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  Swashbuckling action-MMO Kartuga prepares to set sail
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01/23/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

InnoGames, one of the worldwide leading publishers and developers of browser-based games, has today revealed that the closed beta for hotly-anticipated pirate action game Kartuga will begin in February.

When the beta launches next month, pre-registered players will have the opportunity to be among the first to conquer the world from their browser, in this jaw-dropping Unity 3D multiplayer adventure.

Kartuga is a brilliant new browser-based MMO which puts players in charge of one of three fully customisable classes of ship. The game’s core offering is simple: to deliver an ocean full of promise, adventure and potential riches – and tense, nail-biting sea-battles.

Co-operative PvP is very much the focus, with an open world for cool downs and exploring beautiful kingdoms in between battles. Each ship can be customised to suit a particular playing style – with players gaining skill points by levelling up.

And what worlds they are: with Ithosia, Kartu and the Empire of the Sun all available for plundering, players have a wonderful world to explore. And with various sectors within each world offering PvP missions or PvE quests, there’s always an adventure just over the horizon.

“So far, already 50,000 players pre-registered for the game and we cannot wait to show it to them”, says InnoGames spokesman Dennis Heinert. “The game adds new perspectives to the pirate genre. The setting does not have anything to do with clichéd Caribbean parrots, but will lead the players to three distinct areas. This is all free to play and massively multiplayer in a persistent world.”

Players have a few more days to sign up to the closed beta by heading over to www.kartuga.com.

More news on Kartuga will be revealed soon. 

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About InnoGames

With about 80 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world’s leading developers and providers of online games. The Hamburg based company has scored major successes with games such as Tribal Wars, The West and Grepolis. Currently, InnoGames employs 180 professionals from around the world, and plans to reach 250 by the end of the year.

About Ticking Bomb Games

Marco Schultz and Tobias Severin founded Ticking Bomb Games in 2008. Since 2011 they have been developing games exclusively for InnoGames. The development studio which boasts over 30 employees, won the coveted Deutschen Entwickler Preis (German Developer Awards) for its browser title Europe 1400. Their greatest expertise lies in the area of Unity3D.