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InstantAction Announces Game Development Initiative in Korea

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 02:56

SEOUL, Korea and Eugene, Oregon – October 30, 2008 – InstantAction, the website for gamers that combines the intensity of videogames with the accessibility of the web, wants to find the best and the brightest in the game development community in Korea. The company announced today a business initiative that could land a game developer a lucrative publishing contract for InstantAction.com.

“Korean game developers are among the best in the world and this initiative is an important way for us to find our first partner in this crucial market,” said Andy Yang, General Manager of InstantAction. “Our goal is to bring the world’s best games to our rapidly growing global community of gamers and tapping the creativity and talent of the Korean market is one large step towards fulfilling that vision.”

The winning game, which will be selected in early 2009, would be published on InstantAction.com. Using GarageGames' industry-leading game development tools, InstantAction.com, now in public beta, provides compelling original action games through a standard web browser.

News of InstantAction’s developer contest in Korea comes as IAC continues to expand its global presence throughout Asia and Europe.  New and recent international initiatives, designed to help give consumers around the world access to the online content, products and services offered by the IAC family of internet brands, include:

•    The launch of ServiceMagic Europe through acquisition and investment in Travaux.com, the largest French website for consumer information and home improvements;123Devis.com, a leading French lead generation platform; and 123GetAQuote.com, a leading UK lead generation platform;
•    The acquisition of Girlsense in Israel to extend share of voice in IAC’s teen product portfolio; and
•    New product launches, feature enhancements and global partnerships at Match.com Japan… catapulting Match Japan into becoming the leader in online dating in Japan.

For more information about developer submission rules and requirements, please visit www.instantaction.com/contest

About InstantAction
InstantAction is a website for gamers that combines the best of today’s videogame consoles with the best offerings on the Internet. The company draws from the intensity and functionality of videogames and the accessibility and reach of the web. InstantAction's initial portfolio of original games range from high-profile studios to newly discovered game development talent. InstantAction was created by GarageGames, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). InstantAction is located in Eugene, OR and on the web at http://www.instantaction.com.
About IAC

IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 37 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. To view a full list of the companies of IAC please visit our website at http://iac.com/.

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