Hamburg, March 18, 2015 – With the pirate MMO Seafight turning nine years old, there'll be a non-stop party at the HQ of the online gaming giant Bigpoint. Of course, this momentous occasion will also be celebrated in the game with a big birthday event. More than 42 million registered players can look forward to receiving a rare pet that everyone who logs into the game on March 18th will receive. With this unique companion, players will receive 10% more gold when defeating monsters as well as an additional boost to their voodoo points.
“Due to the fact that our players love a challenge, we've added a new game mechanism to the birthday event this year – the challenge mode,” explains Jan Yves Josten, the Producer of Seafight. Thanks to this new feature, players can choose which difficulty level they'd like to compete at on the new boss map (aka “dungeon”) during the birthday event. Depending on the level of difficulty selected, there will be extraordinary rewards and ranking points for all players. A gigantic end boss will also be waiting to finish off the event.
Seafight is the perfect example of a long-running and successful action game: “There are only a few online games which can maintain constant success over a nine-year period,” says Producer, Josten. “We owe this success to our passionate players for whom we develop new and exciting content and events on a weekly and monthly basis. We've thought up some nice things with which to surprise our dedicated community in the upcoming months.”
With around 30 team members, Seafight's development team based in Hamburg, Germany, tries to closely coordinate with the fan community as much as possible. The results of which are new and thrilling quests, regular tournaments with prizes as well as new ships and equipment with which to survive PvE and PvP battles.
Since recently introducing the so-called Transmo System, players have been able to set-up their ships quicker and more easily than ever before. PvP fighters regularly compete against thousands of opponents in the Clash event as well in the Marauders' Days event. For those who want to join in the birthday event, “The Hunt for Typhon”, simply log into www.seafight.com from March 18th.
Bigpoint is a leading online game developer and publisher worldwide. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint designs high-quality games for all gamer segments in browser-based gaming and on mobile devices. The bigpoint.com portal and more than 1,000 international distribution partners and media companies ensure global reach.
Employees from 35 countries use state-of-the-art technology to transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts, while setting international standards to fulfill the expectations of more than 350 million gamers in over 200 countries.
Every one of the 40 online games in Bigpoint´s portfolio is free-to-play and includes a customized micropayment system for each game to allow users to make micro payments to speed up their game progression.
Many of the titles have won various international prizes and audience awards, such as the MMO of the Year 2013 for Rising Cities and the Best Browser MMORPG 2012 for Drakensang Online.
In addition to its headquarters in Hamburg, Bigpoint holds a development hub in Berlin, a mobile game studio in Lyon and maintains a presence throughout Europe and in the USA for distribution purposes.
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