Join the country hoedown:

                                                  

·         Over 20 million Farmerama players invited to join in the festivities

·         Great cake contest to honor Farmerama’s birthday

Hamburg, January 27, 2011– For millions of players around the world, virtual farming has become part of their daily life. With over 140 million fluffy sheep grazing the game’s landscape, Bigpoint’s successful casual game Farmerama ( www.farmerama.com) has more sheep than in all of New Zealand– an impressive number considering New Zealand has more sheep than inhabitants (34 million sheep vs. 4.3 million inhabitants). But that’s not all: The size of all Farmerama farms put together is larger than the total area of Russia. The online farming sensation at www.bigpoint.com hasn’t just won the hearts of fans but of juries across the world over. In 2010, Farmerama pocketed various awards including the European Games Award, the Lara Online Award, the German Developer Award and the newly created Mashable Award. With all this success and Farmerama’s first birthday rapid approaching, Bigpoint has decided to throw a huge celebration and thank all its loyal Farmerama fans as well as welcome new players to the game.

Birthday gifts for all farmers

All work and no play? Things are completely different at Farmerama where completing farm chores is just as fun as partying! Until the end of the birthday week, players can jazz up their farms with a selection of special edition birthday items, as well as treat themselves to loads and loads of super-sweet birthday cake!

The icing on the cake

There’s plenty of cake to go around, thanks to a special cake cannon, which will give every player one 500-calrorie cupcake each day. The higher a player’s level, the larger and higher their cake will be in calories. Players can feed their animals the cake and can also buy other snazzy birthday items in the supply store.

For information, please visit:

- http://www.farmerama.de

- http://www.bigpoint.net

- http://www.bigpoint.com

About Bigpoint

Bigpoint ( http://www.bigpoint.com) is an online-game developer, publisher and content provider for large media concerns. Bigpoint-developed games are played by over 165 million users in 30+ languages, are free-to-play anytime, anywhere, and require no download or installation. The company’s portfolio includes games in a level of quality which in the past was associated exclusively with CD or console games. More than 600 employees from over 35 nations work for the international company, which has its headquarters in Hamburg and further subsidiaries in Berlin, San Francisco, São Paulo and Malta. In 2010, Bigpoint was bestowed with many prestigious awards including the Media Momentum Award 2010, the European Games Award, the Mashable Award for“Best Online Game” and the Lara Award, not to mention the German Developer Award 2010– in three different categories. Past honors include Website of the Year 2009 and various International Stevie Awards. For more information about Bigpoint or press material, please visit the press area at www.bigpoint.net.

Please address all inquiries to:

Bigpoint GmbH

Katharina Frank

PR

Tel.: +49-(0)40 881413-193

Fax: +49-(0)40 881413-7193

E-mail: k.frank@bigpoint.net

  


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