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Company: Gameforge AG, Karlsruhe, Germany
Company Description: Gameforge is the largest global provider of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG). Founded in 2003 by Klaas Kersting and Alex Roesner, the company today employs 450+ people and has won numerous awards (Red Herring 100 Europe, Entrepreneur of the Year 2008, Technology Fast 50 Rising Stars, WEF Technology Pioneer 2009). Accel Partners has had a stake in the company since August 2007.
Nomination Category: Web Site and Blog Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Media

Nomination Title: Gameforge Portal

When was this site or blog first published?
2008, under the name of MMOGAME.com. Was re-launched in 2011 as Gameforge.com

Briefly describe this entry’s communications objectives and how it met those objectives (up to 100 words):

http://www.gameforge.com

Gameforge.com is our face to the customer, the site provides information, statistics and news on all 15 games Gameforge runs. Also, the side runs the data of more than 200 million customers worldwide -- every person registering for a Gameforge game is also registered for the portal, which then tracks his progress through the game, sifting data to determine the best players of any given day and awarding them "G-Stars". Also, the community section makes uses of the groundbreaking unity technology to give players the opportunity to create fully animated 3d avatars, which can interact with friends on the portal, hugging them, hitting them, teasing them and displaying emotions. (The feature can be experienced only when logged in but is also shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkONhpLDgyk )

The portal runs in 21 languages.

List the appropriate creative and production credits for this entry:

in-house production