Gameforge, Europe's leading publisher of online games, has announced today that music legend Chris Hülsbeck will create the score for the browser based free-to-play game Star Trek - Infinite Space™, which takes place in the Deep Space Nine timeline and is set to release the summer of 2011.
The renowned computer game music composer became famous with his soundtracks for milestone games such as Turrican 2 and The Great Giana Sisters. Today, he can look back on 25 years' experience in the computer games industry. In 2008, the Cologne based WDR Radio Orchestra performed 'Symphonic Shades', a classical re-interpretation in honor of his music. Hülsbeck marked the 8-bit era as one of its outstanding musicians and stands as an example for many of today's DJs.
"This commission is a great honor, to work on a Star Trek product was a dream that has now come true," Hülsbeck explains.
Ralf Adam, Gameforge's Executive Producer, adds, "We are all very proud of being able to enlist such an outstanding artist. Chris Hülsbeck has decisively influenced a whole generation of computer games."
A first taste of the soundtrack can be downloaded free at: www.startrek-is.com/media. When the game is released in the summer of 2011, the entire soundtrack will be available as a free download - in line with the free-to-play-tradition.
Gameforge is the largest independent global provider of online games. Located in Karlsruhe, Germany, Gameforge offers 21 games in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million registered users worldwide. The Gameforge portfolio includes Metin2, the largest massively multiplayer online game in Europe and popular games such as OGame, Ikariam, Gates of Andaron, or Gladiatus. The Gameforge portal Gameforge.com integrates all Gameforge games in a comprehensive community network. Gameforge has won numerous awards, including "Technology Pioneer 2009" from the World Economic Forum and "Entrepreneur of the Year 2008." Ikariam won the German Computer Game Award 2009 in the "Best Browser Game" category. In 2010, Gameforge was awarded "TOP JOB Employer of the Year" and titled one of the best employers of 2010 by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany.
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