Now online: Bigpoint lifts off with SkyRama

·         Bigpoint introduces new browser-based airport manager game

·         SkyRama expands its casual games portfolio

Hamburg, June 6, 2011– From small regional airport to international transport hub: Bigpoint’s latest casual game SkyRama lets players manage their own airport, organize flights and tend to airport customers and flight guests. The new browser game can be played for free at http://www.skyrama.com or on the Bigpoint portal http://www.bigpoint.com!

In SkyRama, which was co-developed with the Austrian-based game development studio Sproing, users can carry out a number of different airport-related tasks. Starting out with only a runway, players must quickly expand their airport to fulfill the wishes of traveling passengers and international cargo carriers. And to ensure smooth airport operations, they must also see to it that every airport employee, from baggage handler to air-traffic controller and pilot, pulls their weight and does their job. Punctual takeoff and landing of planes will earn players money as well as special bonuses, which they can then invest in their airport to build new buildings such as larger hangars or hotels.

Cooperation among users plays an important role in SkyRama: Via the buddy list, players can coordinate flight plans and send flights to each other’s airports, thereby opening up new travel destinations as well as increasing airport productivity through mutual agreements.

“The idea from Sproing’s development team to make an airport manager game impressed us right away” says Tobias Reisberger, Chief Games Officer at Bigpoint.“We’re happy to welcome SkyRama aboard our successful‘Rama’ game series as our latest game.”

With its user-friendly interface and direct start in the game, gamers don’t need a pilot’s license to quickly create their own airport. New daily goals, a variety of items, buildings and 15 various airplanes combined with many different features ensure an amazing time for all. SkyRama’s diverse gameplay merged with visually impressive graphics and an entertaining story make sure it’s always fun and challenging.

Starting today the SkyRama Open Beta can be played on the official website: http://www.skyrama.com. Fans can also find out more about the game on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/skyrama).

For more information, please visit:

- http://www.skyrama.com

- http://www.facebook.com/skyrama

- 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 190 million people in more than 25 languages, are free-to-play anytime, anywhere, and require no download or installation. The company’s portfolio includes games in a quality which until now was associated exclusively with CD or console games. Over 700 employees from some 35 countries work at the world’s largest supplier of browser-based games; at the company headquarters in Hamburg, German or at one of the other locations in Berlin, San Francisco, São Paulo and Malta. Bigpoint has pocketed such prestigious honors as“Fastest Growing Larger Company” and“Uniqueness of Offering” at the 2010 Media Momentum Awards, not to mention the MTV Skyscraper Award for extraordinary achievement in game development. For more information or press material, please visit the press area at www.bigpoint.net.

Please address all inquiries to:

Bigpoint GmbH

Matthias Mirlach

Senior PR Manager

Tel.: +49-(0)40 881413-207

Fax: +49-(0)40 881413-902

E-mail: m.mirlach@bigpoint.net

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