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What if you stepped into a new life on a distant planet, where every item had a real-life value? Do you dream of starting over? Do you dream of a world of abundance? Planet Arkadia is more than a game. It’s as REAL as the money in your wallet. Create your virtual avatar and get started! You can be whoever you want to be! And stand a chance to WIN virtual GUNNAR Optiks eyewear!

San Diego – 03/20/2013 – Arkadia Studios partners with GUNNAR Optiks to create virtual gaming eyewear

Arkadia Studios and GUNNAR Optiks have partnered to bring a real world piece of gaming equipment to life in the virtual world of Planet Arkadia. A 3D version of GUNNAR’s Vayper Onyx will be available to colonists on Planet Arkadia from March 2013.

‘Lucky Arkadians will win both the in-game version and the real life version of these gaming glasses from GUNNAR,’ says Arkadia Studios Community Manager, Cyrus Chen. ‘This is seriously classy eyewear, and I know plenty of players who are going to be excited to see their avatars wearing them – not to mention being able to protect their eyes in real life with the latest gaming tech.’

Arkadia and GUNNAR will be making 18 Vayper Onyx sets available to random active participants with Planet Arkadia’s next update, scheduled for early March.

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‘This is the update we and our players have been waiting for,’ says Arkadia Studios CEO David Dobson. ‘There is an enormous amount of content being added which will create a lot of opportunities for players, even those who are new to the game. Our partnership with GUNNAR Optiks comes at the perfect time, and the chance to win these glasses is another great reason to get in and see what this virtual life is all about.’

GUNNARs are high tech computer eyewear, designed to protect, enhance and optimize your vision. According to Nathaniel Pope, International Sales & Marketing Manager, GUNNARS increase contrast, comfort and focus while minimizing eye fatigue and visual stress for anyone who spends long hours viewing digital screens. GUNNAR eyewear is powered by i-AMP lens technology comprised of a proprietary lens material in an advanced geometry tuned for intermediate viewing distance and finished with custom formulated lens filters, tints and coatings. “We are pleased to offer a visual upgrade to the colonists of Planet Arkadia,” says Nathaniel, “that will allow them to stay focused and keep their eyes on the game.”

Anyone interested in trying to win a set of these glasses simply needs to visit, download Planet Arkadia for free, create their avatar and get active in the game!

Colonists achieving “global” loots in hunting, mining and crafting during March, April and May 2013 will earn entries into the random draw.

Further information about GUNNAR can be found at where you can shop directly for the eyewear that suits your needs.

There is also plenty of information available at, the official forum of Planet Arkadia.

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About GUNNAR Optiks
Founded in 2005, GUNNAR Optiks, LLC designs and engineers computer and gaming eyewear to protect and enhance vision using revolutionary lens technology. GUNNAR introduced the Technology Eyewear category in 2008 and pioneered ergonomically correct eyewear to reduce eye strain and fatigue associated with long-term viewing of digital screens. GUNNAR also offers non-polarized outdoor eyewear engineered for digital viewing in bright light and outdoor applications.

GUNNAR is a privately held company headquartered in Carlsbad, California. Investors include Peter Thiel, 50 Cent, Carl Zeiss Vision and Monster, Inc., among others. For more information, visit

About Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd
Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is based in Singapore and was founded in 2010 to bring the virtual world of Planet Arkadia to life. Planet Arkadia was launched ten months later and has quickly become one of the most popular planets in Entropia Universe.

For more information on Planet Arkadia please go to the website at

About Entropia Universe AB
Entropia Universe is the largest Real Cash Economy Massively Multiplayer Online Game in the world. Entropia Universe offers players the ability to participate in a virtual world where they have no monthly costs. Its innovative real money economy uses a virtual currency which has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. This allows players to deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on any virtual planet or in the real world. Entropia Universe uses a state of the art graphics engine to deliver the highest quality visuals in an MMO today.

For more information on Entropia Universe please go to the website at

About MindArk
Based in Gothenburg Sweden, MindArk is one of the city’s largest video game publishers contributing to the thriving development community. As the publisher of Entropia Universe, a game space that encompasses multiple planet partners, each with their own unique setting and gameplay style, MindArk focuses on the development and maintenance of the platform. This allows other companies to create unique content for their planets in the game universe and provides an environment in which a real cash economy can flourish.

For more information on MindArk please go to the website at


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