Platogo to open up its private Beta, and we have invites

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UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response to this post we are unable to collect all your e-mail adresses. Please send an e-mail to with “TechCrunch EU” and your commenting username in the Subject and we will send you the invite code. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Platogo, an Austrian startup which we recently covered as being a Mini Seedcamp finalist, opens up in private beta tomorrow. Platogo, (as in Play Together Online) aims to be the one-stop-shop for simple online multiplayer gaming. You’ve heard of MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft, but Platogo focuses on simple, easy-to-learn, online flash games with nifty graphics which are easy to play, thus tapping into the far larger market of casual gamers. We have 50 exclusive Beta Invites for Techcrunch Europe Readers. The first 50 commenters on this post will get an invite code. And we’ll see if we can strong-arm the startup into handing out more. [Update: We just got them to add150, so keep commenting].

Developers are also a crucial part of the platform. With the SDK, devs can create their flash games for Platogo and submit them to the community. They can manage themselves as “Developer Teams” and take part in the community by responding to requests or bugs. Developers can start making money out of selling In-game items or taking a share in ad revenues. The site combines various features such as acting as a social net for friends to game with, while on the other hand letting you save and share your personal levels for each game.

Platogo’s failure or success will depend on their ability to keep both users and developers. Currently so-called “Platogo Points” act as the community’s payment and reward solution, which allow you to enter competitions and raise your in-game status. Feature like these are fundamental when it comes to acquiring new users and keeping them on the platform.

  • David Dahl

    Great, just what i need. More ways to waste my time… :)

    • abby

      I want one

  • Funaki

    Games are fun.. Gonna be busy.

    • Martin

      Would love an invite too!

  • David Plourde

    Would love to get an invite!

  • Lee

    Will be interesting to see how this compares to The Casual Collective

  • John Wiskowski

    Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • David Plourde

    Haven’t heard about this, would like to give this a try since I quit FFXI, I’ve been so bored.

  • Ian

    Wasn’t this called newgrounds?

    Sounds like it to me.

  • Shaun Trennery

    Would love a beta invite. Thanks.

  • Mimi

    This sounds fun :)

  • Andreas

    I would love to be included. Looks like it’s going to be fun to play from work. *grin*

  • Arfer Guinness

    Just what’s needed – interested to see how this pans out

  • Jan Ignatius

    Thanks, I’d love to give Platogo a try.

  • Pedro Assuncao

    Gimme gimme gimme :)

  • Mike V

    private beta please n thankyou.

  • mario

    me want! thanks!

  • Chris Green

    Sounds interesting, would love a beta invite to try it out.

  • Aidan

    Sounds cool, would love an invite!

  • Abhinav Jha

    Facebook has a wide range of such games, let’s check it out, and see how this is different!

  • McTar

    Would love an invite..

  • ol72

    let’s have a try – thanks!

  • Ryan Calvelo

    Sounds like a good service. I’d love to get an invite code!

  • Aspelund

    I’m a casual gamer, so I’d like an invite! :)

  • Arvid

    Invite please! :)

  • fabster

    hiya..another one 4 me pls…

  • Cyril Hanquez

    Let’s have a look at it then! Thanks.

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