As the worldwide leading provider and pioneer in the market
segment browser-based online games (browser games), we make the
impossible possible: it is our vision to develop online games which are
played exclusively in a browser window (in other words, without any download or
installation from a CD) -- and in a quality which until now was limited to
full-priced game titles.
Through the application of new technologies, we are able to realize new game concepts which contain graphics with a quality similar to that of console games but can still be played without downloading anything.
Numerous awards such as the Red Herring Award 2007 (where Bigpoint placed among the 100 most innovative companies in Europe as rated by the technology magazine Red Herring),
the Ruban d'Honneur at the European Business Award 2009, the German Game Developer Award 2006 as "Best German Browser Game"(twice in the same year for the two Bigpoint games, XBlaster and Seafight), as well as the award for the game portal Bigpoint.com in the category Web 2.0 by the Innovation Awards 2007 from the Medium-Sized Business Initiative all serve to confirm our success.
Since its inception, Bigpoint has has continued to grow: with more than 600 employees, a portfolio with over 65 online games, and the enormous increase in sales last year alone, we are not only on a national, but on an international expansion course as well.
Action and rich graphics in the browser
The magazine "PC Action" summed it up on September 26, 2006:
"Up until now we only knew browser games as text-heavy mini games with a minimum of graphics. If it all goes according to the intentions of the developer, this will change drastically."
And it has changed drastically.
Because our goal was and still is:
To expand on the existing principle of strategic games and to provide them with intuitively controllable action elements -- in this way it is possible to create game concepts with impressive graphics and a high fun factor.
How can we reach this goal without the user having to download software or graphic packages,
so that he can play exclusively online?
The Bigpoint solution:
Thanks to the application of new technologies and the resulting development of innovative game engines, the impossible has already been made possible -- games such as ActionLeague are no longer confined to consoles but can now be played online.
Today we possess not only the highest quality products, but also
the largest portfolio of browser games.
All games under one roof: Bigpoint.com
Our diversified portfolio was brought together in 2006 at Bigpoint.com. Bigpoint.com considers itself to be a Web 2.0 game portal and is home to a community of millions of gamers.
Anybody can play from anywhere with anyone on any PC
The extreme flexibility makes browser games so special (they can be accessed from any PC via URL; the games can be updated like a website "on the fly"; and if there are any costs for the user at all, they are flexible and transparent). It is a growing market in which the main investors in Bigpoint GmbH – GMT and NBC Universal (Peacock Equity Fund) – have invested.
From Hamburg out into the world
Bigpoint GmbH is also in an excellent position internationally: The game portal Bigpoint.com has already been translated into the most important languages and the most popular games are being played by communities around the world. In addition to the headquarters in Hamburg, we are also represented by offices in Berlin, San Francisco, São Paulo and Malta. Our browser games develop new game communities all over the world, and Hamburg is evolving into a center of international expansion.
- Date created: 04/11/2011