplay while ASUS reaps the benefit of significantly increased revenue.
“ASUS believes in bringing a variety of content to our consumers and the FreeRide Games service will be a valuable addition to the @vibe family,” notedÃ‚Â Vira Chang, the Head of eBusiness Service Dept., ASUS.Ã‚Â “Additionally, we are encouraged by the increased revenue potential the addition of FreeRide Games represents.”
The partnership with ASUS solidifies Exent’s leadership position as the premiere Games on Demand provider for consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide.Ã‚Â Leveraging the company’s years of experience integrating with large corporate systems, Exent’s Games on Demand solutions deliver value added content and new revenue streams for major OEMs.
“Exent’s goal is to empower OEMs by offering customizable Games on Demand solutions to their end users through multiple business models,” notedÃ‚Â Kobi Edelstein, GM/Owned Game Services, Exent.Ã‚Â “We look forward to working with ASUS to bring the best PC casual games to @vibe users for free through our FreeRide Games service.”