Gameforge Takes Over the MMOG "The Saga of Ryzom" - Takeover of the Entire Business Operations of the Nevrax Developer Studio
KARLSRUHE, Germany, December 22 -- Gameforge AG, game developers in Karlsruhe, Germany, are taking over "The Saga of Ryzom" (www.ryzom.de) as well as the French developer studio Nevrax. The business operations will be transferred to the newly founded Gameforge SARL, headquartered in Paris, which will become a 100% sister company of Gameforge AG.
Nevrax has been developing and operating "The Saga of Ryzom", the first third generation client-based MMOG. This game differs from other games by its innovative concept and the individual world it creates. This fantasy game has a loyal group of followers in its German, English and French localized version and has become one of the fixtures in the MMOG scene.
"The Saga of Ryzom" is a fantastic game with enormous potential. "We gambled and took over an excellent product as well as qualified employees. In addition, we opened an office in France, one of our most important markets. We just had to do it," says Klaas Kersting, CEO and founder of Gameforge AG.
Gameforge AG has a base community of more than 4.5 million active players worldwide, thus offering a solid start point for "The Saga of Ryzom". Gameforge's subsidiary Gameforge 4D is already an active publisher of MMOG.
"We will work hard in cooperation with our future employees on further developing the game and offering our players a truly fantastic product in the process. Our competencies in community management, marketing and publishing benefit this project greatly," states Kersting.
— Klaas Kersting, GameForge Site