Free Online Space Game Starport: Galactic Empires Surpasses the 200k Users Mark

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Independent game development studio Playtechtonics announces that their self published free online space game Starport: Galactic Empires has surpassed the 200,000 account mark. In the Starport universe, players compete in fast-paced spaceship combat to grow and expand their own empire of planets through invasion and colonization.

Starport: Galactic Empires

I believe Starport has reached this new milestone because we are committed to providing new and exciting improvements to the game based on player requests.

Austin, TX-based independent game development studio Playtechtonics is pleased to announce that interest in their free online space game Starport: Galactic Empires, http://www.StarportGame.com, continues to grow and accounts created for the game has surpassed the 200,000 milestone while simultaneous users online has also reached a record high. Starport: Galactic Empires demonstrates the viability of the free to play business model, as opposed to the subscription model, for independent MMO games. Playtechtonics also serves as a model for small independent studios as it maintains a MMO game while while employing a small team of less than 5 developers.

Playtechtonics CEO Aaron Hunter said "I believe Starport has reached this new milestone because we are committed to providing new and exciting improvements to the game based on player requests." Recent upgrades to Starport: Galactic Empires include: logos for player run corporations, improvements to graphics and sound, a new classic server that brings back classic gameplay style for veteran players, and championship competitions for players to compete for the title of champion of Starport. The player community has also begun to document the more subtle aspects of Starport and play strategies for players in the new Starport: Galactic Empires wiki located at http://www.StarportGame.com/wiki.

Starport: Galactic Empires is a free to play massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) self published by independent game development studio Playtechtonics and released in 2004. In this space RPG players take the role of a space ship captain and explore and conquer a vast galaxy filled with others players. Players can participate in real time combat with others players, take over planets to expand their empires and form corporations with other players to fight for control of the galaxy. Starport is free to play and can be downloaded directly at the Starport website.

For any additional information, press kit or screenshots of Starport: Galactic Empires please visit the Starport website. If you would like even more information or to request an interview with key developers please feel free to contact Jon Hanks.

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