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10. November 2016

New Summoner Pilot Class Available

Karlsruhe, November 10th 2016 – Leading European video game publisher Gameforge and developer Sparkypants Studios continue to improve Dropzone with the latest update, the all-new Summoner Pilot Class. In today’s update, a new “Summoner” class joins the ranks of the battle-forged Rigs to hunt cores on Jupiter’s moon of Europa. The pilots operating these gigantic war machines are specialized in using the Kavash for their own purposes as well as teleporting friendly Rigs across the map. The Summoner Pilot Class brings all-new gameplay strategies, tactical action and gear options to Dropzone.  Players will be able to outfit their squad of Rigs in new ways with the Summoner as they explore new strategies, Rig configurations and tactical gameplay options to dominate their opponents. Dropzone continues to redefine the RTS space and promises to be freshest take on the genre in 2017 and beyond.

The new class trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2sRvfRnSA gives an initial insight.

Summoner – Manipulation at its finest

Armed with an oversized and deadly Lapse Generator, Gravity Gun or Replicating Rifle, the three Summoner pilots Plutus, General Vex and Pandora join the mix of Rigs. Unlike the Tank, Gunner or Mechanic classes, the Summoner relies on map-influencing effects. They can manipulate the Kavash Hives to direct hostile aliens against the opposing player or create impasses to cut off strategic points on the map. Players can now combine existing classes with the all-new Summoner class to drive more diverse play strategies and tactical action. Every player in the current Closed Beta gets access to the first Summoner pilot directly in their account and can unlock new exciting gear game by game.

Each pilot fights for their own reason. General Vex from the House of Swords fights as a noblewoman against the Kavash and wants to retake the moon of Europa, while Plutus, who sees the Cores as a gift of the ancient race, wants to win his holy war. Pandora on the other hand has high hopes for the Exiles. She wants to end the battles for Europa and return peace to the entire system.

About Sparkypants Studios

Sparkypants Studios is a AAA game studio located in beautiful Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 2011, Sparkypants is comprised of veterans of award-winning game franchises such as Rise of Nations, Civilization II, Alpha Centauri, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and Catan. Sparkypants has always believed that collaboration and iteration are pillars of great game development. Passionate about the games it makes (and plays), Sparkypants is on a mission to redefine the multiplayer strategy space and have fun doing it.

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 client-based titles such as prized role-playing game AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. In future, competitive RTS Dropzone and action-laden Anime MMORPG SoulWorker will add to the collection. Popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering.

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21. April 2015

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27. January 2015

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30. October 2014

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27. August 2014

S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2: ESL EURO SERIES Finals on 27th September 2014 in Cologne

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08. May 2014

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28. February 2014

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23. January 2014

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19. December 2013

Elsword: update introduces new playable character ‘Ara’

Includes the Sander region and six new dungeons | Third version of the Dark Portal launching

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12. November 2013

S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2: first official eSports tournament starts 24th November

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31. October 2013

Runes of Magic captures Italy

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18. October 2013

S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2: Alien-Update comes with three new game modes

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04. October 2013

TERA: Rising – October update delivers new high-level dungeons

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25. September 2013

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29. August 2013

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16. August 2013

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07. August 2013

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27. June 2013

AION Free-to-Play: language versions for Spain, Italy and Poland announced

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24. June 2013

AION Free-to-Play: update 4.0 on its way to Europe

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06. May 2013

Wizard101: new world Azteca opens its gates

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03. May 2013

TERA: Rising – Fantasy MMO Celebrates First Birthday

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13. March 2013

TERA: Rising – Over Half a Million New Players Since Free-to-Play Launch

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27. February 2013

AION: Fantasy MMO celebrates first free-to-play anniversary

Events and specials to mark the occasion | Update 3.9 coming in April Karlsruhe, 27.02.2013 – one year ago, popular fantasy-MMO AION made the switch to a free-to-play model in Europe with publisher Gameforge. The team will be celebrating the anniversary of this occasion with… more

