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Bigpoint announces Ruined and other titles

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Ruined, a new browser-based third-person-shooter, has been announced by Bigpoint.

Their first fully-US developed title, Ruined will feature several characters and tournament-style gameplay, including arena matches and more. The game is already accepting closed beta registration and can be played in portion online.

Bigpoint has also announced Universal Monsters, an online game based on the classic monsters of Universal Studios, as well as Drakensang Online and ToonRacer, all of which will be free-to-play browser-based games.

Bigpoint is a publisher of several online titles, including Battlestar Galactica Online and Seafight.

Ruined Gameplay Screenshot

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Bigpoint Ruins San Francisco

Ruined Blends Console-Quality Features with Fast-Paced Multiplayer Action into Intense Arena Combat Game; Set in Post-Apocalyptic City by the Bay

GDC, SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2011/PRNewswire/ — Bigpoint Inc. – the North American subsidiary of Bigpoint GmbH (http://www.bigpoint.com/), a worldwide leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) – today officially unveiled its first title built entirely in the United States, Ruined.com (http://www.ruined.com/). Set in ruined venues inspired by some of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks, Ruined.com is a fast-paced, tournament-style third-person shooter that pits players against one another in a competition to become the ultimate villain.

“In under a year, our SF-based team has created an extraordinary browser game that nothing else in our segment can match,” said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder, Bigpoint. “We are excited to release this game to the world and are confident that it will appeal strongly to American gamers who enjoy exotic weapons, rich graphics, and carnage.”

Created by a veteran game development team, Ruined.com boasts an array of impressive features – such as high-end graphics, effects, and audio – designed to appeal to hardcore gamers. Playable through any web browser, gamers can satisfy their craving for action anywhere they have access to an Internet connection.

At the upcoming Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Bigpoint will showcase Ruined.com’s first six characters and combat arenas, including The Bridge, The Prison, and The Fort where players can compete in timed deathmatch battles.

Players can register for the Unity-based game’s closed beta for free by visiting http://www.ruined.com/. Bigpoint will grant access to registered players in waves, immediately following GDC. Over the following months, Ruined.com will be localized in several languages; Bigpoint typically publishes its games in 25 languages and generates revenue from micro-transactions in over 180 countries.

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