SCILL Play announces a partnership with the Erlangen-based indie team Clockwork Origins to include the Endless Runner Tri6: Infinite as an officially supported title in all its SCILL Play apps. Immediately with today‘s launch on Steam, gamers can look forward to new curated challenges and rewards created in direct collaboration with the development team. WIth SCILL Play the hunt through cyberspace, where players will attempt to face the ever-changing racing conditions in the battle against time not only solo but also with up to four players split-screen, will receive an additional level of motivation.
“We are a big fan of the German indie scene, which still receives too little attention,” says Marc Berekoven, Project Manager SCILL Play and Head of Business Development 4Players. “For SCILL Play, the partnership with Clockwork Origins is not just another way to give smaller teams the chance to offer features such as Battle Passes or community content that they would otherwise only be able to manage with great difficulty or a high level of personnel effort. With the integration we are also showing that SCILL can not only be used for classic multiplayer titles or genres, but that it also adds value to games across genre boundaries. No matter if blockbuster or indie project, if solo, PvE or PvP, no matter if strategy, jump & run, role-playing or an interesting end-less runner with splitscreen option: SCILL Play can be integrated with minimal effort and gives development teams regardless of their size intuitive tools to offer gamers new challenges and expand the community.
Sebastian Frenzel, one of the founders of Clockwork Origins, adds: “Tri6: Infinite is one of those games that are quick to learn and difficult to master. SCILL’s concept is ideal for offering players additional challenges in Tri6: Infinite that put their skills to the test and prepare them for immediate competition in the leaderboards. We are therefore pleased to release the game with full SCILL integration on July 17th.“
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Computec Media Group releases 4Players GmbH into the newly founded 4Players AG based in Switzerland. The Hamburg-based gaming service provider will thus become a wholly owned subsidiary of Marquard Media Group, who, together with Group CEO Bijan Khezri will act as the main shareholders of 4Players AG.
All brands of 4Players GmbH, such as the internationally active server hosting 4Netplayers, the challenge and community platform SCILL Play or the renowned magazine 4Players.de, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as well as numerous innovation projects still in development in the gaming and community sectors, will remain fully intact and will be intensified under the new owner.
With the new shareholders, the attached increased financial security and the resulting optimized ability to act, 4Players is taking the next step to taking a lead role in the continuously growing gaming industry on its chosen path as an expanding 360-degree service provider.
Phillip Schuster, CEO and co-founder 4Players, comments: „I am very excited that the company founded 20 years ago by a group of passionate gamers is now empowered to independently grow after it benefited for ten years of freenet AG‘s guiding ownership and for the past ten years from Computec Media’s ambitious drive for expansion. For the 20th anniversary, we could not have imagined a better gift and directing signal for the future but to establish 4Players AG. Together with Marquard Media we are determined to continue the transformative path that started in 2017 and pursue the objective to firmly establish 4Players as a global leader for innovative solutions dedicated to gamers as well as the gaming industry. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all employees and partners that have shaped the past and continue shaping our future. I look forward to 4Players future success.“
Bijan Khezri, Group CEO and co-owner Marquard Media Group (MMG), adds: „4Players has been at the heart of the digital transformation that we introduced at MMG three years ago. MMG consists of six independent companies that have all followed three core principles in their pursuit of digital transformation: (1) our past legacy is not a contradiction but empowers the foundation for reinvention and future growth; (2) innovation is bottom-up and not top-down inspired; and (3) an integrated Group Management Board ensures that all potential resources within the Group as well as our ecosystems are optimally deployed to leverage Group synergies. 4Players and Phillip Schuster personally have played a prominent role in this process. The foundation of 4Players AG empowers growth beyond the limitations of Marquard Media Group.“
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SCILL Play, the challenge and community platform of 4Players GmbH, extends its portfolio of supported games. Following the already available Rise of Legions and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which have been most recently played in SCILL Play’s first official “Community Clash” competition, and the already announced World of Warships, further titles will be added in the coming weeks.
Accompanying the Steam launch on July 17th, the futuristic Endless-Runner Tri6: Infinite from the Erlangen based indie studio Clockwork Origins will be integrated and enhanced with a constant stream of new challenges, which are created in direct cooperation with the developers. Shortly after, the hardcore multiplayer shooter Vengeance by 314 Arts will get SCILL Play support. The close cooperation with the dev-team will ensure that the challenge and community potential is fully utilized.
The complete press release can be found in the press section.
