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[February 22, 2013]

Journey to the Amazon Rainforest to Raise Butterflies with Flutter™: Butterfly Sanctuary for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

Flutter™: Butterfly Sanctuary, a mobile game from DeNA Co., Ltd. and Runaway™ that takes players deep into a realistic rainforest environment to raise and collect butterflies from all over the world, is now available for iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and iPod touch. Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary is featured on DeNA's Mobage™ social games platform.

In Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary, the player cares for their own slice of beautiful, fragile rainforest as they raise butterflies through their fascinating, colorful life cycle. Each butterfly is a vibrant, artistically expressive depiction of a real life species with stunning wing patterns and unique behavioral characteristics. Players can collect endless varieties of brilliantly colored flora and fauna to attract new butterfly species into the forest and complete butterfly sets from all around the world. From chrysalis to caterpillar to butterfly, players foster these delicate creatures with pollen and help the rainforest thrive.

In creating Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary, the Runaway team spent days in the hot-house of their local museum's Tropical Forest to capture the authenticity of the butterflies and to ensure the underlying science of the butterflies' life cycle was correct. The resulting original graphical style recreates the reality of rainforest flora and fauna previously unseen in the gaming world. Additionally, the sound effects and audio in the game immerses players into a real-life lush rainforest ambience for an even deeper experience.

"It's our mission to create great games inspired by nature," said Tim Nixon, director at Runaway. "This area of focus gives us a huge world of wonder to draw upon for characters and stories, while still being able to craft a unique style and feel to our games. Flutter is our best work to date and it finds a wonderful balance between factual authenticity and the magic of gameplay."

Flutte: Butterfly Sanctuary is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at: http://moba.ge/fluttermobile

Game assets can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hh5lzx19kco7q0h/u9_kxfWo_j

Watch the game trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch v=qYBtk64VkDc

About DeNA

DeNA Co., Ltd. is a global Internet company focused on social game platform, social games, e-commerce and other Web services for mobile devices and PCs. DeNA's current flagship business is its mobile social games platform Mobage, which offers first-, second- and third-party games on multiple localized user networks across nations. The original Mobage network in Japan currently serves over 45 million registered users with nearly 2,000 titles. Founded in 1999 as a small startup in Tokyo, DeNA currently has over 2,100 employees worldwide working at offices and development studios across 11 countries and regions. The company generated annual sales of more than 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year ended March 2012. DeNA is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: dena.jp/intl.

About Mobage

The Mobage social games network and platform hosts over 80 first-party and third-party games that are available on the Apple App Store™ and Google (News - Alert) Play™. Mobage features chart-topping apps including Rage of Bahamut, Blood Brothers® and Ninja Royale®, casual games such as Zombie Farm® and Tiny Tower, licensed intellectual properties such as Marvel: War of Heroes, and core games such as Hellfire and Warriors of Odin. Mobage also hosts mobile social games in other languages via separate regional networks. Mobage offers developers access to a suite of features to enhance their development environment, including a payment API, production and marketing support and analytics tools. To learn more about Mobage, visit: http://mobage.com. For developers interested in publishing opportunities on Mobage, please visit: https://developer.mobage.com

About Runaway

A division of one of the world's greatest documentary film making companies, NHNZ, Runaway produces original social and mobile game experiences inspired by the incredible world around us. Visit Runaway at: http://www.runawayplay.com/


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