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Browser-based MMO maker gets pally with portal.

SAN FRANCISCO - August 4, 2008

Gameforge Productions INC, a developer and publisher of browser-based multiplayer titles, has announced a media partnership with Curse INC, the premier web portal for massively multiplayer games and gamers.

The first Gameforge page on will feature Ikariam, a web-based multiplayer title set in ancient islands in the Mediterranean that focuses on trade, warfare, and city-building. Players can manage resources and trade valuables with gamers from around the globe as they turn a small patch of coastal land into a full-fledged empire spanning dozens of islands.

“One of our goals is to forge strong relationships within the game industry, extending our brand in the United States,” said Lars Koschin, CEO of Gameforge Productions INC. “Curse, with its established roots within the core MMORPG audience, is a perfect partner for Ikariam and our upcoming games.”

“We believe that Gameforge titles are ideal for MMO players who are dedicated to one or more ‘hardcore’ MMORPGs” said Hubert Thieblot, the founder and CEO of Curse. “Ikariam, with its play-at-your-own-pace approachability and strong in-game community, is perfect for gamers who have few minutes to spare while crafting or waiting for their party to arrive.”

The Ikariam page on Curse will launch shortly and will include game news, forums, database, and other features. This is the second strategic media partnership that Gameforge has announced within the United States, the first being with MMORPG social networking site, MMOABC.

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About Curse Inc.

The premier MMO game portal, Curse offers gamers an unparalleled social experience revolving around their favorite games. While other websites may individually include databases, news, forums, and other offerings, Curse is the only portal with all of this and more. From video and screenshot sharing, wikis, databases, and add-on downloads to social bookmarking, blogging, forums, and guild website hosting, Curse truly is an invaluable resource for MMO gamers. You can check for more information.

About Gameforge Productions INC.

Gameforge is the largest independent supplier of browser- and client-based MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games) worldwide. More than 60 million players in 36 countries have already registered for Gameforge games, and more than 11 million people actively play the company’s online titles. OGame, a strategic space simulation game with thousands of players across the world, is one of the best known browser-based MMOGs from the Karlsruhe gaming specialist. In addition, Gameforge offers a catalogue of top titles such as Ikariam, WarpFire, Gladiatus and BiteFight to the rapidly growing market of browser-based games. The company also publishes client-based online titles such as the action-oriented Metin2 or the fantasy-rich NosTale.

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