Accel Invests In German Online Game World Maker Gameforge

German MMPOG maker Gameforge has received and undisclosed amount of venture funding from Accel Partners. The Karlsruhe-based outfit’s website claims around four million active users of its 12 titles, which include OGame and Vendetta. That’s small beer compared to World Of Warcraft’s nine million players, but Accel is betting there’s plenty of opportunity still left in the area, citing “very high growth” in online games. The difference with Gameforge is that games are played in a web browser, not a separate application. (Via Guardian).