Bigpoint Acquires Highly Acclaimed Game Development Studio, Radon Labs; Establishes Bigpoint Berlin GmbH

June 1, 2010
    HAMBURG, June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
    - Acquisition Includes Over 35 Employees From Radon Labs
    - eLOFD GmbH to be Renamed Bigpoint Berlin GmbH; Expansion Planned
    - Drakensang 3 Presumably to be Launched in 2011

Bigpoint GmbH (http://bigpoint.com), the worldwide leader in
browser-based video games, today announced the acquisition of Radon Labs
(http://radonlabs.de), an award-winning game development studio that recently
filed for bankruptcy due to financial concerns. With this acquisition,
Bigpoint gains more than 35 new employees, including Radon Labs Managing
Directors Bernd Beyreuther and Andre Blechschmidt, who will remain with
Bigpoint and direct its newly established Berlin office.

Bigpoint CEO and Founder, Heiko Hubertz, views the deal as an important
strategic move for the company, “Under Bernd and Andre’s leadership, Radon
Labs became one of Germany’s top three development studios. We’re excited to
add their highly qualified workforce to Bigpoint as we continue to push the
limits of what’s possible in online gaming. This acquisition is also greater
proof that the market continues to consolidate. As such, we plan to purchase
additional studios, both in Germany and abroad, to support our long-term
growth strategy.”

2010 marks an important year for Bigpoint’s global expansion, with new
locations now operational in Berlin and San Francisco (Bigpoint Inc.), in
addition to Malta (Bigpoint International) and the company’s headquarters in
Hamburg. In recent months, Bigpoint’s workforce has increased to over 500
employees worldwide.

Bigpoint Berlin GmbH Opens

Since its founding in 1995, Radon Labs became known as one of the best
game development studios in Germany, developing more than 20 PC, Xbox 360,
PS3, Wii, and NDS titles that garnered over a dozen awards. The Berlin-based
company’s most popular games are its first two Drakensang titles. In keeping
with Bigpoint’s focus, Drankensang 3 – the next installment from the
extremely successful fantasy RPG series – will be released in 2011.

Bigpoint’s acquisition of Radon Labs coincides with the opening of a new
office in Berlin, a decision that first took root in 2009 with Bigpoint’s
acquisition of eLOFD GmbH, a game development studio also based in Germany’s
capital. The new location officially took the name Bigpoint Berlin GmbH at
the end of May 2010. Under the Bigpoint brand, former eLOFD employees will
continue to develop browser-based video games alongside their new colleagues
from Radon Labs.

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