Berlin, February 20th, 2013
Winners of the “MMO of the Year 2013” have been announced today on the official website http://www.mmooftheyear.com. During the past month 200,000 people from all over the planet voted in the audience voting, quadrupling last year’s record. The huge amount of support and the global reach are underlining the award’s significance as the biggest honor for massively-multiplayer online games. Organizer mmofacts.com and main sponsor GameGenetics, the leading distributor of free-to-play online games, would like to say thank you to all participants in the audience voting and especially to all jurors.
“I’m extremely happy about the positive feedback the award is getting from all sides. With the amount of votes exceeding our biggest expectations the ‘MMO of the Year’ is now clearly the biggest honor for massively-multiplayer online games. A big thanks goes out to our sponsors for their active support, to everybody who participated in the audience voting and to our jurors of course! Congratulations to all winners!” said Christian Justus, organizer of the event.
The open categories as well as the Browser MMOs were in the center of attention of the audience voting. In the end GoodGame Studios’ “Big Farm” and “Empire” together with Ubisofts “The Settlers Online” were most popular with the players, winning multiple categories each.
Main sponsor GameGenetics announced the winners of its special prizes, rewarding the three games with the most player votes across all categories. “We’re delighted about the positive responses from all over the world. GameGenetics is proud that we were able to support the award as main sponsor. Congratulations to ‘The Settlers Online’, ‘Good Game Big Farm’ and ‘Desert Operations’ for winning the special prizes! Each of them is getting a free marketing package of 333 user registrations provided by GameGenetics and our channel partners” applauded Alexander Piutti, CEO and founder of the Berlin-based game distribution company.
The jury voting was at least as exciting as the audience voting. Some categories were undecided, so the jurors had to do run-off votings after the official deadline. Eventually they voted a few underdogs too, bringing quite some variety to the selection of winners.
A list of all winners can be found at http://www.mmooftheyear.com.
The „MMO of the Year“ is supported by main sponsor GameGenetics, as well as GameFinder, HoneyTracks, InnoGames, upjers, Behrmann & Haertel Game Attorneys, Games-Career.com and others.
About the "MMO of the Year"
Browser, Download, Mobile - no matter what platform, the best online games are awarded the “MMO of the Year”. Counting more than half a million visitors and fifty thousand validated votes, last year's contest has been the biggest one so far. With the addition of Latin America, this year's numbers are expected to increase further. The “MMO of the Year” is produced by online games magazine mmofacts.com.
"MMO" stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Game, meaning online games with thousands of players in one and the same game world. Some of the popular MMOs sometimes have millions of registered users.
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