New International Publisher of Free-to-Play MMO Games, Infernum, Founded by Andreas Weidenhaupt
European Online Game Industry Pioneer to Continue Focus on Fast Growing Online Games Market with New Company
BERLIN – August 16, 2011 – Infernum, a new international publisher of free-to-play MMO games was announced today. The company, founded by Andreas Weidenhaupt, former CEO of Frogster Online Gaming, will focus on bringing AAA free-to-play titles to market worldwide. With an initial focus on Europe, North America and South America, Infernum is currently working on multiple MMO projects with external development studios and actively looking for additional titles to license as it builds its product portfolio for 2012 and beyond. "The market for high-quality MMO games that are free to play is clearly growing and we intend to become a major player in the space," said Weidenhaupt. "We’ve already begun assembling a top-notch team and are looking to full utilize our resources by bringing some great games to the western world in 2012." Andreas Weidenhaupt was named one of the top 20 most influential people in the MMO industry in 2009 and 2010 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer, and the most influential European. His successful tenure at Frogster Online Gaming, where he served as CEO and was responsible for discovering and commercializing Runes of Magic among other titles, has given Weidenhaupt valuable experience in running a games publisher focused on online games. His knowledge of the games industry comes from experience playing hundreds of online games since 1997, and licensing more than a half-dozen AAA titles and successfully bringing them to market. A serial entrepreneur, Weidenhaupt founded Onlinewelten, the largest European online game portal back in 2004, and Frogster Online Gaming and Frogster America in 2008.
Infernum was founded in 2011, to bring high quality free-to-play online games to the western world. Headquartered in Berlin, the publisher of Massively-Multiplayer Online (MMO) games is working on multiple titles and developing a portfolio to position the company as a market leader over the next several years. For more information, please visit: www.infernum.com