Karlsruhe, November 27, 2009. It was only four weeks ago that Gilde 1400 opened its doors to the Middle Ages, and Gameforge’s latest browser game is already aiming for 100,000 players in Germany. In over 400 cities there is already hustle and bustle, hustle and bustle and underhand intrigues. With Gilde 1400, Gameforge implemented the free online version of the well-known PC business simulation, which was nominated as “Best German Browser Game” by the German Developer Award shortly after its launch. At www.deutscher-entwicklerpreis.de/wahl/publikum.php, Gilde 1400 is also facing the public vote: fans can vote for Gilde 1400 in the “Best German Strategy Game 2009” category until November 30, 2009. The award ceremony will take place on December 9th in Essen.
Anno Domini 1400.
The world is changing and is shedding the last shadow of the Middle Ages. A golden age is ahead! Trade flourishes and as financial strength grows, so does the influence of formerly ordinary citizens on the fate of politics and the economy. The class boundaries that previously seemed to have been carved in stone have long since crumbled. Even the exclusive privileges of the nobility and the associated influence of power are no longer inaccessible for ambitious merchants, talented craftsmen and ambitious clergymen!
The browser game Gilde 1400 puts the player directly into the hustle and bustle of a medieval city. Here lies the foundation for his own family dynasty. With an honorable job, commercial skills and political cunning, he sets the right course for building a powerful economic empire. But not only the upright path, but also dark machinations and underhand intrigues can just as quickly lead to reputation, power and prosperity, even if not entirely without danger. But at the head of a guild, fame and fortune await the most skilful adventurers and reward them for the arduous way to the top!
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.
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.