San Francisco, December 7, 2010– Bigpoint ( www.bigpoint.com)– the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs)– today announced that its most popular free-to-play games are available in the Chrome Web Store. Bigpoint has added DarkOrbit, Seafight, Farmerama, and Zoomumba to the online marketplace, all Flash-based titles that together have garnered over 100+ million registered users worldwide.
In 2011, Bigpoint will add Unity-based titles to the Chrome Web Store, including Ruined Online, a fast-paced, arena-style combat game set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco. Unveiled earlier this year at GDC Online, the title includes high-end graphical and gameplay features common to traditional console games. Under development at Bigpoint’s first North American office in San Francisco, Ruined Online is planned for release early next year.
“Since 2002, Bigpoint has grown quickly around the world by integrating our content into leading game portals, media networks, and online marketplaces,” said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and Founder, Bigpoint.“Adding our most-popular games to the Chrome Web Store will further grow our diverse community of users in the US and beyond.”
Bigpoint distributes its games through over 1000 unique destinations globally. The company localizes its content into more than 30 languages, and generates revenue from in-game micro-transactions in over 180 nations. Through its global reach, Bigpoint adds roughly 250,000 new users every day.
The Chrome Web Store is an online marketplace where users can search, browse and use web-based applications and extensions. From productivity tools to research sites to interactive games, the Chrome Web Store helps users find the best applications on the web. First launched in the fall of 2008, the Chrome web browser has become known worldwide for its speed, simplicity and security. With a sleek user interface, cutting-edge speed improvements and innovative security architecture, Chrome lets users browse the modern web faster and safer than ever before.
Bigpoint ( www.bigpoint.com) is an online-game publisher, content provider for large media concerns and browser-based game developer. Bigpoint-developed games are played by over 155 million people in more than 30 languages, are free to play anytime, anywhere, and require no download or installation. The company’s portfolio includes games in a quality which until now was associated exclusively with console games or PC-installed games. More than 600 employees from over 35 different nations work at the company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany or at other locations in Berlin, San Francisco, and Malta. For more information or press material, please visit the press area at www.bigpoint.net.
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