German game developer and publisher InnoGames announced that its online browser-based strategy game, Forge of Empires, has been named the "Best Browsergame" by the "Deutscher Computerspielepreis" (or German Computer Game Award) and has won a 50,000 Euros prize. While that is exciting news for the developer, the company also revealed that it will divide the prize money up amongst its employees. Forge of Empires beat out Skylancer: Battle for Horizon (Chimera Entertainment) and The Great Jitters – Haunted Hunt (kunst-stoff) to win.
"We are extremely happy and very proud that we won this award," said, InnoGames CEO Hendrik Klindworth in a press release issued today. "This is a tribute to our hard working team. The ‘Computerspielepreis’ is rightly regarded as one of the most prestigious awards of the German video games industry. The jury’s expert opinion is another relevant confirmation of the quality of our work – next to the great feedback of the Forge of Empires’s community. With over six million registrations after half a year, Forge of Empires ranked amongst the best starts for a browser based game worldwide in 2012. The trophy money of 50,000 Euros will be given to the InnoGames employees."
You can learn more about Forge of Empires here.