26. February 2013

Metin2: Gameforge releases “The Dark Dragons” expansion

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05. February 2013

TERA: Rising – Fantasy MMO Now Free to Play in Europe

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30. January 2013

TERA free-to-play to launch February 5th in Europe

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09. January 2013

TERA going Free-to-Play in Europe

Action-orientated fantasy-MMO switching to free-play model in February 2013 Karlsruhe, 09.01.2013 – Gameforge AG, one of the world’s largest providers of online games is announcing today that in February 2013, the much-loved fantasy MMO TERA will be switching from the former subscription model to free-to-play.… more

19. December 2012

AION Free-to-Play: Gameforge to publish Update 3.5 in Europe on 16.01.2013

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06. November 2012

Ikariam to make history on the iPad

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30. October 2012

OGame: Space strategy hit now on iPad

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19. September 2012

NosTale: Content update and community event for 5th birthday

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07. August 2012

AION Free-to-Play: update 3.0 to launch in Europe on the 15.08.2012

Gameforge to publish the most extensive expansion since the game’s release Karlsruhe, 07/08/2012 – The long-awaited release of Update 3.0, the most extensive expansion since AION’s release, is imminent. On the 15.08.2012, players will be able to use two brand new areas and countless new… more

27. July 2012

Metin2: Outfit and Energy Systems implemented

Two new systems and a sporty event for the 2012 summer games Karlsruhe, 27.07.2012 - The hunt for medals is open in the kingdom of the Dragon God. In time for the start of the 2012 summer games in London, Gameforge will be entertaining Metin2… more

12. June 2012

Igniting the Fires of Shadowforge

Runes of Magic Chapter V – Fires of Shadowforge officially starts today It’s finally here: the Fires of Shadowforge have been lit! Frogster has opened the gates to the fifth chapter of its successful fantasy MMO, Runes of Magic. Fires of Shadowforge introduces a new… more

06. June 2012

AION Free-to-Play: Battle of the Factions in Tiamaranta

New fortresses and artefacts invite you to the ultimate showdown Karlsruhe, 06/06/2012 – AION’s upcoming update 3.0 is its most extensive since its release. Along with countless innovations in PvE (player vs. environment), it also offers new challenges for high level players in PvP (players… more

05. June 2012

The Spell Has Been Broken

New cinematic trailer for Runes of Magic recounts the story of the Shadowforge Dwarves With an impressive cinematic trailer, Frogster has entered the home straight for the release of Runes of Magic: Chapter V – Fires of Shadowforge on 12 June 2012. In a sequence… more

01. June 2012

The Scorched Earth of Rorazan

Challenging new high-level content coming soon to Runes of Magic In less than two weeks, on 12 June, the successful MMORPG Runes of Magic will be expanded with its fifth chapter, Fires of Shadowforge, and the doors will be opened to a surreal and hostile… more

25. May 2012

AION free-to-play: new instances in update 3.0

Six additional instances offer groups and individual players challenging battles as well as epic rewards Karlsruhe, 25.05.12 – With the upcoming AION update 3.0, NCsoft® and Gameforge have brand new challenges in store for players level 55 and upwards. Numerous opponents lie in wait for… more

25. May 2012

Rise of the Dwarves

Frogster provides details about new zones and instances in Runes of Magic With ‘Fires of Shadowforge’, the fifth chapter of the successful MMORPG Runes of Magic set to be released on the 12th of June, a new race will be introduced to the world of… more

24. May 2012

Ikariam: update brings a fresh look to the digital ancient world

New version re-energizes the popular browser strategy game with a brand-new layout, new features and improved ease of use Karlsruhe, 24.05.2012 - Gameforge, Europe's leading provider of online games has breathed new life into the popular browser game Ikariam. Thanks to launch of update 0.5.0,… more

16. May 2012

AION Free-to-Play: details about housing, the weather system and new handicrafting introduced

Karlsruhe, 16/05/12 – With AION free-to-play’s upcoming update 3.0, NCsoft® and Gameforge will be enriching the game with an extensive housing system. Thanks to the new construction handcrafting feature, own homes can be customised to suit the player’s needs. Regular season changes, which are bound… more

16. May 2012

Modern Technology or Dark Magic?

