Anchors aweigh! “Vic Online” starts closed beta

  • Strategy game, combines role-playing and classic management simulation elements
  • Characters and settings from the popular TV series
  • Open beta release in just a few weeks

Ahoy there Vikings! Today, in collaboration with the Funatics development studio and Studio 100 Media, gamigo AG, a leading publisher and distributor of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), launched the closed beta phase of Vic Online. This means that all players who registered for the game in advance can now test the game adaptation of the popular TV series “Vic the Viking” online. The closed beta version of Vic Online now demonstrates this unique combination of role-playing and classic management simulation elements in the small Viking lad’s fantastic world. The free-to-play strategy game has numerous adventures in store for all players which revolve around the little Viking hero.

“It is extremely exciting to watch Vic Online leave the proverbial safe harbor of development for the first time,” enthuses Jens Knauber (Vice President – Publishing at gamigo AG) “Especially close attention is being paid to the closed beta version, as we will be testing the game for its ‘seaworthiness’ in this phase, and then adjusting and optimizing it together with and for our community.”

Ingenuity and quick reflexes needed

In Vic Online, players themselves become Vikings and accompany Vickie on his travels and adventures where they will have to boldly face tricky challenges. They will have to configure the home village of their very own Viking troops as well as continue to expand it using tactics and skill. All members of the troop can expect exciting missions and competitions each day. During their adventures, they will encounter dangerous cutthroats and spiteful neighboring villages that continuously attempt to make their lives as Vikings difficult. Players will need to avert these dangers in stormy battles on the high seas to protect their home village.

In order to better equip themselves to fend off attacks, players will have the option of joining clans to pool their resources in the browser game. Together, they can set off on expeditions or emerge victorious from breathtaking instances. During their endeavors, players will receive much-valued assistance from trusty heroes and powerful Viking ships.

Starting now, players who have pre-registered will be able to set off on numerous Viking adventures. The launch of the open beta version, which all players will have access to, is slated to take place in just a few weeks.

About gamigo AG

gamigo AG (incorporated in 2000) is a leading publisher and distributor of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) with a focus on Europe and North America. Approximately 90 employees in Hamburg, Berlin, San Francisco (USA) and Seoul (Korea) are in charge of marketing, customer relations, IT, support, game optimization and community management for its comprehensive portfolio of titles. “Fiesta Online” and “Last Chaos” are two examples of gamigo’s very successful multiplayer online role-playing games with a long-standing and loyal customer base. Parallel to this, the existing portfolio will continue to be optimized with new titles such as “Asterix & Friends”, “Anno Online”, and “Vic Online”. gamigo has a total of more than 16 million registered game accounts worldwide.
About Studio 100 Media:
Studio 100 Media is a subsidiary of the Belgian Studio100 group. The company, which is headquartered in Munich, is an international production and marketing company for high-quality and violence-free children’s entertainment. It develops and acquires new formats, and is also responsible for the worldwide marketing of its own intellectual rights portfolio, as well as the third-party sales of programs.
Since 2012, Studio 100 Media has also been active as a producer of animated children’s films. The first project is “Maya the Bee – The Film” in 3D, a German-Australian co-production, which will be in German cinemas on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Apart from “Maya the Bee”, other notable brands under Studio 100 Media include “Heidi” and “Vicky the Viking”, as well as their reimagined CGI productions.
In addition to providing consultation and licensing, Studio 100 Media also develops and produces merchandising and home entertainment products, and also markets these products on its own. With the founding of Studio 100 Film, a subsidiary of Studio 100 Media, the company has expanded its business to include the worldwide sale of feature films.
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