London –Dec. 4, 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, and has amassed communities across the world in the process. To honour this sensational achievement, the free-to-play (F2P), browser-based gaming giant will hold a sweepstakes beginning today for new and registered users alike to win fantastic prizes, including brand new smartphones and one of five sets of five gold coins worth over £1800.
“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 serves as further motivation to keep us driving innovation in browser games.”
Bigpoint is the developer 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 the tactical space-combat MMO Battlestar Galactica Online , based on the hit TV show. Bigpoint 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. Bigpoint also has additional exciting releases of high-quality browser games in the pipeline for 2013.
Since Bigpoint’s founding in 2002, the company has established a large-scale distribution network with over 1000 global media partners that publish its portfolio. Bigpoint.com hosts games for every segment of the market including casual and core titles – more than 65 high-quality games available in 22 languages and more than 300 million interactive users.
From December4 ththrough December 18 th, Bigpoint will offer new and registered players alike the chance to enter in the sweepstakes to win great prizes, including brand new smartphones and one of five sets of five gold coins worth over £1800. 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 in the coming days containing a link to register in the sweepstakes. Winners will be selected at random and notified should they win.
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 22languages. The company‘s portfolio includes casual, core and hardcore titles, including 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 such as 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 Online Game Award for Farmerama and the MTV Skyscraper Award for Excellence in Game Development.
For more information please visit www.bigpoint.net.