Frogster provides details on the two new classes in Runes of Magic Only a few weeks remain until the anxiously anticipated release of Fires of Shadowforge, the fifth chapter of the Fantasy MMORPG Runes of Magic. Now, Frogster is providing details on the two new… more

15. May 2012

Power and Intrigue

First patch activates the political system in TERA Today’s release of the first patch for Action MMO TERA will see the game’s political system undergoing an expansion. As of tomorrow, players with a level 50 character that also proudly serves as a guild leader will… more

10. May 2012

AION Free-to-Play: Gameforge releases information about the 3.0 Update

First information about new areas and mounts Karlsruhe, 10.05.2012 – The AION development team is currently working on AION free-to-play’s most extensive update so far. Amongst countless new features, there will be two new areas and a mount system, which will allow players to explore… more

03. May 2012

The Time Has Come

Frogster celebrates official launch of TERA The Berlin-based publisher Frogster is pleased to announce the successful launch of its long-anticipated MMO game TERA, developed by Bluehole Studio. Players have been invading the 10 servers set up for the launch since midday today (CEST). New players… more

27. April 2012

TERA Ready for Head Start

First players will jump into the action combat game today Soon the long wait will come to an end. In just a few hours, today at 3 pm (CEST), TERA will open its gates for head start. Before players enter the servers for the first… more

03. April 2012

AION Free to Play: over 750,000 new players after only four weeks!

Since the release of the Free-to-Play version, AION has become one of the most successful titles in Gameforge’s portfolio Karlsruhe, 3rd of April 2012 – only four weeks after the successful MMORPG AION switched to a Free-to-Play model, Gameforge is announcing the first batch of… more

30. March 2012

Dark Spirits Usher in the Fourth Closed Beta

Frogster releases all the details on the next closed beta phase of TERA Players will now have the opportunity to explore hitherto uncharted regions in TERA during the fourth closed beta phase from Friday the 30th of March until Sunday the 1st of April. The… more

23. March 2012

Fifth Runes of Magic Chapter Coming in June

Chapter V – Fires of Shadowforge to introduce new race Frogster will be releasing the fifth chapter to the online role-playing game Runes of Magic in June, entitled Fires of Shadowforge. The expansion will bring new zones complete with dungeons as well as a brand… more

29. February 2012

AION free-to-play: two new trailers shed light on the Elyos and the Asmodians

As from last night AION is officially Free to Play. The first players are already exploring the world of Atreia and in doing so, can influence the war between the Asmodians and the Elyos. To celebrate and prepare our players for their upcoming adventures, we… more

23. February 2012

AION free-to-play: European launch on the 28th of February!

Update 3.0 to follow in spring 2012 | Premium currency for former subscribers Karlsruhe, 23/02/2012 – Gameforge AG announced today that AION will switch to free-to-play on the 28th of February 2012 . The change-over will occur simultaneously for the German, French and English language… more

10. February 2012

New to AION Free-to-Play: Polished Levelling, Better Graphics, More Challenges

Karlsruhe, 10/02/2012 – Thousands of players have been calling the fantasy world of Atreia their home since 2009 in the online role-playing game, AION. But what has changed since its launch? The wishes of the community have been answered with several updates, and the game… more

02. February 2012

Beta dates, Pre-Order and Sneak Peek Revealed

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About TERA, and More! Starting on February 4th 2012, players will be able to jump into the world of TERA and those who have a special access key will be able to experience the thrill of true action combat.… more

12. January 2012

Frogster Announces TERA Beta Sign Up

European fans can now sign up for the beta tests on the official website Frogster has today opened the beta sign up for its upcoming action-MMORPG TERA. Those who register on the official website will go into the running to enter the European closed beta,… more

