Karlsruhe, December 9, 2009. The German Developer Award 2009 in the “Best German Browser Game” category goes to “Gilde 1400”, a joint production by the Hamburg development studio Ticking Bomb Games and Gameforge, the world’s leading provider of online games. A top-class jury of industry experts and journalists selected the two companies as the best German developers in their price category.

Gilde 1400 transports its fans into the hustle and bustle of a medieval city. On www.gilde1400.de the player lays the foundation stone for his family dynasty. With an honorable job, commercial skill and political cunning, he sets the course for building a powerful economic empire. Not only honesty and trading luck, but also dark machinations and devious intrigues can quickly lead to reputation, power and prosperity. At the head of a guild, fame and fortune await the most skilled adventurers and reward them for the arduous journey to the top.

Klaas Kersting, founder and CEO of Gameforge, accepted the award on Wednesday evening together with Tobias Severin from Ticking Bomb Games in the Lichtburg in Essen. “Winning the German Developer Award is the culmination of a sensational 2009 and a great honor for the entire Gilde team,” said Kersting to offer greater incentive and lots of fun. ” Tobias Severin adds: “Gilde 1400 is a successful implementation of the well-known PC version. 100,000 enthusiastic players within just four weeks and now winning the developer award show us that we are on the right track.”

For the free virtual worlds of Gameforge, the player only needs a web browser and internet access. The game events are calculated on the Gameforge servers; an installation on the hard drive is not necessary. The game can be accessed from any computer.

About Gameforge:
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.
More information about the company: www.gameforge.com
More information about the games: www.mmogame.com