Karlsruhe, 7.05.2012. Gameforge has emerged victorious from the finalists for the Red Herring Europe Awards 2012 and thus been awarded with the coveted distinction for particularly fast-growing technology companies. The Red Herring Award honours extra-ordinary business performance by companies in the technology sector. Alongside the quality of the application, an individual analysis of the company’s development, the business model, the technological foundation, the company’s business outlook and the submission of a personal presentation are all accounted for in the jury’s evaluations.
Gameforge is the only online games provider to have received the Red Herring Europe 100 – Winner 2012 award. Since its foundation in 2003, the Karlsruhe-based company has been profitable and growing steadily year on year. With an impressive portfolio of 20 titles and over 300 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) in the western hemisphere. The internationally active corporate group offers its online games in more than 50 languages.
“We are proud to have won an esteemed prize such as the Red Herring. The development of innovative technologies at our offices in Karlsruhe and Berlin will contribute to guaranteeing us a leading position in the European gaming market in the future”, commented Alexander Rösner, CEO of Gameforge, on the award.
An overview of all award winners is available on the award organiser’s website:
Gameforge – We create worlds
With an impressive portfolio of around 20 titles and over 300 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) in the western hemisphere. The internationally active corporate group, based in Karlsruhe, offers its online games in more than 50 languages. Its portfolio includes client-based game worlds such as AION, TERA, Europe’s most successful MMOG Metin2, 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101, ELIGIUM – The Chosen One and RaiderZ as well as browser-based online games such as the award-winning Ikariam and OGame. The company employs approximately 600 staff members at its Karlsruhe and Berlin locations. Gameforge was founded by its CEO Alexander Rösner in 2003.