Bigpoint Games is a German video game developer. The company develops stand-alone browser-based games as well as social network games. Bigpoint also runs a gaming portal website with a number of browser-based massively multiplayer online role playing games it has produced and has over 200 million registered users (announced in June 2011). NBCU has featured some of Bigpoint's games on the websites of some of its cable channels. In addition to its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint maintains offices in Berlin, San Francisco, Malta and Sao Paulo. Some of the companies' games include Battlestar Galactica Online, Farmerama, Drakensang Online, DarkOrbit and Seafight. In 2002, the company was founded by Heiko Hubertz in Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, . Hubertz remains CEO until today. Bigpoint's first game was Icefighter, an ice hockey management simulation. The company quickly expanded, having one million registered users in 2006. By 2007, Bigpoint was running 22 browser games. In June 2008, General Electric and NBC Universal, along with European private-equity group GMT Communications Partners, bought out a 70 percent share of Bigpoint.
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