Berlin, Febr. 23th 2009: Already for two years, Bounty Bay Online is tacking the territorial waters of the online-roleplaying scene. To celebrate the two year anniversary of the sailing MMO game, all players get double experience points for all creatures they kill until next Monday. Besides that, every player on the free-to-play server “Mary Read” receives a credit of 22 item shop points as backing for their adventures in the maritime online world. Moreover, all players are called upon to recount their most original anecdotes from the time since release. The best story will be rewarded with 500 credit points for the item shop.
The German version of the first and most steady sailor and pirate MMO game launched on 20th of February of 2007. Developed by Snailgame in China, the historical world of exploration has been adapted for the European market by Yusho – which in the meantime has been merged into the new Frogster Online Gaming subsidiary of Frogster. Frogster Interactive launched the English version of Bounty Bay Online in September 2007. Both language versions started as traditional subscription based MMO games on the retail market. In December of 2007, the first major expansion “Storm Island” added more content to Bounty Bay Online for free.
Despite the rising subscription figures, Frogster, meanwhile, solely focusing on the operation of MMO games, undertook the experiment to launch a German free-to-play server alongside the subscription based server in spring of 2008. Within four weeks the publisher, observed a five-digit figure increase in player numbers. Since August 2008, the new French version enjoys great popularity too. Here as well more and more players engage in gripping sea battles and enjoy the flourishing trade. Worldwide around 150,000 players are registered for Bounty Bay Online. In January 2009, Frogster launched the second large expansion pack: the Colony add-on. Apart from new boss encounters and sequels to high level quest lines, larger guilds can now seize control over entire colonies. A trailer for the Colony add-on is available on the official website:
http://www.bountybayonline.com/en/videos,0,0.html. Bounty Bay Online is available for free. Aspiring seamen can register for an account and download the game on www.bountybayonline.com.
About Bounty Bay Online
With Bounty Bay Online players enter the Age of Discoveries from the 15th to the 17th century. MMO fans are able to choose an online career as a merchant, sailor, fisherman, pirate or adventurer and make their fortune at land and on the seven seas. Alone or with a guild of players, many adventures and gripping quests lie on their way. Thousands of ancient discoveries on all continents like the pyramids of Gizah or the Chinese Wall are waiting to be explored. After exciting PvP combat at land and on the seas, strong guilds can take control of colonies and cities and decide upon their destiny. Bounty Bay Online features a unique trade system based on supply and demand. In April 2008 Frogster has started a free-to-play server with an integrated item shop as an alternative to the subscription model, so that new sailors can now roam the Seven Seas without any fixed costs. More information is available on www.bountybayonline.com.
• Hundreds of authentic ship models
• Land and sea combat
• More than 60 realistic towns and harbours.
• Guilds can conquer towns and decide upon their taxes and tariffs
• Free add-on „Storm Island“ with new items, new features and new regions included
• Free Colony Add-on released in January 2009
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
As a holding with different shares in the computergames industry, the Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, operates und markets different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, will be taking up the operation and exploitation of MMO Games in North America in 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, web development, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration.
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