16. December 2011

Aion turns free-to-play: What this means for existing and future players

Gameforge reveals details about the free to play model Karlsruhe, 16.12.2011 -- Gameforge, Europe’s leading developer and publisher of online games, today revealed details about the account model for fantasy MMO Aion. With Aion’s relaunch at the beginning of February, the game will switch from… more

14. December 2011

Aion changes Business model to free-to-play in Europe

NCsoft®’s successful fantasy MMO switches to free to play model and teams up with Gameforge for its operations in Europe Karlsruhe/Seoul, 14.12.2011 – Gameforge, Europe's leading provider of online games, and NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, today announced… more

16. November 2011

The Mighty Three

Frogster releases trailers, concept art and development notes on three of TERA’s BAMs Three of many colossal monsters you’ll be facing off against in TERA have been detailed today by Frogster, the European publishers of the upcoming MMORPG launching Spring 2012.  The Teraliths, Kumas and… more

15. November 2011

Souls of the Past

Trailer Announces Upcoming Runes of Magic Content Patch Frogster has today released a brand-new teaser for the upcoming Runes of Magic update, ‘Souls of the Past’. As of 22nd November, the level-cap increase from 67 to 70 will allow players to access a new region,… more

18. October 2011

Between a Rock and a Hot Place

Frogster flies you to Fyrmount with a new flythrough video A breathtaking flythrough video and more information on the seductive Castanic race have been unveiled by the Berlin based publisher, Frogster.  The emblematic Castanics are one of 7 races from the forthcoming triple-A MMO TERA,… more

21. September 2011

Rock Out With Your Camera Out

Music Video Contest Launches with Great Prizes The Berlin-based publisher Frogster is inviting Runes of Magic players to enter a massive music video contest called ‘Rock Taborea’. The challenge is for players to produce a music video for the popular a cappella metal band Van… more

07. September 2011

Gamescom Dungeon Video

For those that missed our TERA presentation at Gamescom this year, here it is. We ran attendees through the ‘Necromancy Research Office’, located in TERA’s second continent, Southern Shara.  Perched atop Mount Tryannas, the Research Office is home to all number of foul experiments, and… more

18. August 2011

David and Goliath

New Gamescom Trailer, Website and Screenshots Revealed With the masses rapidly descending on Gamescom to devour all the latest gaming has to offer, Frogster is pumping up adrenaline levels even further with a new trailer for its highly anticipated action MMORPG, TERA. Dragons, gargantuan monsters… more

03. August 2011

Frogster Reveals European Launch Schedule for Anticipated MMO, TERA

Details on the Alpha and Beta Tests plus Release Timing Frogster can today announce that TERA, the much anticipated action MMORPG, will launch in Spring 2012. Previously scheduled for 2011, the release has been postponed in order to fully integrate various content updates into the… more

28. July 2011

Play RoM, Get Rich!

Huge Runes of Magic Competition to give away prizes worth over €10,000 in total Today marks the start of two eventful weeks for the players of the fantasy MMORPG Runes of Magic. Berlin-based publisher Frogster is holding a new competition with prizes worth over €10,000… more

22. July 2011

To Hell and Back

Screenshots Galore as TERA ramps up for Gamescom Three weeks before Gamescom gets underway, where secrets will be revealed, games uncovered and minds will be blown, Frogster unleashes a bevy of beautiful new TERA screenshots to whet your appetite for the big show ahead. The… more

07. July 2011

Prayers That Fall on Deaf Ears

New Dark Cathedral Dungeon Flythrough The echoed chants that reverberate through the halls of Dark Cathedral are not meant to catch the ear of a God, they are intended to bring one back. In this new dungeon flythrough TERA players can get a head start… more

16. June 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair Officially Released Today The anticipated fourth chapter of the successful online role playing game, Runes of Magic, launches today. Amongst a range of other new additions, ‘Lands of Despair’ introduces four fantastic new regions featuring never-before-seen… more

