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Hamburg, Dec. 14, 2010 – A galactic event of
epic proportions – Bigpoint’s DarkOrbit (
www.darkorbit.com) celebrates its four-year
anniversary! Since its launch four years ago, DarkOrbit has won
many awards and attracted over 47 million registered users, making
it not only one of the most successful browser games of all time
but also one of the most spectacular and largest sci-fi game worlds
ever created. Every day, hundreds of thousands of players fly their
customized spaceships across the DarkOrbit galaxy, seeking rare
resources, hunting aliens and engaging in action-packed battles.
Over 650,000 Streuner NPCs are shot down per day on Instance 22
– one of the game’s oldest and busiest servers –
resulting in an average of 15,000 aliens for every pilot over the
span of their career.
Hundreds of thousands of players celebrate the online
DarkOrbit showers its players with gifts and
Presents for everyone
DarkOrbit players didn’t fly away empty-handed on
DarkOrbit’s 4th anniversary: Gift packs filled with valuable
items such as X4 ammo, rockets, credits or fireworks were sent out
into space for players to collect. The icing on the cake was the
birthday galaxy gate which players could travel through to explore
an unknown galaxy and take on a brand-new menace.
“DarkOrbit has been one of Bigpoint’s success
stories these past four years” says Philip Reisberger, Chief
Games Officer at Bigpoint. “It’s absolutely amazing how
much enthusiasm long-term fans and newcomers alike have poured into
the game, making it an exciting, action-packed online universe.
We’ve got many surprises planned for the future – and
the galaxy gate was just a taste of what’s to
In the Flash-based game DarkOrbit, thousands of players fight
for control over the galaxy’s resources in their 3D-rendered
spaceships. The award-winning free-to-play browser game, which can
be played in over 26 languages at
www.darkorbit.com, is one of the most successful
online games in Internet history.
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browser-based game developer. Bigpoint-developed games are played
by over 160 million people in more than 30 languages, are free to
play anytime, anywhere, and require no download or installation.
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until now was associated exclusively with CDs or console games.
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pocketed such prestigious honors as “Fastest Growing Larger
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