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Bigpoint Takes Over the Entire Development Team of 49Games GmbH

September 12, 2011

HAMBURG, Germany, September 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Bigpoint ( http://www.bigpoint.com), an international leader in
online games, is immediately taking over the entire production team of the
internationally successful development studio 49Games. More than 40
full-time employees will now become part of Bigpoint’s international team
and will be developing online games instead of console titles. The current
projects under development in 49Games will be completed by the production
team. Aside from the production team, all rights to their multiplatform
technology, assets, licenses etc. remain the property of 49Games GmbH (

http://www.49games.de).

Bigpoint will concentrate solely on the development of online and mobile
games in the future. The veteran expertise of the recently taken-over
developers will be put to use on upcoming Unity 3D projects.

“The team at 49Games is one of the best development teams in the console
sports-games industry. We’re very excited to add them to the Bigpoint team
for our online games,” explains Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint.
“Together with our development team, we’re going to continue our mission to
deliver our users top-quality gaming fun.”

“I’m very pleased with Bigpoint’s acquisition of our development team
and I’m confident that the team will deliver fantastic 3D MMOs for the
quickly growing international online company,” claims Jan-Hendrik Ohl, CEO
of 49Games GmbH.

After the takeover and merger of Radon Labs and Elofd in Berlin last
year and the purchase of Planet Moon Studios at the start of 2011, this is
the fourth takeover for the world’s largest browser-based online game
provider Bigpoint.

“We plan on expanding,” states so Heiko Hubertz, “and so we’re still on
the lookout for other excellent studios like 49 Games. In the future, we’re
definitely going to make more international acquisitions.”

Press relations: Matthias Mirlach, m.mirlach@bigpoint.net,
T:+49(0)40-881413-207

SOURCE Bigpoint GmbH


Source: PR Newswire