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Frogster conquers the seas with Bounty Bay Online

New website opens for pirate themed MMOG, public beta slots available

Berlin, 16th January 07: "Boney was a warrior, way, hey ya" - and in Bounty Bay Online, he could also be a pirate, a fisherman, a trader or whatever he wants to be. Starting in the 2nd Quarter 2007, computer players charter a place on the virtual decks of the MMOG role playing game, make historic discoveries and fight great battles - either as a sea cruising solo adventurer or together with other gamers under the flag of their own guild.

On the newly opened, official webpage www.bountybayonline.com adventurers will now find lots of infos, screenshots, an overview about the historic frame of the game, a comprehensive FAQ, a preview of the world as well as interactive movies showing off the gameplay mechanics.

Starting immediately, gamers can sign in for the free open beta phase. Following the sign-in, there's the opportunity for dedicated gamers to apply for the exclusive early closed beta phase which will start in February 2007.

Bounty Bay Online puts gamers in the heyday of sailing ships. With their own boat, they can explore the known world and visit 60 harbour cities in America, Australia, Africa and Asia, but they can also set course towards European cities like London. There, players can drop anchor and walk into the British capitol with its typical look in 3rd person perspective.

Gamers can choose their path to fame and fortune. They can act as a blood thirsty pirate, or as a peaceful fisherman. And even if they don´t like the water, they could become a farmer, a blacksmith or a lumberjack.

Also, a career as a trader is a possibility - thanks to the trading system that calculates all the prices based on supply and demand. The political situation also has an influence on how business runs - if the situation between Britain and Portugal is somewhat strained, then it will be difficult to sell one's products in Lisbon. Additionally, some trading skills also influence if all the effort was worth the price.

If one prefers sabre over silver, then the way of the skull might be the preferred choice. Pirates can attack and conquer cities, fight sea battles and capture other ships. They can collect goods from sunken ships, and sell them in the next best harbour, if there's no price on their head yet or if they bribed the city guards - otherwise, they might have to sail to special pirate nests instead.

Every member of the Bounty Bay Online world has its own ships. Right after start, they have a simple boat, but while playing they gain access to lots of better ships, for example, a beautiful frigates with a hand-picked crew. With those vessels, one can even explore the more dangerous waters. And there is a lot to explore - from the pyramids of Gizeh to the Chinese Wall. Findings, as such, are put - automatically - into the logbook, so that every gamer writes his own book of fame and adventure.

Bounty Bay Online has already gotten many awards. For its blend of fiction and history it was named "Most Innovative Online Game" by "Beareyes Online Game Channel". Also, on the "Chinajoy" it was given the award of "Best Original Online Game", the most important award for an online game in China.

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, based in Berlin, acts as publisher of computer games of all genres and price levels and is amongst the market leaders in Germany. Under the labels Brigades, Hall of Game, Eclypse and BacktoGames the publisher markets PC games by international licensors. Besides this core business, for the future the growing market of massive multiplayer online games is taken into focus. The company currently employs more than 30 staff in the departments licensing, marketing, sales, administration and logistics.

Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

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