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Hamburg, February 12, 2014. The award-winning browser
game Goodgame Empire is now also available on
Kongregate, a subsidiary of the GameStop Company
and one of the biggest gaming platforms in the world. The building
and strategy game made by the Hamburg-based developer
Goodgame Studios already has over 52 million
registered users. The company is expecting another surge in players
thanks to the launch on Kongregate, which records 20 million unique
users every month.
"Our cooperation with Kongregate will give millions of players
an opportunity to immerse themselves in the excitement of Goodgame
Empire's medieval world. Kongregate is one of the world's leading
gaming portals and this content integration represents another
significant success in marketing our titles in the US
market,” said Patrick Abrar, Chief Sales Officer at Goodgame
"Goodgame Empire is a great addition to our platform. We're
proud to have found a partner in Goodgame Studios and delighted to
include their highly successful title on our portal," said Jim
Greer, Chief Executive Officer from Kongregate.
Goodgame Empire has been on the free-to-play market for two and
a half years, during which time it has become Goodgame Studios'
most successful title ever. Players of the game get to create and
manage their own castle, which they have to defend from attackers.
They join forces in alliances and wage wars and military
About Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios in Hamburg is Europe's fastest-growing game
company. Founded in 2009, the developer and publisher of online and
mobile games has since grown to comprise more than 650 staff.
Over 180 million registered users worldwide play these social games
online. This rapid growth has been recognized with numerous awards,
including Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. The game Goodgame Empire
received both the “European Games Award” and the
“BÄM! Award” in 2012. Goodgame Studios won three
“MMO of the Year 2013” Audience Awards in the
categories “Best Portal”, “Best Strategy
Browser MMO” and “Best Casual Browser MMO”.
Kongregate is a leading platform for web and mobile gaming that
attracts more than 20 million monthly unique visitors to its
www.kongregate.com web site. Kongregate is also a
publisher of mobile games with a focus on mid- and hard core
titles. Kongregate’s mobile games have received seven million
installs and more than 90 million gameplays. While all Kongregate
games are free to play, the website features a virtual currency
called Kreds which can be used to unlock upgrades and features;
mobile games may also include items available for purchase.
Kongregate is a subsidiary of GameStop Corporation and is based in
San Francisco, Calf. The company was founded in 2006 by
brother-and-sister team Jim and Emily Greer.