Space-pirates start at gamigo

Hamburg, January 20th 2009– Leading European MMOG publisher gamigo AG is proud to announce Pirate Galaxy, a brand new 3D Browser-Sci-Fi MMORPG. Pirate Galaxy was produced by Splitscreen Studios in Hamburg and will mark a new era of browser games, with its high resolution 3D-graphics and a very atmospheric science fiction universe in which thousands of players fight in real-time.

Pirate Galaxy is the first next-generation browser-based online game, meaning it requires no download and can be played from any PC anywhere at any time. It impresses with a huge universe and outstanding 3D-graphics quality, which is unique for a browser-based title. In the game, the player takes the role of a daring starship pilot, exploring the galaxy and outlying planets, hunting for worthwhile crystals and artefacts and fighting with other players against malevolent alien species.

Gustaf Stechmann, CEO of Splitscreen Studios, explains the main features of Pirate Galaxy:“Our innovative technology enables us to produce 3D-games of the highest quality. As a browser-based game, Pirate Galaxy is easy to pick up and play for all kinds of players. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be ready to navigate your spaceship through this breathtaking universe and interact with other players. Furthermore Pirate Galaxy is completely free to play. Due to the cooperation with leading publisher gamigo AG, I am confident, that Pirate Galaxy will reach a huge audience, exciting players across europe.”

gamigo, a subsidiary of Axel Springer AG, will publish Pirate Galaxy in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Scandinavia and Great Britain.

Patrick Streppel, CMO of gamigo AG, has high antiquations for the launch:“With Splitscreen Studios we have a partner who is able to develop browser-games at the same quality-level which is usually only achieved with client-based games. Pirate Galaxy offers all Sci-Fi-Fans an outstanding MMO-Adventure with intensive action, extensive RPG-

elements and a vital community.”

The development of Pirate Galaxy was supported by the Gamecity-support-program of the city of Hamburg.

The official website of the game can already be reached at www.pirategalaxy.com. There, players are able to find all the information about the game and its features, discuss their expectations in the forums. Soon, they will also be able to register for the closed beta test there.

About Pirate Galaxy:

In Pirate Galaxy the player immerges into a Science-Fiction-World, where the galaxy is controlled by maleficent aliens, called MANTIS. The player takes control of a spaceship and takes his fate into his own hands. Along with thousands of other online-pirates,

players will fight with aliens, hunt for worthwhile treasures and reconquer the despoiled colonies.

Pirate Galaxy introduces a new era of browser-games and offers a fantastic Science-Fiction-Online-World to the gamers. The game can be played via a client-program, or directly in a web-browser from almost any PC. In both cases players are able to navigate their spaceships through a high-resolution 3D-ambience.

Features:

· detailed 3D-Graphic within the browser

· exciting real-time-fights in PVE and PVP-Modes

· spaceships can be adjusted individually

· motivating role-playing-elements

· a huge game universe with hundreds of planets and innumerable quests

· easy and simple navigation

· comprehensible user interface

· free to play– no payments, no monthly fees

About gamigo:

The gamigo AG, a subsidiary of Axel Springer AG, is a leading publisher and operator of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in Europe. Founded in 2001, the company now operates more than 10 games in 5 languages, among others the 3D MMORPG Last Chaos and Fiesta Online, the MMO Racing Game Level R and the Tennis-MMOG Smash Online, as well as the MMO Golf-Game Shot Online. For more information please visit www.gamigo.com


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