Oh Kartuga, we hardly knew ye.

Today, Innogames announced to its fans that it had decided not to publish Kartuga, and would immediately stop its development. The pirate themed MMO had only recently gotten its open beta sea legs and had a promising future ahead of it. Even Innogames themselves admitted the game did offer stunning graphics and had great potential, but they came to the conclusion that Kartuga does not live up to the high standards of quality they strive for.

Innogames also seem completely focused on only publishing games capable of cross-platform support. Something they felt could not be accomplish in a timely manner with Kartuga.

Players who have unspent gems are able to exchange them for premium currency on other games until August 14th. While there is no official shutdown date yet, the developers have said the game will be available for at least a few more weeks.

For more information regarding the shutdown or to find out how to exchange your unspent gems, be sure to check out the full post here.

Do you feel Kartuga deserved such a fate?

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. Innogames may create some fun games but their customer service is absolutely terrible. For starters, they let their players also be moderators, allowing for a serious conflict of interest. Keep in mind that they also support all decisions made by these moderators, which include decisions to ban other players, from not only the forums, but the game as well. They say you can escalate any issues beyond the moderators but its not clearly defined at all. In fact, the most obvious link to try to do this only sends you to the “Community Manager”, which is just the highest level moderator. In my own case, when dealing with them they even decided to promote the moderator who mistreated me and even broke their own rules, he is now a “Co-Community Manager”.

    I would suggest that if you play any of their games be sure to remain a free-player and don’t bother trying to report any issues to them. At least, if you do, don’t get any hopes up of getting any kind of good customer service!

  2. I really don’t like browser games. It feels much smoother with a client based game. They should make this client based and a better advertisement.

        • Okofire is right. Client-based games are always far more advanced. Show me a browser that can run TERA at full graphics at 60+ FPS constantly and -then- I might believe that browser-based has anything at all going for it.

          Until then, browser-based games are simply inferior.

  3. Dont think it was cause it wasnt a “Quality game they strive for” I think it was the fact at Open Beta launch it was empty almost lol..

    Just dont think they wanted to spend more money in something that was nearly dead on an Open Beta launch.


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