PRN: wooga Wins Big at the European Games Award 2011 - Best Publisher and Best Social Game
'We are very proud to have held our own against the international competition thanks to our focus as a provider of social games.
wooga Wins Big at the European Games Award 2011 - Best Publisher and Best Social Game
COLOGNE and BERLIN, Germany, August 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The 2011 European Games Award was given out Saturday evening in an official ceremony on the event ship Pure Liner in Cologne, Germany. 69 companies from 17 countries were nominated in 23 different categories. wooga beat out strong competition in two categories - as the best European publisher and with "Diamond Dash" as the best social game. Â
In just a short time since its creation in 2009, wooga Â - world of gaming, has become the number one social games provider in Europe. With around 35 million monthly active users, the Berlin-based company has not only secured the leading role in the European branch of the industry, but has also reached number two in global rankings.
'The award is a major honour for wooga - just two years after our founding, we have been recognised as the best European publisher. We certainly didn't expect this after established industry giants like EA, Ubisoft, Bigpoint and Gameforge were nominated,' Jens Begemann, CEO of wooga, expresses his delight with the double victory. 'We are very proud to have held our own against the international competition thanks to our focus as a provider of social games. All of our games are fully developed with a lot of love by small international teams in Berlin.'
wooga also recently announced that they will be publishing an iPad and iPhone version of the award-winning game "Diamond Dash". Diamond Dash iOS will use Facebook Connect and is available in the App Store at the end of the summer as a mobile social application for millions of fans.
On August 15 2011, Jens Begemann, founder and CEO of wooga, will deliver a keynote address on the future of the entertainment industry at the GDC Europe developer conference in Cologne. From 12:40 to 1:30 PM in the Congress Center Ost, Conference Room 1, 4th floor, he will referee the topic 'Playing is a Core Human Desire - How Social Games Change the Entertainment Industry'.
Also on Monday from 3:20 to 4:10 PM, in the Rheinsaal, 1st floor, Henric Suuronen, Head of Studio at wooga, will lead the discussion on the topic 'Killer Game Loops in Social Games' and offer deep insights into the development process of a new wooga game.
During the GDC Europe, wooga will be at area # 159 in the CC Ost, 1st floor - at gamescom wooga will be in Hall 4.1 - D30/ D31 at the G.A.M.E. Association booth.
Founded in 2009 in EuropeÂ´s leading technology hub, Berlin, wooga - world of gaming is the second largest social game developer in the world. wooga creates high quality games for Facebook and iOS, with a specific focus on emotional character development, usability, and superb localization in seven languages.