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  • Frogster Interactive Pictures AG (from 2005-04 to 2012-08)

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Frogster Interactive Pictures AG was founded in April 2005 after a management buy-out of Pointsoft Germany GmbH, a publisher and distributor of PC games since 1999, and is based in Berlin, Germany.

The company used different labels to publish its games:

  • Back to Games: budget-priced titles
  • Brigades: full-priced titles
  • Eclypse: mid-priced titles
  • Hall of Game: mid-priced titles

Frogster was one of the market leaders in the budget-price segment in Germany, but due to financial losses in 2006 and 2007 the company stopped their traditional publishing business to the end of 2008 and acts now as a pure publisher of Massively Multiplayer Online Games.

The subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH in Berlin was created by merging Yusho and OnlineWelten in 2008. Frogster also founded international subsidiaries in South Korea (Frogster Asia Co. Ltd., formally known as Frogster Studios; 2006) and the USA (Frogster America Inc.; 2008). FIP Publishing GmbH was another subsidiary, established for the sole purpose of publishing PC games (closed in 2008).

As of 2009 Frogster employs more than 100 people in the departments Licensing, Localization, Product Management, QA, Community Management, Marketing & PR, Hosting, Billing, Sales, Customer Support, Finance, Administration and Management.

The company was bought by Gameforge Productions GmbH in 2010, renamed to Gameforge Berlin in 2012 and closed in 2013.

Credited on 109 Games from 2004 to 2012

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Tera (Collector's Edition) (2012 on Windows)
Mythos (2011 on Windows)
Runes of Magic (2009 on Windows)
The Chronicles of Spellborn (2008 on Windows)
The Chronicles of Spellborn (Premium Edition) (2008 on Windows)
Casper: The Enchanted Forest (2008 on Windows)
Casper: The Magical Toy Store (2008 on Windows)
Casper: The Spooky Alley (2008 on Windows)
Bounty Bay Online (2008 on Windows)
Speedball 2: Tournament (2007 on Windows)
Escape from Paradise City (2007 on Windows)
Breakin 360° (2007 on Windows)
The Equestrian (2007 on Windows)
Starship Troopers (Special Edition) (2007 on Windows)
Pacific Storm: Allies (2007 on Windows)
Ascension to the Throne (2007 on Windows)
Casper: Mystery in the Castle (2007 on Windows)
Hall of Game: 4Games - Volume 10 (2007 on Windows)
Hall of Game: 4Games - Volume 11 (2007 on Windows)
Hall of Game: 4Games - Volume 12 (2007 on Windows)

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April 22, 2013

It is announced that the company will be closed on September 30, 2013.

July 3, 2012

It is announced that the company will be renamed to Gameforge Berlin in August 2012.

October 2010

Gameforge Productions GmbH buys the company and holds 81,5% of its shares.

December 31, 2008

The company's traditional publishing activities via its subsidiary FIP Publishing are shut down.

December 9, 2008

The company founds its subsidiary Frogster America Inc. in San Francisco, USA.

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Company location and contact information (Jan. 2008):

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

Bleibtreustr. 38

10623 Berlin

Germany

Company phone: +49(0)302847010

Company Fax: +49(0)3028470111

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