Biodroid - Leading Portuguese Game Developer Selects Virtual Piggy for Secure Payments

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Biodroid - Leading Portuguese Game Developer Selects Virtual Piggy for Secure Payments

Virtual Piggy Expands Into the Portuguese Games Market

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTC:VPIG) today announced that it has signed an agreement to provide its child safe transaction solution to Biodroid, one of Portugal's leading game developers.


Biodroid Entertainment based in Lisbon, Portugal, develops innovative video games on console and mobile devices with a global reach. Their Billabong Surf Trip game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad was nominated for IMGA's Best Sports Game.

"Biodroid Entertainment have for some time been investigating how best to safely monetize our global user base. We required a solution which would support multiple gaming platforms, languages and payment gateways. After an extensive search, Virtual Piggy was the only solution we could see in the market that addressed all our requirements," said Ricardo Flores Santos of Biodroid. "The simple action of integrating the Virtual Piggy solution negated many of the challenges of transacting with young consumers, such as COPPA compliance. Companies have steered clear of this age group simply because they have not integrated a solution such as Virtual Piggy."

"The international market is a key growth area for Virtual Piggy, as the demand for Virtual Piggy is global," said Dr. Jo Webber, Founder and CEO of Virtual Piggy. "We are excited to partner with Biodroid as our first game developer in Portugal to join our community."

About Virtual Piggy, Inc.

Virtual Piggy, Inc. is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment. 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. Virtual Piggy enables the Under 21 audience to play, transact and socialize in a secure online environment guided by parental permission, oversight and control. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com

About Biodroid

Biodroid Entertainment is a media entertainment company founded in 2007 focused on managing producing and distributing IP based on products. Located in Lisbon, Portugal, Biodroid Entertainment brings together a group of professionals with a wide range of backgrounds including telecommunications television animation and game development.

More at: www.biodroid-entertainment.com

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