08. June 2011

E3 2011

All the assets from Frogster’s games at this year’s show. It’s June, and that can only mean one thing, E3 is underway! Frogster is at this year’s show to show off two of its upcoming titles, TERA and Runes of Magic: Chapter IV - Lands… more

01. June 2011

Broaden Your Horizons

TERA update boasts new zones, level cap upgrade and more Just over 3 months after TERA, the action-MMO, launched in South Korea to record breaking numbers, publisher Frogster is pleased to announce a wide range of new updates players will be seeing when it launches… more

26. May 2011

First Rom-Cast Available Today

Frogster Starts Video Podcast from the World of Taborea Publisher Frogster released the first Rom-Cast today. This podcast series, based on the MMORPG hit Runes of Magic, presents all the happenings in the world of Taborea in regular instalments on the community site. From now… more

17. May 2011

The Art of an Arsenal

TERA’s Crafting, Enchantment and Customisation Revealed Frogster is pleased to unveil more of TERA’s rich crafting, enchantment and customisation system.  With the sheer might of the game’s Big Ass Monsters, players will not only need to adapt their play style and skill set, but also… more

12. May 2011

The Rueful History of Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair

The Sinister Motives of Demon Sismond Revealed ‘Chapter IV – Lands of Despair’, the next chapter in the successful MMORPG Runes of Magic, lures players into a dark and menacing new world. The Land of Malevolence has been ravaged by a deadly plague that threatens… more

29. April 2011

A WIZ-ICAL WEDDING!

Attention all wizards! In honour of the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Wizard101 is putting on a Royal wedding of its own and all Wizards are invited! Her Royal Majesty the Queen of Marleybone requests the honour of your company at Wolfminster… more

27. April 2011

Runes of Magic: The War of the Dwarves

Chapter IV reveals a previously unknown battlefield, two new races and more Time’s running out for the hundreds of players fighting it out on the closed beta servers of Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair. With only two days left before the… more

21. April 2011

Next Update Hides A Little Surprise

Players have got until the 29th of April to do away with as many zombies and maniacal clowns as they possibly can in the current closed beta phase of Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair. Even if a special few manage to… more

31. March 2011

Dictators Need Not Apply

First European online test and new political system revealed. With a hiss and with a whir the cogs of TERA have been set in motion as Frogster announces the first online test of its systems is to start today, the 31st March. 1,500 of the… more

15. March 2011

Get the party started!

Runes of Magic celebrates three years of gaming glory with a boatload of events The fantasy online role-playing game Runes of Magic is approaching its three-year anniversary and cordially invites all players to take part in the celebration. During the big birthday week from the… more

08. March 2011

A Glimpse into the Lands of Despair

New Teaser for ‘Chapter IV – Lands of Despair’ reveals a dark force threatening the land The closed beta for the next chapter of the highly anticipated MMORPG, ‘Runes of Magic’ gets underway in less than a month’s time, with a new teaser revealing more… more

22. February 2011

The horror! The horror!

Two new trailers expose the murky depths of TERA's universe. The terror of the undead and the spider-infested caves of Arachne await you in the far-flung corners of TERA’s world. Explorers beware, for the perils you face inside these caves pose two very different and… more

16. February 2011

Faith in others is nothing without faith in yourself

In-depth background on High Elves and Priest revealed As the world of TERA draws ever closer, more information is uncovered about the mysterious High Elf race and Priest class.  The High Elves, a deeply spiritual and ambitious race from the great city of Allemantheia, will… more

12. February 2011

GET WIZ-ICAL WITH THE KIDS!

