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Hamburg, January 17, 2013.
InnoGames just released new information about the
pirate action game,
Kartuga, as the closed beta nears; the distinct
worlds of the game, Ithosia, Kartu and the Empire of the Sun, all
differ visually. While Ithosia is reminiscent of the Mediterranean,
Kartu plays with Mayan influences, and The Empire is inspired by
the Orient. InnoGames also released a video featuring these various
The kingdoms are not historical replicas – fantasy
elements and nautical legends are woven into each area to make them
truly unique. InnoGames made a conscious decision to steer clear of
typical pirate stereotypes when designing the backdrops. “We
want to show that the wonderful world of pirates can be more
diverse than what is out there now. Players can expect a lot of
visual variety from Kartuga,” says Game Designer Philipp
Arlt. The kingdoms are further divided into several sectors –
where either PVP missions are played or PVE quests are available.
Kartuga is starting out with nine sectors to be explored.
Kartuga is an Action-MMO with RPG-elements, designed in Unity
3D. At the core of the game, developed by
Ticking Bomb Games, is cooperative PvP.
Closed beta will begin in the coming weeks. Players can already
With more than 100 million registered players, InnoGames is one
of the world's leading developers and providers of online games.
The Hamburg-based company has scored major successes with games
Forge of Empires and