Just a few weeks ago the fourth season of Greentube’s spectacular downhill biking game Mountain Bike Challenge 09 drew to a close. A total of 2 million active gamers put themselves to the test in thrilling races on Greentube’s challenging courses - first in the qualifying, then in the competitive race events. Based on the success of“Ski Challenge”, MBC 09 gamers were able to qualify for races online. Four exciting international tracks were available: Fort William, Heiligenblut, the Great Wall of China and the new, action-packed forest track Winterberg.
Media partners from a total of five countries were involved in the 2009 season: Austria (Austria.com), Germany (SevenOne Deutschland), Switzerland (SevenOne Schweiz), France (France Télévision) and the UK licensed the popular free game, which is financed by In-Game Advertising. True to previous seasons, most of the gamers came from German-speaking countries. A range of international advertising partners was again on board, including household names such as Wagner Pizza, RTL, Carrefour, Lokalisten.de, Hutchison, Massive Moves, and Bouygues Telecom.
MBC 09 proved again to be a hit particularly among younger gamers and sport fans - over two million gamers were involved over the course of the season. Moreover, around 600 million AdImpressions were registered. Just like all of Greentube’s 3D games, MBC was financed by In-Game Advertising and was available as a free download. A host of upgrades are already planned for the coming MBC 10 season, to ensure that the demand for even more action and excitement is met.
Greentube has since become a shining example worldwide in this segment of the online gaming industry. With its series of free-to-download sport games alone, Greentube has reached more than 10 million gamers around the world. And this figure is set to grow with further titles to be added to the already impressive portfolio next year.
About Greentube AG
Greentube AG, located in Vienna, is the leading developer and provider of skill games for the Internet, mobile devices, and iTV in Austria. In offering this service, it is currently leading the way in the industry on an international scale. Moreover, the award-winning company has tasted international success with its cross-media formats for the PC and TV, such as the free-to-download game“Ski Challenge”.
Founded in 1997, the company is run the by original team, which has held a majority stake since 2000. The 100-employee-strong company has since delivered a collection of well-know portals and gaming websites with gaming technology. Greentube is expanding globally. The focal point of the expansion is the development of individual gaming portals that match the look and feel desired by the customer. In March Greentube was honoured by the European Multimedia Forum with the golden“European Seal of eExcellence”. Greentube AG’s sport games currently have a loyal following of more than nine million gamers from around the world– the figure that continues to rise.