RamaCity launches its open beta

·         RamaCity lets players build their own urban paradise

·         Bigpoint’s latest casual game appeals to a wide audience

Hamburg, June 21, 2011– With the RamaCity Open Beta set to launch today, Bigpoint’s building up its portfolio of fun and exciting games ( http://www.bigpoint.com). Starting immediately players will be able to build their own online city and tend to the needs of their adorable, fun-loving citizens in the browser game RamaCity ( http://www.ramacity.com).

Bigpoint‘s RamaCity promises to attract the attention of a wide array of target groups: Due to its intuitive controls and easy-to-navigate game start, typical of casual games, players will immediately feel right at home in RamaCity. Various game options, such as the ability to expand their city and customize it to their needs, invites fans and players of classic city-building simulation games to switch over to RamaCity. Visually stunning graphic design captures the essence of real city life.

“We have great expectations for RamaCity and even believe that our latest title will trump the success of our other casual games such as Farmerama or Zoomumba!” explains Tobias Reisberger, Chief Games Officer at Bigpoint.“RamaCity is very unique because it takes the fantastic features of city-building game and wraps them up in one casual game, and thereby allows us to delight an even larger community for RamaCity!”

In RamaCity, it’s up to players to build a city that is just as beautiful as it is efficient. They have to properly arrange residential homes, industrial zones, recreational facilities and commercial units, so that their Urbies don’t have to live next to stinky factories. Players will constantly have to reposition their buildings in their rapidly expanding cities. Taking on the role of mayor, players must watch out for their citizens’ well-being: Urbies are enthusiastic consumers who like to spend money on items players produce in the game, such as shoes, rubbier duckies or soccer balls!

In RamaCity players don’t only have to interact with their citizens, but they also have the chance to communicate with other city mayors via social-game features such as a buddy list. The social interaction provides healthy competition and will help motivate players to beautify their city as much as they can! That’s why they can switch up the colors of their buildings and literally paint the town!

No matter how players envision their dream city, they’re bound to have a fantastic time in the free-to-play browser game which is available now at the official website: www.ramacity.com. The game’s Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/ramacity) offers players another option to shoot the breeze with other RamaCity players and find out the information they need.

For more information, please visit:

- http://www.ramacity.com

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

- http://www.youtube.com/bigpointdotcom

- 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 200 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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