Stockholm, Sweden – August 16, 2013- Bitsquid, the high-end game engine developers, announced today that War of the Vikings and Magicka: Wizards War, published by Paradox Interactive, will be developed on the Bitsquid Game Engine.
Magicka: Wizard Wars is a fast-paced action PvP game that utilizes the humor and dynamic spellcasting system of Magicka, tasking players to form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield together, combining elements to cast hundreds of different offensive and defensive spells. The game is being developed by Paradox North.
Developed by Fatshark, War of the Vikings is a new standalone entry into the Paradox War franchise that will pull players into the brutal and bloody Viking Age, challenging them to design a personalized warrior and sack England as a mighty Norseman, or defend it as a brave Saxon. Featuring intense close-quarters combat, authentically inspired settings and weaponry, rich customization options, and large-scale battles, War of the Vikings will add a new unforgettable experience to Paradox’s close combat arsenal.
“The Bitsquid Game Engine is a great technology that enables us to develop better games at a faster pace. With the source code we have full flexibility. Features like real time collaboration and instant drop in play is great for productivity,” said Fatshark CEO, Martin Wahlund.
The Bitsquid Game Engine is licensable for creating high quality computer games, built from its inception to focus on performance, flexibility and productivity. The engine is multiple platform running on PCs (Windows, OS X), consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360) and high end mobile devices (Android, iOS).
For more information on War of the Vikings go to: www.warofthevikings.com
For more information on Magicka: Wizards War go to: www.wizardwars.com
For more information on Bitsquid go to: www.bitsquid.se
Bitsquid was founded in Sweden 2008 by four game industry veterans who has built a new high-end game engine, built from the ground up to focus on excellent multicore performance, cache friendly data layouts and advanced rendering techniques. Bitsquid is a multiple platform engine running on PCs (Windows, OS X), consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360) and high end mobile devices (Android, iOS).
About Paradox Interactive
For over a decade, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalogue, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron series created by Paradox Development Studio. 2013-2014 will play host to Paradox Interactive’s most ambitious lineup of titles to date with such anticipated releases as Magicka: Wizard Wars, Europa Universalis IV and War of the Vikings. It is also expanding its presence onto tablets and cross-platform gaming. www.paradoxplaza.com • /ParadoxInteractive • @pdxinteractive • http://forum.paradoxplaza.com
Fatshark is a Swedish game development studio located in Stockholm comprised of experienced and skilled developers with experience from AAA, digital as well as mobile games. With the successful releases of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and War of the Roses and with the upcoming War of The Vikings release, Fatshark has established a reputation as a competent creator of digitally distributed, high-end multiplayer games. However, Fatshark never hesitates to expand into other genres as well, and has proven their versatility by delivering acclaimed titles such as Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, Hamilton’s Great Adventure and Krater. Follow Fatshark at twitter,www.twitter.com/fatsharkgames and www.fatshark.se