Karlsruhe, November 30, 2009. Karlsruhe, November 30, 2009 – Gameforge, the world’s largest independent provider of online games, secured an excellent position 20 in the ‘Deloitte Technology Fast 500’ EMEA ranking and achieved 5th place in the “Internet” category . Place. The award, first presented in 1997, goes to the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
The evaluation criterion is the average percentage sales growth over the last five financial years. The Karlsruhe online specialist Gameforge recorded an impressive increase in sales of 6,261 percent during this time. “This great placement in the” Deloitte Technology Fast 500 “EMEA ranking shows that German companies can absolutely keep up in international comparison. We have a great team that is rightly in a top position, “says Klaas Kersting, Managing Director of Gameforge.
A short time before, Gameforge had already taken second place in the ‘Technology Fast 50 Award’ among the fastest growing technology companies in Germany.
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Gameforge is the world’s largest independent provider of browser and client-based online games. The Karlsruhe-based company offers 17 games in over 50 languages, including Metin2, the largest massively multiplayer online game in Europe. The Gameforge portfolio also includes well-known games such as OGame, Ikariam, Gilde1400, 4Story or Gladiatus. The Gameforge portal MMOGAME integrates all Gameforge games into a comprehensive community network. Gameforge has received numerous awards, including the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2008” and the “Technology Pioneer 2009” from the World Economic Forum. ‘Ikariam’ won the German Computer Game Award in 2009 in the “Best Browser Game” category.