Last month, Gameforge laid off 100 of its staff, which was 20% of its workforce. This put many of its games in indefinite hiatus, including the browser-based, free-to-play MMO Star Trek: Infinite Space.
However, Battlestar Galactica Online publisher Bigpoint has shown interest in Infinite Space and may rescue the title. Reports indicate that CEO Heiko Hubertz is in negotiations co-publish the MMO. However, the negotiations are apparently in the early stages.
The troubled MMO had already been threatened by layoffs earlier in the year when Gameforge announced that the development staff would be "restructuring", which put the beta test on indefinite hiatus.
Star Trek: Infinite Space allows players to be a captain of a Federation or Klingon ship, hiring personnel, exploring new worlds, engaging in ship-to-ship combat as well as non-combat missions, and socializing on interstellar lounges. Check out Strategy Informer's preview .