GAMEFORGE HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS 2011 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS 

Gameforge.com Receives Coveted International Stevie Award and Star Trek - Infinite Space Trailer Chosen for Distinguished Honoree Medal

KARLSRUHE, Germany - August 3, 2011 - Gameforge AG, Europe's leading publisher and developer of free-to-play online games, announced today that it has received an International Stevie ® Award and is a Distinguished Honoree in the 2011 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards announced their honorees earlier this morning.

Gameforge earned an International Stevie Award for its portal, Gameforge.com, in the Media category, and a Distinguished Honoree medal for the cinematic trailer of its free-to-play browser game, Star Trek® - Infinite Space, in the PR: Media and Entertainment category.

"These awards further establish Gameforge as a leader in the interactive entertainment space," said Alexander Rösner, CEO of Gameforge. "We have a great team of professionals whose passion, commitment and dedication has not only allowed us to win such awards, but has also helped create rich and unique gaming experiences for our users."

In early 2011, Gameforge rebranded its portal from MMOGame.com to Gameforge.com. Already, this new portal has become a central hub for more than 200 million registered users worldwide, providing users instant access to the company's library of games.

Produced by renowned visual effects company Virgin Lands Animated Pictures, the cinematic trailer for Star Trek - Infinite Space titled "Galaxy at War" was released last fall by Gameforge and CBS Consumer Products. Set during the highly popular "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" TV series timeline, the trailer focuses on the epic space battles present in both the series and the highly anticipated game, Star Trek - Infinite Space, which will be available later this year.

The International Stevie Awards, nicknamed Stevie for the Greek word "crowned," are some of the most coveted recognitions for businesses worldwide. In 2009, Gameforge received a Stevie Award for the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe and was a finalist for Best New Product of the Year for its Mediterranean-themed free browser-based game, Ikariam. Judged by a panel of more than 200 business leaders, the Stevie Awards is conferred upon nominees that receive the highest scores by votes in each category.

Recipients of the 2011 Stevie Awards were selected from more than 3,000 entries across industries in more than 40 nations. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

For more information on Gameforge, please visit: http://gameforge.com

For more information on Star Trek - Infinite Space, please visit: http://startrek-is.com/

For more information on the International Stevie Awards and for a complete list of honorees, please visit: www.stevieawards.com/iba

About Gameforge  

Gameforge is the international leading provider of online games. Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, the company currently offers 20 games in over 50 languages and has more than 200 million registered players worldwide. The portfolio includes two types of games: client-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) on the one hand, including Europe's most successful MMO Metin2, 4Story and the European version of Wizard101, and on the other, high-quality browser-based titles such as the award-wining Ikariam, OGame and the upcoming Star Trek - Infinite Space. Gameforge currently employs more than 450 staff at its main headquarters in Karlsruhe. In 2010, Gameforge was presented with the "TOP JOB - Employer of the Year" award and named one of the best employers of 2010 by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Further information on Gameforge can be found at gameforge.com and corporate.gameforge.com 

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Media Contacts

Gameforge Productions GmbH

Gunnar Lott

Tel +49 (0)721 354 808-216

gunnar.lott@gameforge.com

Marion Wallace

Bender/ Helper Impact

310.694.3151

Marion_Wallace@bhimpact.com

 


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