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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
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,
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
More news on Kartuga will be revealed soon.
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.