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Ancientsoft Makes Pharaohs Treasure

Ancientsoft the creators of the award winning puzzle game Pharaohs’ Curse Gold released Pharaohs’ Treasure, a fast and addictive puzzle game for Windows. The goal of the game is to line up ancient Egyptian treasure pieces of the same type into rows or columns to remove them from the grid and get more pieces to appear. Each level contains a number of lines which you must remove before the time runs out in order to move on to the next level. The game designed to be fun and addictive for all ages, very easy to play yet challenging to master. … Continue reading Ancientsoft Makes Pharaohs Treasure

O~3 To Publish Monte Cristo Games

O~3 Entertainment, an interactive entertainment publishing and distribution company, today announced a deal with Monte Cristo Games to publish two PC games: D-Day, a real-time tactical game, and Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand, a city building game, in North and South America. "Monte Cristo has made a name for itself in pushing the envelope for strategy and management games," said Bill Gardner, CEO and president of O~3 Entertainment. "We're very excited to be bringing two such highly anticipated games to the Americas and to be adding new genres to our lineup." "We're looking forward to commencing our relationship with O~3 … Continue reading O~3 To Publish Monte Cristo Games

World Cyber Games Picks HWH For PR

The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) has selected HWH PR/New Media as its public relations agency for the 2004 Grand Final. From October 6-10, 2004 San Francisco will become the world’s cyber capital when the World Cyber Games Grand Final is held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The Grand Final will bring 700 champion gamers from 64 countries to compete for world titles and prize money. Including prizes from national finals, global winnings for the World Cyber Games is estimated to reach (US) $2.5 million this year. "The international elite are already competing to reach the Grand Final where a … Continue reading World Cyber Games Picks HWH For PR

Lowenstein, Florin To Speak at EHN Show

ELSPA, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, today announced the first tranche of high-level speakers for the conference program at the industry-facing European Games Network (EGN) trade show, taking place at London ExCeL September 1st – 3rd, 2004. Gerhard Florin, senior VP and managing director European publishing at Electronic Arts has confirmed that he will be making the opening keynote address on day two of the event. The first day will be opened by a keynote looking forward to the next decade in interactive entertainment from the president of the US trade body ESA, Doug Lowenstein. Designed to present … Continue reading Lowenstein, Florin To Speak at EHN Show

EA Working on Oddworld Stranger

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that Oddworld Stranger, the latest in the internationally acclaimed character-based Oddworld series, will bring its signature brand of action gaming to owners of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Oddworld Stranger, which is currently under development for a planned spring 2005 debut, will be published and distributed by EA under the EA GAMES brand. Developed by Oddworld Inhabitants, Oddworld Stranger features detailed interactive environments set in an enthralling new frontier of the Oddworld universe. Players step into the role of the Stranger, a rough and tumble bounty … Continue reading EA Working on Oddworld Stranger

Vivendi to Distribute NovaLogic Games

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. and Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced an exclusive multi-year strategic agreement, under which VU Games will become the sole distributor of NovaLogic products in North America NovaLogic will continue to oversee development, production, marketing and PR for its products. "This agreement combines top quality titles with top quality distribution," commented Lee Milligan, President of NovaLogic. "The strategic relationship will allow both companies to grow and prosper in the very competitive video game climate of today. We look forward to a long term partnership with one of the leading companies in our … Continue reading Vivendi to Distribute NovaLogic Games

Richard Jacques Music to Play at GC Convention

Top Composer Richard Jacques (www.richardjacques.com) today announced his original score for Empire Interactive's STARSHIP TROOPERS will debut as a live symphony suite at this year's GC-Games Convention concert. Members of the Prague Symphony Orchestra will perform the music on August 18th at Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany. "Richard’s music is anthemic and inspiring and was so well received at the first GC concert that we decided to feature more of his work again this year," said event producer Thomas Boecker. In 2003, Richard Jacques' music for Headhunter and Headhunter: Redemption was played to a sold-out Gewandhaus concert hall during the first … Continue reading Richard Jacques Music to Play at GC Convention

GameDesire Hits France

Ganymede Technologies is proud to announce the French version of the online game site GameDesire. GameDesire offers players more than 60 online games: pool, board games, card games, word games and arcade. French versions of these games are also available to all French speaking users. "So far our games are prepared in nine different language versions. GameDesire users can choose from five languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Turkish) on our site. By the end of this year, we will have our games translated into Italian, Swedish and Dutch. We are gradually building a large multi-national online gaming community" said … Continue reading GameDesire Hits France

Sugar Games Announces Edges Family Title

Sugar Games is excited to announce the release of Edges, a totally new and highly addictive logic puzzle for players who want to enjoy a fresh exciting gameplay and bored with playing another Lines-style puzzle. In Edges you must get the maximum score by moving chips onto the checkerboard and combining them with randomly appearing extra chips to make up matching chip patterns. Patterns explode and you score! Edges is a fresh logic game for puzzle lovers of all ages. Your playground here is a clear checkerboard in the center and four checked sideboards with two lines of chips coming … Continue reading Sugar Games Announces Edges Family Title

ELSPA Hires ClearImage for PR

ELSPA (The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association) has selected ClearImage to support and build awareness for its European Games Network (EGN) to be held at ExCel in London, September 1-3, 2004. ClearImage will promote the event to the North American interactive entertainment and technology industries, including technology companies, video game publishers, developers and consumers, the media, and trade associations through comprehensive communications and business development programs. ELSPA, established as the specific and collective identity for the British computer and video games industry, chose ClearImage because of its proven track record for increasing the profile of European organizations within the … Continue reading ELSPA Hires ClearImage for PR

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