Hamburg, April 23, 2010 - When gamigo and the developer Reakktor Media announced in March of 2010 that they would be collaborating on the space action MMOG Black Prophecy, it piqued the curiosity of the community but also raised a few concerns. There was mostly excitement that Black Prophecy had found a successful publisher, but some fans also expressed concern about whether or not free-to-play was the proper business model for this game.
Christian Schütt (also known as "SnowCrash"), formerly Black Prophecy's Community Manager and now its Assistant Product Manager, discussed the hopes and fears of Black Prophecy's fans with Patrick Streppel, member of the executive board of gamigo, and Kirk Lenke, CEO of Reakktor Media.
In the fourth edition of "Behind the Scenes", questions that had been asked in the community's official forum were answered. Most of all, the game's business model was explained in detail and the collaboration between the two companies was praised. Questions about a possible Collector's Edition and about content to be added after the official launch of the game were also addressed.
You can read the transcript of the entire discussion here: http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=122
About gamigo AG
gamigo AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axel Springer AG, was founded in 2001 and has grown to become one of the leading publishers of free-to-play MMOGs in Europe. Since 2010, gamigo also publishes its games globally. gamigo employs a team of 100 in its company headquarters in Hamburg, with a satellite office in New York City in planning. The key to success is the emphasis on publishing high-quality games supervised by first-rate community management. The portfolio includes games from all ends of the gaming spectrum - from casual Facebook games to elaborate MMORPGs.
About Reakktor Media GmbH
Reakktor Media GmbH is one of the world's leading development studios for interactive entertainment software and multimedia productions with its headquarters located in Hanover, Germany. With the development and worldwide operation of the successful Massively Multiplayer Online Games Neocron and Neocron 2 in 1999, Reakktor Media expanded its core business into the online computer games market and has established an exemplary and, within Germany, unique competence in this field. Building on their extensive experience in developing and operating Massively Multiplayer Online Games, Reakktor Media has been developing the next-generation space action MMOG Black Prophecy since 2006.