Bigpoint Celebrates 300 Million Registered Users Worldwide

San Francisco – Dec. 5, 2012 – Bigpoint ( www.bigpoint.com) – a worldwide leader in online games – announced today that it has exceeded 300 million registered players on its premiere global gaming site Bigpoint.com. Over the past decade, Bigpoint has delivered multiple hit titles, such as Battlestar Galactica Online, Drakensang Online, Farmerama, Pirate Storm and Dark Orbit, amassing communities across the world. To honor this sensational achievement, the free-to-play (F2P), browser-based gaming giant will hold a sweepstakes from Dec. 5-18 for new and registered users to win prizes, including brand new smartphones and special sets of gold coins.

“In recent years, we’ve seen a rapid increase and unprecedented numbers in our titles. We want to celebrate our accomplishments and show our appreciation to our international community,” said Heiko Hubertz, founder of Bigpoint. “The strength and support of our players exemplifies how we’ve evolved in the F2P industry, and motivates us to keep driving innovation in browser games.”

Bigpoint is the provider of numerous award-winning titles such as Drakensang Online, the hack-n-slash action-MMORPG, Farmerama, the virtual farming business simulation, Hollywood IP-based projects like Battlestar Galactica Online, a tactical space-combat MMO. The company recently launched Gameglobe, a unique browser-based experience that lets players create, share, and play their own games and game worlds in partnership with Square Enix, and looks forward to the release of new games in the pipeline for 2013.

Since Bigpoint’s founding in 2002, the company has established a large-scale distribution network with 1,000+ global media partners that publish its portfolio. Bigpoint.com hosts games for every segment of the market including casual, core, and hardcore titles – more than 65 high-quality games available in 25 languages and over 300 million interactive users.

Sweepstakes

Beginning December 5th through December 18th, Bigpoint will offer new and registered players in its network the chance to enter in a sweepstakes to win exciting prizes, including brand new mobile smartphones, sets of five gold coins, and much more. Eligible participants must sign up with a valid email address on the official page at www.bigpoint.com. Registered users will receive an e-mail containing a link to enter in the sweepstakes. Winners will be selected at random and notified should they win.

About Bigpoint

Bigpoint is an online-game developer, publisher and content provider for more than 1000 global distribution partners. Bigpoint’s free-to-play games are played by over 300 million registered users in over 25 languages.  The company’s portfolio includes casual, core and hardcore titles, such as Battlestar Galactica Online and Drakensang Online. Employees from more than 35 countries work together at the company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and at various locations around the world including Berlin, San Francisco and Paris. Bigpoint has received various awards, such as the European Business Award 2011, the MMO of the Year 2012 for Drakensang Online, the Mashable Best Online Game Award for Farmerama and the MTV Skyscraper Award for Excellence in Game Development. For more information please visit www.bigpoint.net.

Contact

Lucianne Tan | ltan@bigpoint.net

Public Relations Coordinator - North America

BIGPOINT Inc.

500 Howard Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94105  |  USA

Tel: (415) 821-8106

Fax: (415) 821-8199

   


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