Karlsruhe, Germany - September 16, 2009
Gameforge, the world's leading independent distributor of online games, has released the official trailer for the recently launched client-based MMOG, Gates of Andaron. Gamers will get a peek into the battle that is waging in the kingdoms of Valorian and Derion.
To view the trailer, please click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ako-uheFjdw
The fantasy game, developed by Korean MMOG developer Zemi Interactive, is available for free to courageous fortune-seekers everywhere at www.gatesofandaron.com.
Gameforge is the largest independent global provider of browser and client-based MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games). The company offers 15 games in 50+ languages. More than 75 million users have signed up for Gameforge gamesworld-wide, and well over 17 million people are actively playing the MMOGs.
One of the most popular browser-based MMOGs, according to the Karlsruhe gaming experts, is OGame. Gameforge offers other top titles in the rapidly growing online gaming market, such as Ikariam, Legend Online, WarpFire, Gladiatus, or BiteFight, and, with its extensive games portfolio, counts among the market-leading developers and publishers of browser games. The second strategic core business of the company is publishing client-based online games. These include Europe's largest MMOG, the oriental action game Metin2.
In December of 2003, Klaas Kersting and Alexander Rösner founded the games provider Gameforge. The company employs more than 270 people at its office in Karlsruhe, Germany. A renowned investor, Accel Partners, has had a stake in the company since August 2007.
In 2008, Gameforge won the 'Red Herring 100 Europe', the 'Entrepreneur of the Year 2008', and the 'Technology Fast 50 Rising Stars' awards. Moreover, Gameforge was voted a 'Technology Pioneer 2009' by the World Economic Forum. Gameforge won the 'International Business Awards 2009' in the category "Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe". In 2009, Gameforge won the German Computer Game Award in the "Best Browser Game" category with Ikariam. The game was also a finalist in the category "Best New Product or Service of the Year" of the 'International Business Awards 2009'.
For more information about the company and the games, please visit www.gameforge.com
Joe Ziemer, TriplePoint, for Gameforge