Gameforge Forms Fleet With Developer keen games for a Casual Free-to-play Star TrekÂ® Browser Game Set in the Deep Space Nine Timeline
KARLSRUHE, Germany ÂSeptember 28, 2010 ÂÂ In summer 2011, Germany-based online games publisher Gameforge will invite players from around the globe to explore strange new worlds and uncharted territories in its newly dubbed free-to-play casual browser-based game,Â Star TrekÂ® Â Infinite Space, set in the Deep Space Nine timeline. To unfold the gripping story and the immersive experience for Star Trek Â Infinite Space, the publisher has enlisted award-winning developer keen games to lead development on the title.
ÂBringing keen games on board to develop Star Trek Â Infinite Space was an easy decision to make as keen has a strong history of producing outstanding titles,Â said Ralf Adam, VP of Publishing at Gameforge. ÂOur production team will work closely with keen games to bring the vision we have for Star Trek Â Infinite Space to fruition.Â
ÂWe have been incredibly excited about working on this project with Gameforge since day one,Â said Antony Christoulakis, Creative Director at keen games. ÂStar Trek is one of those franchises that every science-fiction fan would give anything to work on. We consider ourselves very lucky to have this opportunity and we are highly committed to delivering a Star Trek experience fans can be proud of.Â
Gameforge tapped keen games to develop the title in conjunction with expert Star Trek consultants Denise and Michael Okuda. Based out of Frankfurt, Germany, keen games is one of the countryÂs most established game developers with more than 17 years of experience working with numerous publishers in the industry.
Gameforge is the largest independent global provider of online games. Located in Karlsruhe, Germany, Gameforge offers 21 games in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million registered users worldwide.Â The Gameforge portfolio includes Metin2, the largest massively multiplayer online game in Europe and popular games such as OGame, Ikariam, Gates of Andaron, or Gladiatus. The Gameforge portal MMOGAME.COM integrates all Gameforge games in a comprehensive community network. Gameforge has won numerous awards, including ÂTechnology Pioneer 2009Â from the World Economic Forum and ÂEntrepreneur of the Year 2008.Â Ikariam won the German Computer Game Award 2009 in the ÂBest Browser GameÂ category. In 2010, Gameforge was awarded ÂTOP JOB Employer of the YearÂ and titled one of the best employers of 2010 by the Great Place to WorkÂ® Institute Germany.
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About keen games
keen games is one of the leading independent video game developers in Germany. The Frankfurt based company is run by veterans of game development having successfully developed games for over 17 years. With keen gamesÂ proprietary Multi-Platform Engine & Tools the company has developed games for nearly all past and all current generation consoles and platforms. The award winning games created by keen games stand out for their high accessibility and their deep gameplay.
More information at www.keengames.com