Cast off, full steam ahead and fire away: 4Players’ innovative engagement platform supports World of Warships from Wargaming
Hamburg, Germany – 27.04.2020 – 4Players GmbH announces its co-operation with Wargaming, one of the market leaders for free-to-play MMOs, to support the dynamic battles of World of Warships with the challenge and engagement app SCILL Play. Starting in May, fans of the popular naval battles can look forward to new custom challenges for all experience levels as well as exclusive rewards. The exact date will be announced shortly.
„Our main value lies in our community. Our players continue to play World of Warships and enjoy rich content and new features we’re preparing on a regular basis. Therefore, we are happy to partner with SCILL Play and offer our players even more reasons to log in and play their favorite game by keeping them engaged with other players and awarding their achievements.”, said Rajeev Girdhar, Regional Publishing Director for World of Warships.
Marc Berekoven, Head of Business Development at 4Players GmbH and Project Manager SCILL Play, adds: “We are thrilled that we found another partner for our SCILL platform in Wargaming. With SCILL Play we can continuously offer new challenges to the enthusiastic players, which perfectly complement the already existing features in World of Warships. By working closely with the developers to create the challenges and exclusive rewards, we can ensure that the high quality of World of Warships is carried forward into SCILL Play challenges, that are easy to create with minimal development effort.“
SCILL Play is an app for mobile devices and browser that allows players to set individual ability-based goals and accept solo or group challenges. Every gamer, whether beginner or professional, can find new tasks regardless of the developer’s specifications and can, for example, collect rewards even in the event of defeat, which then can be redeemed in SCILL Play’s internal shop. With SCILL Battle Passes (coming soon), players will face a series of challenges and can unlock further exclusive content and rewards.
With fresh and constantly updated challenges, a cross-game experience point/ranking system, alliance and guild tools, as well as special rewards that may only be available temporarily or in individual games, SCILL Play encourages gamers to engage even more deeply with their favorite games.
For more information about SCILL Play, please visit the official website: https://www.scillplay.com
Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. What began in 1970 to accompany groundbreaking conservation laws in the USA has become an important institution half a century later. Not only when it comes to pointing out dangers that threaten the planet, but also to offersolutions or alternatives. For example, the Paris Climate Accord was signed on Earth Day 2016.
SCILL Play, the challenge app from 4Players, would like to support Earth Day in the long term with the campaign “SCILL Tree”: Starting today, the app offers vouchers in the store, which can be used to exchange your SCILL Coins for a tree planted in the name of the gamer and 4Players. Alternatively, you can also opt for a bundle of ten, which is a whopping 25% cheaper than the individual vouchers. SCILL and all its players will support the Trillion Tree Campaign of the organization Plant for the Planet.
Our goal is to have planted 5000 trees by the end of the year – help us to reach the target, thank you!
Hamburg, Germany, 25.03.2020 – “Social Distancing” is the motto of the hour. With the current Covid 19 crisis, the call to limit physical contact to one’s own household, to keep distance to others and therefore also to restrict outdoor activities is as necessary as it is not a natural behaviour for people. Every single person is challenged and 4Players GmbH would like to do their part with their hosting service 4Netplayers and tries to help reduce the social distance, at least virtually.
Therefore, 4Netplayers is giving away as many free TeamSpeak servers as are needed to keep in touch with family members, talk to work colleagues from home office to home office or communicate with friends during an online game – all free-of-charge. With five slots per server, a simple setup and a runtime of three months, this giveaway operation ensures that the social distance required in this time of crisis is not synonymous with isolation.
Oliver Paul, Project Manager 4Netplayers: “Connecting people online is our mission. Therefore 4Players wants to help all those affected with what we have available. If we succeed in reducing the currently required physical distance between friends, colleagues or families even a little bit with the TeamSpeak servers, which are free of charge for three months, a step will be taken to overcome this crisis together.
At the same time, we would like to thank all those people who are fighting against the virus on the front line in social services such as doctors, nurses and carers. Those who are currently sitting at the supermarket checkout, restocking the shelves or transporting the goods and keeping the shop running. All those who make sure that our everyday life does not collapse completely. But also to all the people who do their part by staying at home as much as possible – even if it’s hard”.
- 5-Slot TeamSpeak-Server
- runtime: 3 Monate
- your own Hostname (DNS)
The complimentary 5-slot three-month TeamSpeak-Server can be ordered here:
Further information about 4Netplayers you’ll find on the official website: https://gameserver.4players.de/
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