Bracknell, UK - 23rd January 2013 - To promote the launch of Omerta - City of Gangsters, the new strategy title from Haemimont (the developers behind the critically acclaimed Tropico 3 and 4), Kalypso Media has announced a partnership with Omerta, www.barafranca.com the Free-to-Play gangster themed MMORPG, offering players the chance to win mystery prizes.
Omerta is the Godfather of online Mafia Games. Established in 2003 and with 4.7 million players, Omerta is an online game where players create a Gangster profile and work their way to the top by participating in crimes, trading contraband, training bodyguards and lackeys and fighting other Mafiosi to become Don of the most powerful families across 8 cities including Sicily and New York.
With special multiplayer scenarios and innovative game-play, Omerta is the most original Mafia MMO and offers the chance to rise through the ranks, make new friends and rob and kill them!
By logging onto Omerta (www.barafranca.com) and using a voucher code printed on a flyer in the Omerta - City of Gangsters retail boxed version, players can experience the dangerous and violent online world of the Mafiosi. Once a player reaches the rank of Associate, they may suddenly win a brand new iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, or one of 1000ís of other prizes. Every player will be a winner.
"Mafia themed entertainment has always been an incredibly popular genre be it video games, movies or TV and the opportunity to bring the fans of Omerta www.barafranca.com and Omerta - City of Gangsters together is the perfect partnership." Commented Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director of the Kalypso Media Group. "Kalypso Media is dedicated to delivering exciting and innovative gaming experiences and when we saw what the excellent Omerta was achieving with its fans we knew it was the perfect brand association. We are very excited to be working with the Omerta team and look forward to a successful and long-term cooperation."
"When I heard about Kalypso's project Omerta - City of Gangsters I was naturally very excited to know more. It is great to be associated with such a prestigious and inventive games developer and everyone at Omerta is looking forwards to seeing the finished product!", said Omerta Game LTD CEO, Steve Biddick. "We have been publishing and refining Omerta for 10 years and over 4.7 million players have enjoyed our game." He added. "Omerta - City of Gangsters is an awesome game! Our players will love it! Omerta - www.barafranca.com and Omerta - City of Gangsters are highly complementary games and we look forward to a long-playing cooperation between the two companies."
Omerta - City of Gangsters is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-off-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920ís Atlantic City, New Jersey. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.
The player strategically manages his business and his minions in a real-time format, slowly but steadily increasing his influence over the city. The player sends his henchmen out on missions ranging from assassinating an informant, to raiding a warehouse, springing a friend from prison, robbing a bank or attacking a rival gangís hideout. Nobody is above the law in Atlantic City, so it always helps to have a little cash handy to bribe a policeman or pay off a politician.
Omerta - City of Gangsters will be available on 1st February in the UK and Export territories for PC and console. For more information please visit www.cityofgangsters.com/uk or www.facebook.com/OmertaCityOfGangsters
Omerta is a completely free-to-play independent browser-based mafia MMORPG developed and published by Omerta Game Ltd. Sign up today at www.barafranca.com
About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Office and owns three development studios - Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH - and works with multiple leading independent developers.
Kalypso Media's titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Dungeons. Upcoming multi-platform titles include Omerta - City of Gangsters, DARK and The Dark Eye - Demonicon. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com
About Omerta Game Ltd
Set up on a shoestring by Steve Biddick in 2003, Omerta Game Ltd took a Dutch teenager's bedroom project and turned it into an established brand in the genre of Mafia themed games.
Omerta retains the independent, volunteer-lead ethos of an online community and is an innovator with a highly-original, much copied product which lead the way in the now burgeoning 'free-to-Play' movement of web-games. Omerta Game Ltd is proud of its track record as pioneering this.
Now translated into 30 languages, Omerta is a collossal project which takes 200 full-time, long term game administrators to manage and numbers over a million words of Mafia-themed text. It is produced in a studio in Hull, UK, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Lisbon, Istanbul, Mexico City and Hong Kong.
Omerta Game Ltd continues to produce innovative titles for web amd mobile such as www.tycoononline.com and www.canyudoo.com it owns specialist web-pr agency www.t1-pr.com and successful game-reviewing webzine www.thirteen1.com