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Browser-Based Swashbuckling RPG from Developer Moonmana Available Now

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (DECEMBER 2, 2019)Gameforge — one of the leading Western publishers of popular multiplayer online games, including AION, NosTale, Ikariam, OGame, Kingdom Under Fire 2, and TERA — is thrilled to announce the launch of Moonmana’s swashbuckling free-to-play multiplayer online strategy game, Ultimate Pirates, which is available now to play in web browsers and soon on Windows PC with a dedicated client!

Featuring a gorgeous art style and a unique pirate-themed world with unlimited PvP and PvE battles, Ultimate Pirates sets sail on a quest for riches and renown! Those who successfully tread its waters and navigate its world may very well become… the next ultimate pirate.

“Gameforge is excited to welcome Ultimate Pirates to its growing portfolio of high-quality games,” said Alexander Rösner, CEO of Gameforge. “Moonmana is an amazing partner with a very experienced and skilled team. With Ultimate Pirates, we look forward to seeing our players hoisting their Jolly Rogers and starting exciting sea-faring lives in the quest for gold and glory!”

“When I started the company, I set out to make a great MMO. I didn’t have a solid reference point, however, until I found OGame,” explains Artyom Shpytiak, co-founder of Moonmana. “I loved OGame and played it for many years, and now we are launching Ultimate Pirates with Gameforge and their CEO Alexander: OGame’s creator! It’s an immeasurable honor to have the support of Gameforge behind Ultimate Pirates. We can’t wait for players to discover the exciting world we’ve created.”

Check out the Ultimate Pirates launch trailer here:


Developed in a partnership between multiplatform game developer Moonmana and Grafit — a digital art studio that has contributed to video game titles by Activision, Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, and many others — Ultimate Pirates is a visually bold and brine-filled strategy game with RPG elements and real-time multiplayer PvP naval battles! In the game, players must build their fleet, join forces with others, and plunder gold, weapons, and bountiful treasures from their vanquished foes. Brave sea-faring scoundrels and burgeoning captains best use their wiles to anticipate their opponents’ next move – or find themselves in Davy Jones’ locker!

Key Features:


  • Real-Time Multiplayer PvP: Face off against fellow seadogs in intense naval battles that require a keen sense of strategy. Your fleets can be combined with your allies’ to intercept other pirates or legendary creatures to plunder their riches and weaponry


  • Make Ye a Matey: Form alliances with players all around the world to explore interesting locations, share the spoils of battle, and avenge your fallen mates 


  • Beware of Beasts and Scoundrels: In addition to matching wits with other players, lead the charge against NPC enemies and multitudes of mythical creatures. These foes are always looking for a fight… or a bite to eat!


  • Create a Seafaring Empire: Use resources acquired from battle and raids to develop your own pirate and swashbuckler island, customizing everything from its ports and roads to buildings and shipyards 


  • ArrrrrR…PG Elements: Create a legendary pirate by leveling up your fleets.

Ultimate Pirates is available in North America and Europe in 17 languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish. Players can embark to conquer the high seas and gain infamy across Ultimate Pirates’ vast world by visiting A client-based Windows PC release of Ultimate Pirates will come in the near future.

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For the latest, up-to-date news about Ultimate Pirates, “Like” Ultimate Pirates on Facebook.


With more than twenty titles and over 450 million registered players in more than seventy-five countries, Gameforge is one of the leading providers of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Gameforge specializes in publishing Asian titles in Western markets. Their significant portfolio encompasses numerous well-known brands, including AION, Elsword, NosTale, OGame, Kingdom Under Fire 2, TERA, and Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2.


For more information, please visit or follow @Gameforge on Twitter.


Moonmana is a global game development company founded in 2008. Moonmana developed Pirates of Everseas, a cross-platform MMO strategy game, and published it in cooperation with Glu in March 2014. Pirates of Everseas became a “Top 5 Strategy Game” in forty-four countries on iOS. The game is currently localized in twenty-one languages and played in 135 countries.

Moonmana’s vision is to make high-quality games with unique worlds and game mechanics. Their exceptionally talented technical team loves a challenge, which leads them to create sophisticated technologies for their games. Moonmana’s high-performance MMO toolset and custom cross-platform game engine supports mobile, Windows PC, and Mac OS. To learn more, visit


Grafit is an outsourcing art studio, based in Russia. Established in 2008, Grafit currently has two offices in Voronezh and St. Petersburg hosting a talented team of more than 60 artists. The studio provides a variety of art services including marketing art, illustration, vehicle, character, and environment concept art, visual development, game animation, 3D modeling, and even co-development and re-skinning for the full range of game graphics. We help to deliver high-quality art content for top industry players such as Riot Games, Activision, Applibot, Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Playrix, Tencent, Wargaming and many others. To learn more, visit