Funcom enters cooperation with gamigo AG
Anarchy Online is the newest generation of Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPG) with several dimentions catering for thousands of players simultanously. The German dimension will be staffed by German speaking Gamemasters and ARKs (Advisors of Rubi-Ka), and gamigo will also provide regular customer service outside the game. The game itself will remain in English for now.
In addition to the German dimension, there will be a new official Anarchy Online website in German keeping the players updated with the latest news and developments of the game.
"We are very happy! gamigo is the perfect partner whose experiences in customer support and community building for online games will help us form ideal synergies to greatly improve the accessibility of Anarchy Online for German players", says André Backen, president of Funcom, in regards to the cooperation with gamigo AG.
Recently being awarded "Best MMORPG 2001" in PC Gamer (US) as well as "Best Multi-Player Game" at ECTS 2001, Anarchy Online offers a fascinating gaming experience in a living, thriving virtual world. Players have to choose sides in an epic struggle over the control of the planet Rubi-Ka, almost 30,000 years in the future. The game particularly stands out because of its great graphics, depth of gameplay and variety in character customization.
Players who own a copy of Anarchy Online already (be it retail version or magazine CD) don’t have to worry about compatibility issues. All versions of Anarchy Online will be compatible with the German AO-Server.
The German dimension will launch in early May. More details will be announced shortly, including information about the upcoming German betatest.
About Funcom - As an international games developer and publisher, Funcom has offices in Switzerland, PC development along with marketing in Norway, and a new customer support and marketing office in Durham, North Carolina. Formed in 1993, Funcom is best known for The Longest Journey (www.longestjourney.com), voted Adventure Game of the Year 2000 by both PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World. Anarchy Online (www.anarchy-online.com) is the company’s most recent success, having been released for the PC in the summer of 2001 and awarded Best Massively Multiplayer Game by PC Gamer. Funcom has had an impressive development track record producing titles for many platforms such as Pocahontas, Casper, Speed Punks, and Championship Motocross. The company now publishes and develops massively multi-player online games exclusively for the PC. For more details about Funcom, please visit www.funcom.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About gamigo – Launched in November 2000, www.gamigo.de - run by gamigo AG – quickly became the biggest gaming portal of the German speaking Internet (51,8 Mio Page Impressions, 4,3 Mio Visits according to IVW Messung 03/02) On gamigo the user finds magazines for all current gaming platforms, a big community area, Cheats, Guides, and additional services like online games, special sites and server hosting for the most popular games as well as an online shop for games; gamigo offers everything a gamer might wish for. For a few months gamigo has been successfully running the MMORPG "Die 4te Offenbarung". The top title Anarchy Online is a great addition to gamigo’s Massively Multiplayer Online Game portfolio. In addition to the fantasy-themed title "Die 4te Offenbarung" gamigo is now also able to cater for the needs of all the science-fiction fans out there.