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02. October 2017

15 years of OGame: Celebratory events and special servers

Classic browser game OGame celebrates 15 years of operation. To mark this occassion, Karlsruhe-based developer Gameforge has a month of events, discounts, competitions and special servers in store for the game’s loyal community.

Karlsruhe, 10/3/2017 | Browser-based galaxy strategy game OGame has been online since 2002 and has enthralled over 70 million players in 32 languages on 500 servers worldwide. The title is one of the first German free-to-play games, and was also the founding block upon which the history of Gameforge AG was built, today one of the biggest companies within the German games industry. “OGame made us what we are today. Our community played a tremendous role in this and we are very grateful” said Alexander Rösner, company founder and Gameforge CEO.

In honor of this occasion, the company is initiating special events within the game on a weekly basis for the duration of the anniversary month. This will enable players to discover Dark Matter (premium currency) in debris fields or acquire special objects within the realms of their expeditions. In addition, active players will be granted the premium features of the Officers for a limited time. This hands them a lot of advantages – including an increased production rate and a higher research speed.

Special servers start on October 4th, marking the day, each with limited-time event universes where the players can face each other in the pursuit of dominance in space. The event servers, which will be offered in some European languages as well as in English for the international environment, provide every player the chance to fight their way to the top 10 and in doing so, claim some top-dollar prizes for themselves.

Alongside all this, a game element from an older version of OGame is being revived: Players will be able to head out on raids much more quickly and in doing so, test out new tactics in battle. This is targeted predominantly at the community veterans. Additionally, the OGame team has chosen the perfect moment to fulfil a long-time community wish: a Spreadshirt shop is in planning, where all kinds of merchandising will be available, including t-shirts, hoodies, caps, cell cases, mousepads and much more.

About OGame

<p>&lt;p&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;OGame is a browser-based and completely free-to-play strategy game set in a science-fiction universe. Players create an economic and military infrastructure with the ambition of facilitating the newest technological advancements. Through the construction of metal, crystal and deuterium, the player&amp;amp;amp;#039;s empire grows and thrives: other players can be attacked and their resources can be looted from the debris of their planet. Players can join together in an alliance to work as a team against aggressive planets, to share resources or in times of war, share fleets with one another. Having been in existence since 2002, OGame is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and in doing so, can be counted as a veteran amongst browser games.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

About Gameforge

With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.

Title: OGame
Genre: Strategy MMO
Platform: Browser, iPad
Release Date: 2002
Developer: Gameforge

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