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05. August 2008

Gameforge Announces Media Partnership with

Curse to Launch Page for Free-To-Play, Web-Based Title IkariamThis Release’s Tags

SAN FRANCISCO – August 4, 2008 – Gameforge Productions INC, a developer and publisher of browser-based multiplayer titles, has announced a media partnership with Curse INC, the premier web portal for massively multiplayer games and gamers.

The first Gameforge page on will feature Ikariam, a web-based multiplayer title set in ancient islands in the Mediterranean that focuses on trade, warfare, and city-building. Players can manage resources and trade valuables with gamers from around the globe as they turn a small patch of coastal land into a full-fledged empire spanning dozens of islands.

“One of our goals is to forge strong relationships within the game industry, extending our brand in the United States,” said Lars Koschin, CEO of Gameforge Productions INC. “Curse, with its established roots within the core MMORPG audience, is a perfect partner for Ikariam and our upcoming games.”

“We believe that Gameforge titles are ideal for MMO players who are dedicated to one or more ‘hardcore’ MMORPGs” said Hubert Thieblot, the founder and CEO of Curse. “Ikariam, with its play-at-your-own-pace approachability and strong in-game community, is perfect for gamers who have few minutes to spare while crafting or waiting for their party to arrive.”
The Ikariam page on Curse will launch shortly and will include game news, forums, database, and other features. This is the second strategic media partnership that Gameforge has announced within the United States, the first being with MMORPG social networking site, MMOABC.

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About Curse Inc.
The premier MMO game portal, Curse offers gamers an unparalleled social experience revolving around their favorite games. While other websites may individually include databases, news, forums, and other offerings, Curse is the only portal with all of this and more. From video and screenshot sharing, wikis, databases, and add-on downloads to social bookmarking, blogging, forums, and guild website hosting, Curse truly is an invaluable resource for MMO gamers. You can check for more information.

About Gameforge Productions INC.
Gameforge is the largest independent supplier of browser- and client-based MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games) worldwide. More than 60 million players in 36 countries have already registered for Gameforge games, and more than 11 million people actively play the company’s online titles. OGame, a strategic space simulation game with thousands of players across the world, is one of the best known browser-based MMOGs from the Karlsruhe gaming specialist. In addition, Gameforge offers a catalogue of top titles such as Ikariam, WarpFire, Gladiatus and BiteFight to the rapidly growing market of browser-based games. The company also publishes client-based online titles such as the action-oriented Metin2 or the fantasy-rich NosTale.

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About Ikariam

Ikariam is a browser-based strategy game, that whisks players from all over the world into an antique island setting and is completely free of charge. In an era of emerging advanced civilisations, ground-breaking discoveries and destructive battles, the player leads their civilisation to honour and glory. With a comprehensive overview, great tactics and by cooperating with thousands of other players, a huge online world can be explored and seized. Ikariam has been fascinating players from around the globe since early 2008 and so far 60 million players have registered for the game. Since November 2012, the game has also been available as a mobile version on the iPad.

About Gameforge

Founded in 2003, Gameforge is a leading Western publisher and operator of widely acclaimed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and Browser-based game titles. Gameforge builds highly active and enduring global communities by supporting players through the greatest quality LiveOps, provision of localized content, engaging community management, and frequent delivery of meaningful updates.

Gameforge’s diverse portfolio of highly successful gaming brands provides different worlds with engaging experiences for players from all walks of life: core MMORPG titles Swords of Legends Online, AION, Runes of Magic, and Metin2, beloved anime MMOs Elsword and NosTale, strategy-focused browser games like OGame and Ikariam, along with indie titles such as Trigon: Space Story.

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Title: Ikariam
Genre: Strategy
Platform: Browser
Release Date: 2008
Developer: Gameforge

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