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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Level 3 CDN Powers Global Online Gaming for Nival Games Such As "Prime World"

BROOMFIELD, Colo. and LONDON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) content delivery network (CDN) has been selected by Russian game developer Nival to improve the experience of its role-playing and strategy games, including Prime World and Blitzkrieg, as the company expands globally.

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Nival currently has thirty million people playing its games worldwide. In order to target gamers in North America and Europe in 2014, Nival needed a global and secure CDN that would support the resulting anticipated growth in data volumes, while still providing an optimal online gaming experience. That need brought them to Level 3, whose CDN allows gamers all over the world to access Nival's content from the server nearby to them, thereby reducing download times. 

"Level 3 has a solid and reliable reputation, which we trust to support our increasing number of players," said Sergey Orlovskiy, Founder and CEO of Nival. "In fact, since using Level 3's CDN, we have seen a significant improvement in feedback regarding queue and load times from players around the world. Not only does Level 3's CDN improve our technical capabilities, but also it enhances our reputation as we continue to build our player base for Prime World and future games." 

Tim Passingham, SVP, Enterprise Business, EMEA, Level 3 Communications said:  "Level 3's CDN is engineered to seamlessly deliver high-quality online content to end-users, allowing Nival to spend more time designing and developing the best games possible and less time thinking about how to deliver them online."

More information on Level 3's CDN can be found here

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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About Nival
Nival is an independent game developer focused on the strategy genre. The company was founded in 1996 by games industry veteran Sergey Orlovskiy, who currently serves as company's CEO. Nival began to self-publish its own games in 2005. Nival's track record includes the best-selling BlitzkriegPrime WorldHeroes of Might and Magic VSilent Storm and Etherlords game series. With offices in Hallandale, Florida; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine and Minsk, Belarus Nival currently has more than 200 employees across four development studios. For more details about the company, please visit http://nival.com.

Information under the caption "About Nival" has been provided by Nival, which is solely responsible for its content.

Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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