Hamburg, February 27, 2013. InnoGames just opened 3D online game Kartuga to the first round of players in a closed beta. The keys for the closed beta are given out by lotteries amongst all users who registered via www.kartuga.com, but players can also visit InnoGames’ Facebook page and Kartuga’s Facebook page to grab keys to enter the game. InnoGames will start with a small group of dedicated fans and then expand player numbers as the beta proceeds for testing and feedback. The closed beta begins in English, with several more language versions to follow.
InnoGames CEO Hendrik Klindworth announces the launch, stating: “We are bringing out a very high quality product with Kartuga – with gameplay that is a bit unexpected from us. The game focuses on multiple cooperative PvP modes with a lot of action, and the detailed and colorful 3D graphics will change your notions about what online games are really capable of.”
The action-packed MMOG is based on Unity 3D and focuses strongly on cooperative PvP (player versus player) gameplay with several role-playing elements. As a purely free-to-play online game, users only need a Unity 3D plugin which is available for all current browsers. Kartuga is InnoGames’ first partnership with subsidiary company, Ticking Bomb Games, who is responsible for the development of the title.
Kartuga players choose one of three customizable classes of ships to sail through a series of quests and missions. Last week, InnoGames announced that Players can already try out two PvP-modes in the beta: Domination, a variation of classic king-of-the-hill, and Destruction, a mode where a bomb has to be detonated in the enemy team’s base. Next to four PvP maps, five areas of the large open world of Kartuga are accessible, enabling players to encounter NPCs and solve various quests in between PvP-matches.
With more than 100 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world's leading developers and providers of online games. The Hamburg-based company has scored major successes with games such as Tribal Wars, Forge of Empires and Grepolis.
About Ticking Bomb Games:
Marco Schultz and Tobias Severin founded Ticking Bomb Games in 2008. Since 2011 they have been developing games exclusively for InnoGames. The development studio, which boasts over 30 employees, won the coveted Deutschen Entwickler Preis (German Developer Award) for its browser title Europe 1400. Their greatest expertise lies in the area of Unity3D.