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Rising Cities tops 2 million players and continues a series of new features

Mar 5,2013 by Eleanor

Hamburg, March 5, 2013 – Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) is going to new heights! Over two million players have registered for Rising Cities (www.risingcities.com) since its launch. Now a series of recently implemented features have budding mayors buzzing with excitement.

Rising Cities

Since breaking ground, Rising Cities has amassed an impressive following with some two million players already building their own personal metropolis by investing in industry and infrastructure, managing resources and producing goods:

“Rising Cities offers players a unique blend of core gaming elements in a casual game that boasts PC quality graphics. Bolstered by such encouraging figures, Rising Cities is poised to continue its successful run with various updates in store for the coming months,” says Moritz Overath Producer Rising Cities.

A new daily bonus feature is scheduled to be implemented this week. Additionally, the brand new harvester function will be going live soon and will significantly reduce the number of mouse clicks by fully automating the collection of rental income and rewards. Players can take full advantage of this feature by picking it up in the City Hall.

These exiting updates continue a series of recent new features to further increase excitement and fun in the Rising Cities metropolises.

After introducing two exciting resident types to augment the strategic aspects of the game, as well as creating the city square to provide players with a centralized starting point for weekly and event quests, the first major Rising Cities update is centered on the Emergency System feature.

The Emergency System feature gives mayors the chance to show their leadership skills in tough times by presenting them with various catastrophes and crises to deal with. The initial update was implemented last week and includes the Academy and the Fire Department. Mayors will be able to train citizens to perform various civic tasks in the Academy, beginning with firemen and women. The Emergency System will then be expanded to include a police force and hospitals.

Rising Cities breakneck start continued as it recently received the MMO of the Year 2013 Award by the audience for Best Tycoon Browser Game: http://www.mmooftheyear.com/hall-of-fame/2013.

About Bigpoint

Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) is Europe´s leading online game developer, publisher and content provider for more than 1,000 global distribution partners. Bigpoint’s free-to-play games are played by over 310 million registered users in over 25 languages. Employees from over 35 different nations work at the company headquarters in Hamburg (Germany) and at other locations like in Berlin, San Francisco and Paris.

The company‘s portfolio include high quality casual games titles like Farmerama, Rising Cities and Skyrama as well as core titles like Drakensang Online, Battlestar Galactica Online and Dark Orbit.

Bigpoint’s many distinctions in the industry include the MMO of the Year 2013 for Rising Cities, the MMO of the Year 2012 for Drakensang Online, the European Business Award 2011, the Mashable Best Online Game Award for “Farmerama” as well as the MTV Skyscraper Award for extraordinary achievement in game development. For more information or press material, please visit the press area at www.bigpoint.net.

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