Pirate Galaxy– Closed beta officially launched!

Hamburg 05.02.2009– Leading European Publisher gamigo AG is happy to announce the start of the closed beta testing phase of the revolutionary browser game“Pirate Galaxy”. From now on up to 5000 players who register on www.pirategalaxy.com get gradually unlocked, allowing early access to the game.

The Revolution of Browser-MMOGs

With Pirate Galaxy publisher gamigo and developer Splitscreen Studios, will push the boundaries of what is possible in a web browser. The game uses a new, unique technology which allows advanced 3D graphics without the need to install client software to the computer.

Besides that, the game offers exciting gameplay and a huge Galaxy to explore. Players are able to travel to hundreds of different planets, visit space stations in orbit and fight the dangers of their hazardous surfaces. In addition to a compelling story-line, there will be an unlimited amount of automatically generated quests, so space pilots will always have some exciting adventures waiting for them.

Players won’t only have to watch out for other Space Pirates in the game, but for an evil alien race called MANTIS. This technological highly developed race attacked many of mankind’s colonies and outposts. Only experienced squads of players will be able to fight the strong MANTIS-battleships and save the galaxy from these hideous aliens.

Servers are now open!

From today on, the first servers are commencing operation and a couple of hundred players are already unlocked, with more able to play every day. Everyone who wants to join the beta-phase should register at www.pirategalaxy.com. Of course, Pirate Galaxy is completely free of charge and requires no monthly fee to play.

“We are very happy about how the players responded to our Pirate Galaxy announcement”, says Elmar Kofler, Product Manager of Pirate Galaxy.“The game quickly became one of the most anticipated titles in the next g lineup. Now we are looking forward to the feeback of the players, which will help us to give the final touch to every aspect of the game and make decisions for upcoming features.”

gamigo will use this testing phase to find and remove remaining bugs. Beyond that, gamigo will watch player’s comments and suggestions in the forum closely and consider their opinions in the further development of the Pirate Galaxy.

About Pirate Galaxy:

In Pirate Galaxy the player immerges into a Science-Fiction-World, where the galaxy is controlled by maleficent aliens, called MANTIS. The player takes control of a spaceship and takes his fate into his own hands. Along with thousands of other online-pirates, players will fight with aliens, hunt for worthwhile treasures and reconquer the despoiled colonies.

Pirate Galaxy introduces a new era of browser-games and offers a fantastic Science-Fiction-Online-World to the gamers. The game can be played via a client-program, or directly in a web-browser from almost any PC. In both cases players are able to navigate their spaceships through a high-resolution 3D-ambience.

Features:

· detailed 3D-Graphic within the browser

· exciting real-time-fights in PVE and PVP-Modes

· spaceships can be adjusted individually

· motivating role-playing-elements

· a huge game universe with hundreds of planets and innumerable quests

· easy and simple navigation

· comprehensible user interface

· free to play– no payments, no monthly fees

About gamigo:

The gamigo AG, a subsidiary of Axel Springer AG, is a leading publisher and operator of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in Europe. Founded in 2001, the company now operates more than 10 games in 5 languages, among others the 3D MMORPG Last Chaos and Fiesta Online, the MMO Racing Game Level R and the Tennis-MMOG Smash Online, as well as the MMO Golf-Game Shot Online. For more information please visit www.gamigo.com

Contact

gamigo AG / Behringstr. 16b / 22765 Hamburg / Tel.: +49(0)40-22 63 052 89

presse@gamigo-mail.de


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