Article published on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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Bigpoint, a worldwide free to play game leader in online games stated that it has exceeded 250 million registered players for its free-to-play (F2P) browser-based online games. Bigpoint, which is well known for its global publishing network of 1000+ game portals, social networks, and media sites draws in more than 250,000 new players daily for game titles like Battlestar Galactica Online, Drakensang Online, Dark Orbit, and Farmerama.

“Since 2002, we’ve strived to bring high-quality games and experiences to the widest possible audience,” said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and Founder, Bigpoint. “With players hailing from every corner of the globe, today’s milestone underscores our success - and we’re not done. We’ll continue to challenge the notion of what online games are and can be.”

Bigpoint introduced the concept of F2P games, a business model that enables gamers to spend modest amounts of money on virtual items and in-game add-ons, to the western world with the launch of IceFighter in 2002, which Hubertz personally developed. Since then, Bigpoint has accumulated a portfolio of 60+ casual, core, and hardcore games.Along with its own internally-developed titles, Bigpoint outsources the development of numerous projects, and at the same time publishes games from other companies.

Within the last ten years Bigpoint has significantly enhanced the quality of online games. Starting with fairly simple Flash-based titles, Bigpoint has launched a range of high-quality games developed on top of the Unity development platform in the previous year. The company is preparing a string of completely new releases in 2012, which involves new titles that make use of world-class Hollywood intellectual property.

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint made global growth the main agenda in early 2010 when it set up its very first North American office in San Francisco. Bigpoint even has offices in Berlin, São Paulo, as well as Malta with additional locations being set up this year.