New pirate themed MMOG out now–
Berlin, 14.09.2007: The open beta phase has ended– and the input and enthusiasm of thousands of users across multiple territories, Bounty Bay Online today enters UK online and high street game stores. Computer players can now charter a place on the virtual decks of the MMOG role playing game, make historic discoveries and fight great battles– either as a sea cruising solo adventurer or together with other gamers under the flag of their own guild. Participants of the open beta can take over their characters into the final game.
Bounty Bay Online is available at a SRP of£19.99. The first month of subscription is free, and then the game requires a monthly subscription fee of£6.99.
Bounty Bay Online puts gamers in the heyday of sailing ships. With their own boat, they can explore the known world and visit 60 harbour cities in America, Australia, Africa and Asia, but they can also set course towards European cities like London. There, players can drop anchor and walk into the British capital of the 15th to 17th centuries.
Gamers can choose their path to fame and fortune. They can act as a blood thirsty pirate, or as a peaceful fisherman. And even if they don´t like the water, they could become a farmer, a blacksmith or a lumberjack. Also, a career as a trader is a possibility– thanks to the trading system that calculates all the prices based on supply and demand.
If one prefers sabre over silver, then the way of the skull might be the preferred choice. Pirates can attack and conquer cities, fight sea battles and capture other ships. They can collect goods from sunken ships, and sell them in the next harbour they sail to, providing there's no price on their head yet or that they have sufficiently bribed the city guards– otherwise, they might have to sail to special pirate hideouts instead.
Every member of the Bounty Bay Online world has its own ships. Right after the start, they have a simple boat, but while playing they gain access to lots of better ships, for example, a beautiful frigate with a hand-picked crew. With those vessels, one can even explore the more dangerous waters. And there is a lot to explore– from the pyramids of Giza to the The Great Wall of China. Findings, as such, are automatically entered you're your own personal logbook, so that every gamer writes his own book of fame and adventure.
Features of Bounty Bay Online
- More than 60 historical cities and ports
- More than 1,500 discoveries– from the Great wall of China to the Egyptian pyramids
- Enhanced skill system: Become a powerful pirate, merchant or explorer
- Crafting system: Become a farmer, shipbuilder, blacksmith or another historic profession
- Guilding: Each guild has their own guilding house and can take cities under siege
- Comprehensive quest-system and epic duties
- More than 100 historic ships, from the simple sailing boat to spectacular frigates
For more info visit: www.bountybayonline.com
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
Frogster Interactive Pictures AG is a Berlin-based holding company with stakes in the field of computer games. Frogster acts as publisher of virtual worlds, so-called Massively Multiplayer Online Games, a growth sector in the games industry. The fully owned subsidiary FIP Publishing GmbH, based in Berlin, acts as publisher of computer games of all genres and price classes and is among the market leaders in Germany. The company publishes and distributes PC games by international licensors under its labels Brigades, Eclypse and BacktoGames. OnlineWelten, a Frogster stake based in Berlin, is one of the most influential broad impact German language MMOG and Gaming portals (Frogster stake 83%). Frogster Studios Co. Ltd., based in Seoul (Republic of Korea), develops MMOGs and publishes its own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia (stake 50%). Yusho GmbH (stake 50%) runs virtual worlds on its own servers and delivers accounting services for subscriptions and virtual items sales for its customers. The Frogster group currently employs more than 70 staff. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de