Smash Online - gamigo announces commercial launch of new Tennis MMOG

Hamburg, July 8th 2008– Leading European MMOG publisher gamigo AG is proud to announce the commercial launch of the English version of Smash Online, its“free to play” Tennis MMOG. Packed with new features and numerous improvements based on player feedback, the easy to pick up, action-packed multiplayer sports game with the ongoing character development of MMORPGs is set to bread European Tennis champions.

The best of console sports games and MMOGs

Smash Online combines the accessibility and spontaneous fun of console sports games with the long-term character development and community focus of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. Players create their avatar with individualized looks and playing style to compete against thousands of players from around the world. Through winning matches and special tournaments, players sharpen their skills such as speed, strength and accuracy as well as earn points to spend in the integrated item shop on new clothing and equipment.

Since the start of the English Beta Test in February, the Korean developers have improved the game in numerous ways, responding to player feedback. Much increased network performance andstability are complemented by features such as a global lobby chat, missions that offer additional rewards and new game modes. A European ranking has been added to the game’s website and through national flags players can now instantly spot from which country their competitors are coming from. The just added club system allows players to found and manage individual clubs– who with the fall update will compete for control over their own tennis courts.

Ready for the European Championship

gamigo publishes Smash Online exclusively in Europe. Following the German and English versions, French, Spanish and other languages are currently scheduled for a summer launch, enabling EU-wide championships. Player-created tournaments as well as new game modes, maps and skills are also scheduled for the next update.

 

„During its beta period, Smash Online has already drawn interest by over 50,000 players“, explains Sven Ossenbrüggen, CEO gamigo AG.„We have received valuable feedback, turning some community requests already into reality– and others will soon follow, making Smash Online the ultimate Online Tennis experience!”

After the successful Beta Test, the English Commercial Version is launching today. Interested players can sign up for free on http://tennis.gamigo.com.

Contact

gamigo AG / Behringstr. 28a / 22676 Hamburg / Tel.: +49(0)40 - 22 63 052 89

presse@gamigo-mail.de

Contact: Falko Böcker

About Smash Online:

Smash Online is an easy to pick up sports game with elements of Online Roleplaying Games and attractive 3D graphics. Play matches against human opponents from throughout Europe, develop your character skills and participate in international tournaments. Smash Online is the ideal game both for the lunch brake and long evenings, offering something to casual gamers and to sports game experts - and best of all, it is completely free to play. Players can register on http://tennis.gamigo.com and play within minutes!

Features

• Online Multiplayer Sports Game with RPG-like character development - get experience with every match and improve your skills

• Detailed 3D graphics with cell-shading

• Play 2 vs. 2 tennis matches with friends or your personal AI companion

• Select from a variety of characters, clothes and equipment to personalize your star

• Different courts from around the world

• Tournaments and club system

• Only 58MB download and completely free to play!

About gamigo:

gamigo AG, a joint-venture between Axel Springer AG and bmp AG, is a leading publisher and operator of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in Europe. Founded in 2000, the company now operates more than 10 games in 4 languages. For more information please visit www.gamigo.com.


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