press release

26. April 2022

The space MMO OGame is getting a huge expansion and will soon also be available as an app

The strategy MMO classic developed by Gameforge is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. // The new "Life Forms" expansion offers many new possibilities and strategies on the way to galactic domination. // The game will soon also be available on mobile devices.

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Karlsruhe (April 26, 2022) – Gameforge , publisher of popular games such as AION, NosTale, Metin2, Trigon: Space Story and Swords of Legends Online, is pleased to announce that its in-house space strategy MMO OGame , which players already enthusiastic for a long time, this year the largest expansion to date will appear. With the Life Forms expansion , extraterrestrial peoples are introduced, which, thanks to their own buildings and technologies, enable countless new strategies.

Gameforge also announced today that OGame will also be playable on smartphones and tablets in the future. The new app promises the full gaming experience, including the upcoming Life Forms expansion . As the year progresses, players will also be able to explore and conquer new galaxies on their Android and iOS devices. Anyone who would like to take part in the beta test from the end of May 2022 will find all the information on the Gameforge website: click .

” OGame turns 20 in October, and what better way to celebrate than with brand new content and release on new platforms?” says Chief Technology Officer Hannes Anders. “We are also looking forward to the anniversary internally, as OGame is the first game developed by Gameforge itself. I’m particularly proud as I’ve been involved in the development of the OGame app and the new Lifeforms expansion, and I really look forward to player reactions! As a team, we are committed to providing quality content to the millions of games fans who love OGame and our other legacy titles, so we are very excited to now release these two major updates. 

Extension of life forms

Rediscover OGame with the first major expansion in almost a decade! As a natural progression to improve gameplay, the Lifeforms expansion will populate the OGame universe with four species – Humans, Rock’tal, Mechas and Kaelesh, each with their own buildings and technologies. Players can colonize their planets with life forms, manage food production and research new technologies to discover other alien species and expand their empires. Those who develop a diverse civilization and cleverly combine the abilities of the different life forms will have countless new strategies for conquering space at their disposal.

Players have the choice of improving resource extraction and production as influential miners, building an overpowering, destructive fleet as power-hungry emperors, or exploring the endless expanses of space as explorers in search of raw materials and allies. Both veterans and newcomers alike will find the strategy that perfectly suits their playing style.

These four unique species come into play with the Lifeforms expansion:

Humans: This life form is available to all players from the start. Thanks to the development of hyperspace drive in the 21st century, humans have spread throughout the universe. Friendly to other races, they have the best foundations for excellent trade relations. The versatile people offer players a first insight into the various technologies. They are the only people who have the ability to discover other life forms.

Rock’tal: This life form inhabits inhospitable planets that orbit close to the respective sun. With a slowed metabolism and stone-like skin, these creatures brave the extreme heat. The Rock’tal are skilled miners and offer increased resource and energy production. They also have the ability to convert fleets destroyed in attacks on their planets into resources.

Mechas: Controlled by an emotionless artificial intelligence, the Mechas seek only to subjugate all other life forms, steal their resources and improve their own production. They can reproduce faster than other life forms because they are manufactured in factories. The advantages and abilities of the mechas enable them to speed up ship construction. They can also salvage more ships with higher fighting power from battles.

Kaelesh: Due to their innate urge to explore, most Kaelesh spend their lives traveling the endless universe in search of like-minded people. They specialize in technologies that improve exploration. Therefore, they conduct expeditions and research faster, which gives them more resources. The Kaelesh have developed a deep understanding of the universe, making them more likely to create moons and enlarge the moons of the planets they populate.

 Other innovations:

  • 48 new buildings, 12 per life form : Players start as humans with 12 buildings. Through development, they are able to discover and research new species, giving them more buildings at their disposal.
  • 72 New Race-Specific Technologies, 18 per Life Form: As players progress through the new content, they unlock race-specific tech trees. These can be freely combined to improve combat power, research and production, among other things. The more species, the more possibilities!
  • Two New Resources: The expansion adds two new resources to the game: life forms and food. Players can settle life forms on their planets to unlock race-specific technologies, but at the same time they should keep an eye on food production. When life forms consume too much food too quickly, they begin to starve and may even become extinct. Unlike food, life forms as a resource cannot be transported or stolen. However, they can be killed in a successful attack on planets.

The OGame expansion Lebensformen will be coming to PC in the next few weeks. It will also be available for Android and iOS with the upcoming app coming later this year. For more information on the Life Forms expansion, click .

Developed by Gameforge CEO Alexander Rösner and released on October 3, 2002, OGame is one of the longest-lived sci-fi MMOs. More than 100 million players are currently registered worldwide. It all starts with founding a small colony on a previously uninhabited planet. Using the resources of their new homeland and their tactical skills, players build an empire, research new technologies and build a formidable war fleet. They expand their empire by colonizing planets, forging tactical alliances or competing against other players in space battles. Subdue alien galaxies in an unprecedented campaign of conquest and rise to become the most powerful ruler in the universe!OGame can be played on Windows PC via the Gameforge client be played and is available in 26 languages. The Lifeforms expansion will be released this year and is free. The OGame app will be released later this year for Android and iOS mobile devices and can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. Players can join the beta test on the public test server starting today.

More information and news about OGame can be found on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube , on Discord or on the official Gameforge website .

About OGame

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'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 16th anniversary this year and in doing so, can be counted as a veteran amongst browser games.

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.

More information is available on gameforge.com.

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

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