Hoist the sails! Founded in April this year, the partnership between gamigo AG and the TV production and sales agency Studio 100 Media for the game adaptation of the popular TV series ‘Vic the Viking’ (CGI) is currently fully under way. With the upcoming free-to-play game ‘Vic Online’, gamigo AG is covering new ground in the browser game segment. In ‘Vic Online’, players will be reunited with the most popular characters and settings from the TV series, allowing fans of all ages to experience the little hero’s adventures for themselves up close.
“’Vic the Viking’ is a very strong brand — simply everyone knows who the little Viking lad is,” comments Remco Westermann (CEO at gamigo AG). “We are excited about being able to support the free-to-play browser game ‘Vic Online’, and to continue developing it.”
Patrick Elmendorff, CEO at Studio 100 Media: “With ‘Vic Online’, we are expanding the range of digital offerings featuring ‘Vic’. With its combination of educational content with a classic strategy game, ‘Vic Online’ is suitable both for children from 9-12 years of age, as well as their parents. In doing so, we are able to reach multiple generations at once, as is the case with our brand as a whole. We are glad to have gamigo by our side, a leading provider and a renowned partner who shares the values and standards of our brand.”
Of course, ‘Vic’s’ family and friends from the series will also be by his side. While the powerful village chief Halvar sends players on exciting expeditions far from their homeland, ‘Vic’s’ mother Ylva ensures that the village does not want for anything. Players will expand what is initially a small and peaceful hamlet into an impressive and powerful Viking village that strikes fear into the hearts of its neighbors.
Although it is currently still in development, the browser game ‘Vic Online’ already promises to become a true classic among strategy games. In ‘Vic the Viking’s’ world, the developer Funatics has succeeded in finding the perfect combination of role-playing and strategy elements to create a gaming experience that will captivate all fans of the little Viking boy.
However, another highlight in ‘Vic Online’ is the cooperative component. In ‘Vic Online’, those who would like to provide their friends and fellow players with assistance can not only do so during battles on the high seas or when completing quests. Neighborly aid can also be provided when expanding the Viking villages.
Everywhere in ‘Vic Online’, dangers and challenges are just waiting to spring themselves on players. While on their adventures, they will encounter bloodthirsty pirates and spiteful neighboring villages that continuously attempt to make their lives as a Viking difficult. In stormy naval battles, the inventiveness of which are unparalleled, players will have to protect their home village from these threats.
In order to be better equipped to fend off opponents’ 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. In all this, players will receive much-valued assistance from trusty heroes and powerful Viking ships.
About gamigo AG
gamigo AG (founded in 2000) is a leading publisher and distributor of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) in Europe and North America. Round about 100 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. gamigo has a total of more than 15 million registered game accounts worldwide. In addition to online multiplayer games, gamigo plans to grow its offering of mobile games.
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 programmes.
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 11 September 2014. Apart from “Maya the Bee”, other notable brands under Studio 100 Media include “Heidi” and “Vic the Viking”, as well as their re-imagined CGI productions.
In addition to providing consultation and licensing, Studio 100 Media develops and produces merchandising and home entertainment products and 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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