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Star Trek - Infinite Space

German developer keen games launches recruitment drive.

Frankfurt, October 21st, 2010 – Leading German developing studio keen games was assigned by Gameforge to develop the free to play browser game “Star Trek – Infinite Space”. The browser game of the world’s most popular Science-Fiction Franchise is planned to go live in summer 2011. To ensure high quality and a real Star Trek experience keen games is hiring ten new talents for Mission & Level-Design, Programming and Graphics.

For years the Star Trek Universe has thrilled millions of fans around the globe. In summer 2011 Gameforge will launch the free to play browser game developed by keen games under the title “Star Trek – Infinite Space”, which is situated in the time of “Deep Space Nine”. Jan Joeckel, Managing Director of keen games: “To produce a Star Trek Title is a dream come true for every developer. We are very proud that we will be a part of that game.”

Producer Sarah Steffen leads a team of 20 co-workers on this project at keen. She is devoted to the highest possible quality and authenticity. For that purpose, the developers at keen closely work with Star Trek Designers Michael and Denise Okuda. They assist the team with regards to visual elements and Star Trek know-how and assure that all fans will get the authentic Star Trek experience. The game will run in 3D and completely in the browser.

keen games is now hiring about 10 new talents for the work on “Star Trek – Infinite Space”. “Working at keen games means: flat hierarchy, great development opportunities and an interesting and multifaceted job”, says Pete Walentin, Development Director at keen games. “Our international team of 50 employees guarantees highest quality and the extraordinary fun our games are known for.”

Publisher Gameforge, the largest independent video game developer in Germany, has consciously chosen the Frankfurt-based development studio for “Star Trek – Infinite Space“: “keen games has proven in the past with games like G-Force (PSP, NDS) and Anno: Create a new World (Wii, NDS) that they are able to develop high-quality games in time and budget”, says Ralf Adam, VP Publishing at Gameforge. “Furthermore keen games is very experienced in developing for international franchises.”

“We will inspire Star Trek fans as well as gamers who are new to the franchise”, assures Pete Walentin. “Our team is highly motivated and always looking for new challenges and experiences. We will work very closely with Gameforge to create the best possible browser game of the Star Trek brand.”

For more information on keen games and open positions, please visit www.keengames.com.

About keen games

keen games is one of the leading independent video game developers in Germany. The Frankfurt based company is run by veterans of game development having successfully developed games for over 17 years. With keen games proprietary Multi-Platform Engine & Tools the company has developed games for nearly all past and all current generation consoles and platforms. The award winning games created by keen games stand out for their high accessibility and their deep gameplay.


About Gameforge

Gameforge is the largest independent global provider of online games. Located in Karlsruhe, Germany, Gameforge offers 20 games in more than 50 languages, including 'Metin2', the largest massively multiplayer online game in Europe. The Gameforge portfolio also includes popular games such as 'OGame', 'Ikariam', '4Story', or 'Gladiatus'. The Gameforge portal MMOGAME.COM integrates all Gameforge games in a comprehensive community network. Gameforge has won numerous awards, including 'Technology Pioneer 2009' from the World Economic Forum and 'Entrepreneur of the Year 2008'. 'Ikariam' won the German Computer Game Award 2009 in the 'Best Browser Game' category. In 2010, Gameforge was awarded 'TOP JOB Employer of the Year' and titled one of the best employers of 2010 by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany.

For more information about the company: www.gameforge.com

For more information about the games: www.mmogame.com

Press Contact

keen games: Agency: Pete Walentin Astrid Pieck keen games GmbH & Co. KG markenzeichen GmbH Dreieichstrasse 59 Hanauer Landstrasse 196a 60594 Frankfurt, Germany 60314 Frankfurt am Main Phone:  + 49 (0)69 – 661 61 345

Fax:     + 49 (0)69 – 661 26 648

Phone:  + 49 (0)69 – 71 04 880 – 14

Fax:     + 49 (0)69 – 71 04 880 – 79

p.walentin@metricminds.com keengames@markenzeichen.eu
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