Following huge success in the US, Wizard 101 has now arrived in the UK to capitivate the minds of budding wizards! Wizard 101 is set in a magical Wizard City, where the wizarding world is looking for apprentices!  An award-winning concept - including mmorpg.com’s ‘Best… more

25. January 2011

A Trail of Devastation

Getting Acquainted with the Classes Frogster is delighted to present eight fresh trailers showcasing impressive battle scenes from each class in TERA. The trailers will let fans discover special class features which have not yet been shown in any detail. Be it the magical presence… more

17. January 2011

TERA Launch Date Revealed

Frogster Announces European Release Date for Anticipated Action-MMO The wait is nearly over. European publishers Frogster have today announced the launch date for their much anticipated action MMO, TERA.  On May 3rd 2012, TERA will be available to purchase and digitally download across Europe. COO… more

11. January 2011

Promising start for TERA Open Beta Test in Korea

Latest trailer encourages thousands of players to register for the Open Beta Phase A new trailer announcing 11th January as the start of the Korean Open beta was unveiled a few days ago. In case you missed it, Frogster presents the localised version so you… more

16. December 2010

It’s a kind of magic…

Frogster unveils details on the human race history and two classes Frogster, the Berlin-based publisher, goes further on its revelations about TERA, the pioneering action packed MMORPG, expected to be launched in 2011. Further details on two classes, the Mystic and the Sorcerer, are released… more

22. November 2010

TERA on the red carpet

Brand new TERA trailer brings the story of TERA to life TERA offers gamers a back story packed with lore that is as rich as the graphics on-screen. The Berlin-based European publisher of TERA, Frogster, is pleased to unsheathe a sharp new trailer that shows… more

12. November 2010

TERA: “They aren’t going to stab themselves”

The unveiling of the amani race and lancer class and TERA’s take on achievement system. The highly anticipated title, TERA, is due to set trails ablaze in the MMORPG world in 2011. The TERA race and class series rolls on with an unveiling of the… more

29. October 2010

TERA-fying Halloween Assets Available for Download

This Halloween the world of TERA will also be making a bump in the night. As all things haunted and ghoulish take to the streets this weekend, we are pleased to be able to give you a terrifying taste of some spooky screenshots from the… more

28. October 2010

Dark mystery meets deadly speed

The diversity of TERA: Castanics and slayer in the spotlight The members of the castanics tribe are marked by a dark past. As such, the castanics are among the most mysterious people in the world of TERA. The slayer class, in contrast, is known for… more

18. August 2010

Formal signing of licence agreement for TERA at Gamescom

Frogster board and Bluehole CEO seal the deal for the European licence at the Cologne games show Frogster and Bluehole kicked off Gamescom in Cologne this morning by officially signing the licence agreement to publish TERA in Europe. Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Studios, Inc.… more

18. August 2010

New trailer and new website for the Gamescom

Frogster unveils an exclusive action-packed trailer for TERA On the first day of the Gamescom, Frogster unveils a brand new and exclusive trailer and the start of the official website for their new heavyweight title, TERA. The video will first be shown on the TERA… more

12. August 2010

Arborea unveiled

The world of the state-of-the-art online game TERA relates its history Frogster, leading video game publisher based in Berlin, reveals some details about the lore of its highly-ambitious online role-playing game TERA. The developer Bluehole Studio Inc. spent years on the creation of the background… more

14. July 2010

Frogster brings TERA to Europe

Highly-ambitious action online role-playing game to set new standards and herald a new generation of MMORPGs in 2011 Frogster has secured the publishing rights to TERA and brings the highly-ambitious online role-playing game developed by Bluehole Studio Inc. to Europe. With this exciting new license,… more

05. August 2009

OGame

Legendary strategy game blasts off with a brand-new look Karlsruhe (Germany), August 5th 2009 - The time has come for millions of galactic emperors to rejoice: In "OGame - Next Generation" galactic colonization gets a fresh new look. With over 30 million fans around the… more

10. September 2008

Gameforge Unveils Official Game Trailer for Ikariam

Teaser Trailer to Introduce the Elegant, Browser-Based Strategy Game SAN FRANCISCO - September 10, 2008 - Gameforge Productions Inc., a developer and publisher of browser-based multiplayer games, today released the teaser trailer for Ikariam, the massively multiplayer strategy game. The trailer offers a quick glance into… more

05. August 2008

Gameforge Announces Media Partnership with Curse.com

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… more