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Gameforge Expands North American Presence with HEX: Shards of Fate
Publishing Partnership with HEX Entertainment, International eSports-Tournament Broaden Worldwide Reach for German Studio

Karlsruhe, November 12,  2015 – Gameforge, a leading provider of MMO games for European regions, has become the North American publisher for the digital trading card game (TCG) HEX: Shards of Fate in a move aimed at building the first foothold for the Company’s expansion into North America. The partnership between HEX Entertainment in Lake Forest, California, and Gameforge, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, will increase the strength and support for the development of the title, while providing longevity and stability for the highly competitive players of the game.

Carsten van Husen, Gameforge AG CEO, expressed his confidence in the strength of the partnership, the game, and the Company’s publishing plans, saying, “A short time ago a pesky lawsuit between HEX Entertainment LLC and Wizards of the Coast was resolved and we just started the great HEX Invitational Tournament with prize money totaling $100,000 USD. In cooperation with our splendid developer, we can now offer HEX, the digital trading card game for pro-players, even more seamlessly on both sides of the Atlantic!”

More information on the amicable arrangement can be found on the developer’s official homepage: https://www.hextcg.com/press-release-settlement/.  Details about the HEX Invitational can be found here: http://us.hex.gameforge.com/tournaments/invitational.html.

 

“We’re very excited for the future of HEX. Gameforge has been a great partner and they bring a lot of experience and talent. Having them become the publisher in NA and EU will allow us at HEX Entertainment to focus on the development of this amazing game,” adds Cory Jones, CEO of HEX Entertainment LLC.

 

About HEX: Shards of Fate
HEX: Shards of Fate combines the challenging and strategic planning of a trading card game (TCG) with the rich depth of a multiplayer online role-playing game (MMO), creating a whole new genre: the MMOTCG. Thanks to the fully digital nature of HEX: Shards of Fate, entirely new game dynamics are made available to TCG fans, making the experience even more varied and strategic. In addition, HEX: Shards of Fate offers the unique elements of an MMO, such as PvE campaigns, guilds and customisable Champions. The game breaks genre-boundaries and ensures extensive and tactical entertainment.

 

About Gameforge
With a portfolio of over 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is one of the leading providers of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Based in Karlsruhe, the internationally active group of companies offer their games in more than 75 countries. Their portfolio contains client-based games such as the award-winning AION Free-to-Play, TERA: Fate of Arun, Metin2 (Europe’s most successful MMO), HEX: Shards of Fate, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Runes of Magic, Elsword and Wizard101. They also offer browser-based online games such as the classics OGame and Ikariam, plus a growing selection of mobile games. The company has around 450 employees. You can find more information athttp://corporate.gameforge.com.

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