Not so fleeting alliances on the high seas

Berlin, 13.11.2009: In less than two weeks the‘Beyond the Horizon’ add-on will be topping up the world of Bounty Bay Online with a whole load of game content. From 25th November the new add-on, together with comprehensive features such as six new cities, a new continent and five new character classes, will be offering all European players the opportunity to join fleet and merchant alliances in addition to guilds. Since even the bravest of seafarers knows that the support of a strong group on a journey of adventure or in a sea battle is virtually indispensible. The simplest linking of individual players is when they join a fleet which is linked to a guild of their choice. Guilds and fleets are in turn always members of particular merchant alliances, of which there are five to choose from. The Islamic, Western Mediterranean, Iberian, English Channel, or Netherlands Merchant Alliance. Individual players can either join an alliance directly, or become a member by joining a fleet or a guild, or found one of these themselves, since they are always linked to a particular merchant alliance. The higher the level of a guild, the more fleets can affiliate with it and the stronger the alliance becomes to which the guilds and fleets belong. All five merchant alliances have their own home city and are supported by the neighbouring harbour towns which are starting points for numerous daily quests with special rewards.

‘Beyond the Horizon’ will be the third and most comprehensive add-on for Bounty Bay Online to date. In keeping with its predecessors,‘Beyond the Horizon’ will be available to download free of charge. Players can obtain regular bulletins about the content of the up-coming add-on at a special microsite: http://bth.bountybayonline.com.

About Bounty Bay Online

With Bounty Bay Online players enter the Age of Discoveries from the 15th to the 17th century. MMO fans are able to choose an online career as a merchant, sailor, fisherman, pirate or adventurer and make their fortune at land and on the seven seas. Alone or with a guild of players, many adventures and gripping quests lie on their way. Thousands of ancient discoveries on all continents like the pyramids of Gizah or the Chinese Wall are waiting to be explored. After exciting PvP combat at land and on the seas, strong guilds can take control of colonies and cities and decide upon their destiny. Bounty Bay Online features a unique trade system based on supply and demand. In April 2008 Frogster has started a free-to-play server with an integrated item shop as an alternative to the subscription model, so that new sailors can now roam the Seven Seas without any fixed costs. More information is available on www.bountybayonline.com.

Features

• Hundreds of authentic ship models

• Land and sea combat

• More than 60 realistic towns and harbours in historical authentic style

• Guilds can conquer towns

• Trade system based on supply and demand

• Free Colony Add-on: Guilds can now found their own colonies and then decide upon the rules in their territories.

• Coming 25.11.2009: The comprehensive expansion‘Beyond the Horizon’ will allow a complete circumvention of the world for the first time and will contain new cities, one new continent, some new instances and many new quest.

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computer games industry, the listed Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, markets and operates different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America since January 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 100 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster.de

Contact

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

Josephine Gehrke

Junior PR Manager

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