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Bigpoint launches €2m browser game

Poisonville represents Hamburg company's biggest investment to-date as it enters open beta

Bigpoint has announced that its €2 million investment into its browser-based 3D online action game, Poisonville, is nearing fruition with the game now entering an open beta test phase.

The Hamburg-based company - currently swirling with rumours of a possible acquisition - has created the title using the Java-based jMonkeyEngine, modifying it to cope with the level of 3D capability required.

The game also features motion-capture action and an open-world environment, with players able to try out the title's tutorial without the need for installation or registration.

"With Poisonville our goal of revolutionising the browser-game market has reached completion," said Heiko Hubertz, founder and CEO of Bigpoint. "A team of top-notch developers has done some great technical and graphical work, and of course we're rightfully proud of that."

The game is currently available in English and German, with servers on both coasts of the US and in Germany.

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