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Gameforge lays off 100 employees

German browser company cuts staff as Frogster CEO steps down; Future of Star Trek title uncertain

German online browser company Gameforge is to axe 100 of its 450 employees.

The company is best known for massively multiplayer online and strategy titles, and recently claimed to reach 300 million users.

"Through a more efficient organisational structure, we can optimise our use of resources and great potential for further growth increase," said CEO Alexander Roesner in a statement. "This will strengthen our long term position in the dynamic market for online games."

The company has cancelled games Mythos and Hellbreed, and said it may struggle to release Star Trek: Infinite Space unless it can sign a co-publishing deal.

Last year Gameforge took over Frogster, prompting multiple senior executives to leave the company.

Yesterday it was announced that Frogster founder and CEO Christoph Gerlinger would leave the company after nearly seven years.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.