TOWSON, MD April 5, 2011 – IGS Software has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Stentec Software, of Heeg, The Netherlands, to become the exclusive North American publisher of Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe Edition, the most realistic sailing game ever created. Developed by Stentec Software, a leading European publisher of sailing simulators and navigational software, Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe Edition is the culmination of years of research and development that has helped to create this graphically stunning simulation. The game will be available in popular software retail outlets across the United States as of April 26, 2011.
Experienced sailors will quickly recognize the incredibly realistic motion of wind, water, and waves, as they take the helm of any one of 17 modern racing sailboat classes, ranging from the Olympic 470 and Laser to the 70-foot Volvo Open 70. Novices will discover a simple, inexpensive way to learn the fundamentals of sailing and the vagaries of the wind, long before they step aboard their first vessel.
Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe Edition sailors will experience every aspect of handling a sailboat in a variety of wind conditions. They will sail by themselves, with highly detailed boats, crews, and animations, or race against other virtual sailors from all over the world.
“Over the past 25 years, I have been fortunate to have published and distributed some of the best simulations ever created,” said IGS CEO and President, Paul Lombardi. ‘This is one of the best products I have ever published, and I am proud to be in this partnership with one of the world’s leading developers of nautical simulations, Stentec. As a Marylander who grew up near Annapolis, one of the sailing hubs of North America, I am sure that sailors – and those who would like to learn more about sailing – will be extremely satisfied with Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe Edition. “
“We are very proud of our partnership with Stentec,” Said Paul Lombardi, CEO of IGS Simulations, “and we believe that Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe Edition is an outstanding product, and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to present it to a North American audience.”
Wouter Kuik, Managing Director of Stentec Software, said, ”This deal is an important step to realize our mission to roll our virtual sailing world wide as a sport. The experience and professional approach of IGS-games on the North American market will make super realistic virtual sailing become available for a lot of new users. It probably will more than double the Sail Simulator community in 2011.”
Founded by game industry veteran in 2000, co-founder of Interactive Magic and an early member of the legendary Microprose team, Paul Lombardi, IGS Software has risen to fame over the past several years with popular game title such as MMO Fallen Earth, and PC titles Gun Ship, Battle Squadron, F-15 Strike Eagle, Restaurant Empire, Commander-in-Chief and the X3 series. IGS has successfully published products including sports simulators, flight simulators, and science fiction-based games for over a decade.
About Stentec Software
Stentec Software is a leading developer of simulation and navigation software for the leisure yachting market, with its main office in Heeg, the Netherlands. Founded in 1983, the company has developed several successful sailing and powerboat simulation games over the past years, the latest one being Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe. Stentec also produces and sells digital maps for its WinGPS navigation software. For more information visit www.stentec.com or www.sailsimulator.com.
What Reviewers Say:
Adrenaline Vault: ” … a very decent game, especially for those who already have some experience with sailing but can’t go down to the water as often as they’d like, or those who are just simulator fanatics who dream of being a sailor and don’t mind the learning curve. For them this title is a definite “Buy It”. And, in this day and age where some games fill two double-sided DVDs and require 10 or 15 gigabytes of hard drive space, it’s refreshing to find a game that fits on a single CD.”
Lucidlan.com: “For those people who are looking for a very detailed simulator both physics and graphic details. It features a vast amount of gameplay and combinations of courses, including weather effects. It's truly the ultimate sail simulator as described on the box, making it a perfect product for all newbie sailors.”
TheGamersHub: “It is the ultimate sail simulator, and I doubt there’s a better product on the market for the wannabe sailor.”
WeDoGames.net: “Overall Sail Simulator is a precise game that’ll sail the sea of realism smoothly. It’s a great effort by Stentec which fans of the existing serious should buy without hesitation.”
Sales Contact: Paul Lombardi, CEO IGS Software, at 410-661-3301, or email to Igsgames@aol.com.
Media Contact: Bruce Milligan: Bruce@igs-games.com
IGS Website: http://www.igs-games.com
For Additional Information about Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe Edition: http://us.sailsimulator.com/