Online Games Publisher Infernum Announces the Release of Their In-Game Client for Brick-Force
BERLIN– July 16th, 2012– Infernum, the Berlin-based publisher and developer of online games, today announced the launch of the“B-hub” in collaboration with Overwolf, a software company specializing in adding a rich layer of social functionality to games. Infernum’s B-Hub (powered by Overwolf) includes a wide set of gaming features accessible to users while playing their sandbox-shooter Brick-Force. While Brick-Force players may use Overwolf’s video and screenshot capturing and sharing the most, the client also includes various instant messaging services, in-game access to TeamSpeak, a music player, an in-game browser and more.
Infernum and Overwolf will make the social aspect an integral part of the gaming experience. One example would be that in the future, players who share their experiences across social networks will be credited for that in the game itself.
“The B-Hub offers everything we originally planned to introduce to Brick-Force,” said Andreas Weidenhaupt, CEO of Infernum.“That's why the decision to partner with Overwolf was so easy for us. Now we can equip Brick-Force with social and viral features while placing an extremely strong tool into the community's hand. I previously experienced Overwolf as the perfect community tool for Runes of Magic. I'm surprised that more online games don't implement Overwolf."
“Infernum is a rising star in the industry, founded by top industry talents,” says Uri Marchand, CEO of Overwolf.“With the B-hub, we hope to boost the social experience around Brick-Force by helping players share their wonderful creations with their friends. Brick-Force is all about creating and sharing your contents, and with deeper integration with Infernum’s tech team– we strive to take the user’s gaming to an even higher level”.
To see the client in action, please visit: http://www.brick-force.com/en.
Brick-Force– Build, Share, Play
This sandbox shooter allows players to create worlds and maps that they’ve always dreamed of, brick by brick. They can also share these virtual playgrounds with the community and use them as the backdrop for fast paced shooter matches against fellow players or computerized opponents. This comic style online game is built on the‘Unity 3D’ engine and will be playable in web browsers. The‘sandbox’ mode, in which players use simple building blocks to construct complex environments, can be played on social networks and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Brick-Force is being developed by Korean game developer EXE Games as a co-production with Infernum. Brick-Force launched on June 12th in several language versions, more updates will follow this year. More information can be found at www.brick-force.com.
Infernum Productions AG is an international publisher and developer of online games, based in Berlin. The company was founded in summer 2011 by Andreas Weidenhaupt, Tobias Gerlinger and Markus Melching, and focuses on high-quality free-to-play online titles. Infernum also expands its game experiences by extending titles to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (cross-platform). For more information please visit: www.infernum.com.
Founded in 2010, Overwolf is based in Tel-Aviv Israel and focused on connecting game worlds with the social world. The company’s first product, a software overlay client called the“Overwolf Client”, allows users and game publishers to add a rich layer of functionality to any game without touching a line of game code. It allows users to communicate, easily share game experiences with friends and get instant access to web resources from within the game. For game publishers, Overwolf is a tool to effortlessly integrate social media within their games, boost virality and reduce user acquisition costs. To join the beta, please visit: www.Overwolf.com.
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