NEW CONTENT UPDATE FOR IKARIAM NOW LIVE

KARLSRUHE, Germany - June 11, 2012 - Gameforge, Europe's leading provider of online games, today announced a new content update for its free-to-play browser game, Ikariam. The new update, 0.5.0, will allow players to enjoy the game's charming and detailed graphics, a brand-new menu design as well as new game features.

In Ikariam, players can colonize a fantasy-filled ancient island, establish flourishing communities, increase riches and resources, and cooperate or fight with neighbors. After an intensive testing phase for the newest content update, Gameforge developers have completely revised Ikariam's layout; the game's interface now uses the entire browser window allowing a broad overview of the carefully sculpted buildings, lush nature and a number of new, carefully crafted animations.

Gameforge also redesigned the various in-game menus, including the research adviser, the help area and the navigation elements on the world map -- which benefit the clarity and game comfort. In addition, towns have been provided with two new building slots and the handling of military and occupied towns has been refined as well.

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For more information about Ikariam and to register, simply visit the official page: http://en.ikariam.com

For more information on Gameforge, visit: http://us.gameforge.com/home/index

About Gameforge 

Gameforge is Europe's leading provider of online games. Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, the company currently offers 20 games in over 50 languages and has more than 300 million registered players worldwide. The portfolio includes two types of games: client-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) on the one hand, including Europe's most successful MMO Metin2, Gates of Andaron and the European version of Wizard101, and on the other, high-quality browser-based titles such as the award-winning Ikariam and OGame.   

Gameforge currently employs almost 500 staff at its main headquarters in Karlsruhe. In 2010, Gameforge was presented with the "TOP JOB - Employer of the Year" award and named one of the best employers of 2010 by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

About Ikariam

Ikariam is a browser-based strategy game that whisks players from all over the world into an antique island setting and is completely free of charge. In an era of emerging advanced civilizations, groundbreaking discoveries and destructive battles, the player leads their civilization to honor and glory. With a comprehensive overview, great tactics and by cooperating with thousands of other players, a huge online world can be explored and seized. Ikariam has been fascinating players from around the globe since early 2008 and so far 60 million players have registered for the game.

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Media Contacts:

Matthias Heilig

Gameforge Productions GmbH

matthias.heilig@gameforge.com       

Rabeeah Patail

Bender/Helper Impact for Gameforge

310-694-3247

rabeeah_patail@bhimpact.com


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