Black Prophecy wins“Best of” award at gamescom

Hamburg, August 25, 2010– One of the highlights of gamescom, which took place in Cologne, Germany from August 18 - 22, was undoubtedly gamigo and Reakktor's space combat MMOG Black Prophecy. Not only could the crowds of visitors barely tear themselves away from the demo stations, press from all over Europe and North America were also impressed by its presentation.

Market-leading German publications GameStar and GamePro used the occasion of the world's largest games trade fair to select their favorites in seven categories. Black Prophecy and Mytheon, another gamigo game, were both nominated in the category "Best of Free-to-Play". In the end, Black Prophecy took the prize and was awarded "Best of gamescom" in its category.

Gamestar and GamePro: "Games that are free to download are becoming increasingly popular. And anyone who's into exciting battles in space will have lots of fun playing Black Prophecy. The Hanover-based developers Reakktor Media plan to launch their science fiction adventure in 2010. It is the winner of the GameStar and GamePro "Best of gamescom" award in the category "Free-to-play Games"."

Kirk Lenke, CEO of Reakktor Media said: "We feel quite honored. This award is recognition for all the hard work our team has put in over the past few years. We are also very happy about all the feedback we received at gamescom and would like to thank everyone sincerely."

Patrick Streppel, member of gamigo's executive board: "Black Prophecy bears a special meaning for gamigo because we are actively involved in the development of this space combat game, which means the game benefits from our years of experience in the area of massively multiplayer online games. As proven by our recently-launched browser-based game Cultures Online, we are focused on high-quality games that stand out from the competition. This award attests to our commitment to innovative ideas."

Official Website: http://www.blackprophecy.com

gamescom 2010 trailer:

Black Prophecy's features at a glance:

    <*>State-of-the-art graphics <*>Open world maps <*>Real-time combat <*>Exciting PvP battles <*>Enthralling backstory <*>Modular ship design <*>Numerous community features <*>Earn awards and medals <*>Craft your own ship components <*>Master the tactics of battle

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. A team of 100 employees works in the company headquarters in Hamburg and its satellite office in New York City. 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 Facebook games and browser-based games to elaborate MMORPGs.


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