Karlsruhe, 19/07/2012. From the 15th to the 19th of August, Gameforge will present its new premium MMO game RaiderZ at Gamescom in Cologne to a large audience for the first time. The innovative online role-playing world will be publicly playable for the first time in Germany in hall 6 at booth B011, which will cover a total of 320 square metres. In addition, the team will provide a sneak-peak at the next big content update for AION. Over 50 game terminals will be available at the Gameforge booth, allowing visitors to test out both RaiderZ and AION 3.0 extensively. Meanwhile, models in RaiderZ-inspired fantasy costumes will be at the booth and roaming the halls as walking acts in order to draw attention.
Well known from GIGA Games, the popular presenter team of Florian Kamolz and Michael Bister will host an entertaining stage programme on all public days. The programme will include regular presentations and developer panels on both high-calibre online games. In the main daily raffle, booth visitors will have the chance to win high-quality fan gear every afternoon. In a special photo cabin at the booth, fans will be able to equip fantasy weapons and have themselves photographed and imported into 3D environments from AION or RaiderZ. During the exhibition, Gameforge will broadcast a live-stream of the action at their booth on a micro-site on their portal www.gameforge.com. In the coming days, the team will announce many more details about the convention programme on the websites for RaiderZ (www.raiderz-europe.com) and AION (www.aionfreetoplay.com), as well as on the Gameforge portal.
RaiderZ is an online role-playing game that will test players tactical prowess in combat. The fantasy game world is distinguished by its action-oriented combat system, its free character development, and the hunt for all kinds of impressive bosses. Gameforge will offer the title as a free download in the second half of 2012, according to current plans. AION is the most successful MMO title from Korean developer NCsoft®. The game world has been continually developed and expanded upon with numerous updates. Since February 2012, Gameforge has offered AION for free in Europe. The announced content update to AION 3.0 will be one of the most comprehensive updates in the game’s existence and will bring a housing area, mounts, and many other new features to the game.
For those interested in starting a professional career in the gaming industry, Gameforge will also have a stand in the Jobs & Careers area: hall 10, stand E60. The company has around 70 exciting job offers available for its locations in Karlsruhe and Berlin: http://corporate.gameforge.com/karriere.
In the Business Center, the teams from Gameforge and its subsidiary Frogster (soon to be renamed to Gameforge Berlin AG) will present themselves together for the first time. At stand B021/C020 in hall 4, the team will present the closed beta version of RaiderZ and the forthcoming content for AION to national and international media. Gameforge will also give selected media representatives a glimpse at their first mobile projects. For the scheduling of press appointments, the team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org as of now.
In addition to PR, the teams from the Executive Board and Management, as well as Licensing, Marketing, Business Development, Product Management, and Payment, will of course also be available for talks in the Business Center. On the day for trade visitors, Wednesday, the 15th of August, Gameforge will receive invited guests at an after-work chill-out party in the spacious lounge at their business stand from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
With an impressive portfolio of around 20 titles and over 300 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) in the western hemisphere. The internationally active corporate group, based in Karlsruhe, offers its online games in more than 50 languages. Its portfolio includes client-based game worlds such as AION, TERA, Europe’s most successful MMOG Metin2, 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ as well as browser-based online games such as the award-winning Ikariam and OGame. The company employs approximately 600 staff members at its Karlsruhe and Berlin locations. Gameforge was founded by its CEO Alexander Rösner in 2003.