If you'd never heard of Bigpoint's
browser MMO known as DarkOrbit
prior to last month's space drone microtransaction brouhaha
, you're not alone.
According to the company, though, lots of people have heard of the game, which launched in 2006 and is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary. Bigpoint claims a community of over 65 million registered players, and a news release says that DarkOrbit
is "the most popular and biggest space game worldwide."
DarkOrbit is a 2-D flash game that puts players in control of a spaceship while working for one of three corporations.
[Source: Bigpoint press release]