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

Berlin – January 18 th, 2013

Together with main sponsor GameGenetics, the leading distributor of free-to-play online games, the online game magazine announced the beginning of the voting phase for the "MMO of the Year 2013". Players and judges can start voting to determine the winner of this major award of the booming online gaming genre at The influence and reach of the award is outstanding, with hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe and tens of thousands of valid votes cast in the previous year.

With strong support from local partners this year the “MMO of the Year” is making its way to several new regions at once. “We’re really grateful to be able to provide this opportunity to players in Portugal, Spain, Latin America and especially Brazil to make their votes count and to have a fully localized experience. We’re thankful also for the great help of Portugal Telecom and UOL in supporting the award” says Julian Migura, Global Business Development Director at regional partner BoaCompra, Latin America’s leading gaming service and digital payment company.

The quality of the nominated browser, download and Mobile MMOs in over 20 categories is higher than ever. Jurors have to choose between the nominated titles, representing the best new releases from last year. On the other hand, players can freely choose any game in the public voting. There will be two awards for each category in the end, one from the jury and one from the audience.

Main sponsor GameGenetics is handing out a special prize for the top performing games. “The three titles gathering the most votes in the audience voting are each getting a marketing package of 333 user registrations for free. Delivering new users from relevant audiences is our way of contributing to their continuous growth” says Alexander Piutti, CEO and founder of the Berlin based video game distributor.

Players can vote at until the 15th of February 2013. The winners will be announced right after the voting phase.

The „MMO of the Year“ is supported by the main sponsoer GameGenetics, as well as GameFinder, honeytracks, InnoGames, upjers, Behrmann&Haertel Lawyers, and others.


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About the "MMO of the Year"

Browser, Download, Mobile - no matter what platform, the best online games are awarded the “MMO of the Year”. Counting more than half a million visitors and fifty thousand validated votes, last year's contest has been the biggest one so far. With the addition of Latin America, this year's numbers are expected to increase further. The “MMO of the Year” is produced by online games magazine

"MMO" stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Game, meaning online games with thousands of players in one and the same game world. Some of the popular MMOs sometimes have millions of registered users.


Christian Justus

MMO of the Year

c/o GforGaming GmbH

An der Trave 37

23795 Bad Segeberg, Germany

T: +49 4551 840733


About GameGenetics

GameGenetics is a global leader in the aggregation and distribution of free-to-play online games. GameGenetics is supporting game developers and publishers to reach out to the world while offering its first-class game portfolio to traffic and media partners around the globe. GameGenetics is working together with all leading free-to-play publishers such as Kabam, Electronic Arts, Bigppoint and Ubisoft. Its portfolio currently contains about 350 high-quality browser and client games in over 30 languages. Media partners are Deutsche Telekom, and in Germany, as well as partners in more than 20 countries. Using partner integrations and games ads ‘powered by GameGenetics’ the company is generating 20 billion ad impressions every month, leading to millions of game registrations.

Additional information is available at and on the GameGenetics distribution platform


GameGenetics GmbH

Ritterstraße 3

10969 Berlin, Germany

T: +49 30 9225 127-70