New York / Hamburg, 16. December 2010 - Europe's controversial Pennergame, has just released it's new Arabic version based in Cairo. Hordes of gamers are taking to the virtual streets of Cairo in what's set to be Pennergame's biggest title yet.
After New York, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and St. Petersburg; comes the highly anticipated Cairo version. Following it's recent release, virtual bums are flooding the streets of Cairo to search through trash cans and undertake the life of a bum without any real risk. The aim of the game is to develop through education, crime, drinking and busking - embarking on a journey from rags to riches. Players are signing up to play in the thousands at www.bumrise.ae
"We are interested to see how the Arabic public will react to the game" says the games inventor Niels Wildung (22). "We have always used our public impact to focus attention on issues such as poverty by regularly working with local homeless projects. We are currently looking for partners in Cairo." says Wildung commenting on their social commitment.
The satirical Browsergame created extensive discussions all over Europe regarding the issue of homelessness. The European media continue heated discussions over the games controversial material. Individual politicians in France and Germany have also tried - without success - to discredit the game by saying it's disparaging towards homeless people.
The controversial browsergame is played by millions of enthusiastic gamers in nine different languages, with 16 different city versions around the globe. The inventors behind the 2008 browser game of the year are the 22-year-old Hamburg entrepreneurs, Niels Wildung and Marius Follert.
Farbflut Entertainment GmbH develops and operates worldwide online games. Founders and managing directors are now 22-year-old Marius Follert and Niels Wildung. The international company operates its games e.g. the successful Pennergame in nine languages in over 30 countries. The company located in Hamburg is socially engaged in several homeless projects and regularly donates part of its own earnings.
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