Bigpoint.com is the Exclusive Publisher for Universal Pictures' Online
Games for Such hit Movies as "Wanted", "The Fast and the Furious" and
HAMBURG, Germany, June 9 /CNW/ - Bigpoint (http://bigpoint.com) has now
been selected to publish the online games for three of Universal Pictures'
major blockbusters: the browser games "Wanted", "The Fast and the Furious" and
"The Terminator" will be exclusively available at Bigpoint.com. These games
represent the perfect strategic opportunity for Bigpoint to unite the
synergies between the movie/entertainment industry and the online games
industry: With more than 70 million registered users in Europe and the USA,
Bigpoint is the world's largest portal for browser games.
In June 2008 the American Media Network NBC and the Private Equity Fund
GMT bought a majority share in Bigpoint - a developer and publisher of online
games. 30% of the company still belongs to the founder and CEO of the company,
"After the involvement of NBC in the company last year, we're going to
integrate online games for their major blockbusters into our portal," says
Heiko Hubertz, CEO Bigpoint GmbH. "The close cooperation with NBC Universal
allows us to tap into this new market potential and bring these Hollywood hits
to life for millions of gamers to play online."
Info about the games "Wanted", "The Fast and the Furious" and "The
The browser game Wanted at http://bigpoint.com/games/wanted is a
strategy-based game inspired by the Hollywood hit with Angelina Jolie, Morgan
Freeman and James McAvoy. Based on the plot of Wanted, players take on the
role as professional hit men in the game. The goal of the game is to use your
brains and brawn to complete dangerous missions.
At the end of June, another action-packed browser game for the Universal
hit The Fast and the Furious will join the Bigpoint family of games on their
official website. Players will be swept away into the fast-paced world of
illegal street racing and experience never-ending speed contests that last all
night. The mission in this exciting game is to leave your challengers eating
the dust from your pimped-up car.
The browser game for the cult film The Terminator is also in development
at the moment. The game, based on the blockbuster starring Arnold
Schwarzenegger, will be released at the end of 2009.
All these games are being developed by the Swedish-based company Studio
Stillfront AG which was founded in 2007 and specializes in the development of
online and browser games.
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Bigpoint.com is the largest browser game portal worldwide, and is among
the top 3 gaming portals in the world. Bigpoint's range of products and
services includes games at a level of quality which, until now, was only
available with CDs and consoles. Bigpoint is a publisher of online games, a
content provider for media agencies and a developer of browser-based games.
Over 240 employees from more than 25 different nations work at the world's
largest Internet provider of browser games, which is based in Eppendorf in
Hamburg, Germany. At the German headquarters, games are developed in over 20
languages and are played for free by over 65 million users in countries such
as Russia and America - and without having to download any additional
Awards which Bigpoint - Germany's most popular website - has received,
such as the Ruban d'Honneur from the European Business Awards 2009, the Red
Herring 100 Europe and the OnlineStar, confirm the success of the company just
as much as the growth rate of 4,500% within four years does. That's why it's
no big surprise that the Hamburg-based company also placed in the top 20 most
successful companies in the EMEA region. Company founder Heiko Hubertz won
second place as Internet Businessman of the Year in 2007. Further info can be
found at http://www.bigpoint.net.
For further information:
For further information: Bigpoint GmbH, Janine Griffel, Senior PR
Manager, Tel.: +49-(0)40-881413-163, Fax: +49-(0)40-881413-7163, E-mail: