|Description||Online games media company|
|Series A, 7/2007 |
|Series B, 12/2009 |
Founded in 2005, Curse, Inc. is a privately owned media and online game services company dedicated to delivering the tools and expertise gamers need to succeed in virtual worlds. Curse complements the core gaming experience with editorial, video/livestreams, databases, wikis, forums, and software downloads (add-ons).
Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content produced for gamers by gamers resulting in an enriched, authentic, and more enjoyable gaming experience.
Headquartered in Huntsville, AL with additional offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Curse continues to be recognized as a leader in the gaming and technology market. In 2011, Curse was named as one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in the US, and one of the top 20 fastest growing companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
To learn more about Curse or to find out how you can be a part of a dynamic, growing company with a passion for success and online games, please visit us at www.curse.com.
|Launch Date||July 25, 2007|
Curse users can set-up their own My Curse pages, which allow them to track news, downloads, blogs and videos revolving around their favorite MMO games.
The download page allows gamers to share tools for better gaming experiences. The tools are categorized in sections like health, game maps, combat etc. For instance, you can find a combat tool for World of WarCraft called “WeaponsQuickSwap”.
The news page allows gamers to view aggregated articles on any of their favorite MMO games. It also allows gamers to submit news links. The video page also allows users to upload gaming videos.
Curse uses extensive tagging throughout their site so all aggregated news and in-house blogging can be tagged for better results. You can see tag clouds throughout the site for what is popular.
Curse’s forums and blogging platforms allow gamers to create rich, gamer-generated content. Any user can create their own Curse blog.
The Curse Client is a trademarked desktop application used for downloading, installing, and updating game add-ons. It automatically tracks when add-ons need to be updated and offers features to sync add-ons across multiple computers and back-up settings. The Client currently supports add-ons and mods for World of Warcraft, Skyrim, Rift, Oblivion, Warhammer Online, and Runes of Magic.