Open Beta! Galaxy on Fire – Alliances launches in 14 countries

Hamburg, Germany – November 21th, 2013 – Fishlabs Entertainment, the Hamburg-based mobile gaming studio behind the iconic Galaxy on Fire™ saga, launched its first multiplayer title in selected territories today. Having been in development for more than two years, the new sci-fi strategy epic Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances constitutes the biggest and most ambitious project in the company’s 9-year history. As of today, the app is officially available for download on the Apple App Store in the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands.

Building on the lore and culture of the earlier Galaxy on Fire™ games but introducing entirely new gameplay mechanics, Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances puts its players into the roles of up-and-coming commanders of the Terrans, Nivelians or Vossk. Far beyond the final frontier, in a hazardous yet all the more promising region of space called the Shroud Nebula, these commanders set out to erect strong outposts, harvest invaluable resources and claim highly competitive territories. In order to stand their ground, however, they will have to band together and form powerful alliances that endure and defy even the strongest breaches and most devastating blows.

With strong focus on easy-to-access coop, alliance and PVP gameplay as well as full incorporation of the classic Fishlabs trademarks such as triple-A production values, high-end 3D graphics and consummate mobile optimization, Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances sets new standards for multiplayer strategy games on smartphones and tablets. During the closed beta, which has been running for three months now, the app has already achieved more than 120.000 registrations and an impressive 30-day retention rate of over 35 per cent. With the aid of the open beta, Fishlabs now hopes to gain additional information about crucial points such as live server operation or player spending behaviour. On the basis of said insights, the final tweaks and adjustments will be made before the iOS version of Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances hits the App Store globally in Q1 of 2014. And Android version of the game will follow later on in 2014.

Unique Features of Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances
– The first Mobile Strategy MMO in the Galaxy on Fire™ universe
– A vast star map with more than 200.000 individual planets
– Epic space battles with hundreds of players
– Easy-to-access alliance system with varying coop features
– Global leader boards for individual players as well as multi-national alliances
– Three different alien species known from the previous GOF games
– High-end 3D graphics and state-of-the-art special effects
– Mobile-optimized user interface and intuitive touch controls
– Native resolution support for 4-Inch and 3.5-Inch Retina Display as well as iPad

“Everyone at our studio is incredibly proud of Galaxy on Fire – Alliances”, says Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs Entertainment. “It’s not only our first multiplayer title and our first full-fledged free-to-play game, but also the next chapter in the history of our most popular IP. For years, our fans have told us that they wanted to explore the GOF universe together with their friends. Now they can team up and assist each other in conquering planets, trading resources, allocating fleets and winning epic space battles! Alliances will add a whole new dimension to the Galaxy on Fire franchise.”

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