London â€“ October 6th, 2006 - Midway Games Ltd., a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, is pleased to announce winning a prestigious BAFTA award for â€˜Best Strategy Gameâ€™ for the recently released Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War on PC at this yearâ€™s British Academy Video Games Awards, held last night in London.
The hotly contested category saw Rise and Fall pitched against some of the biggest franchises in the strategy genre, but Midwayâ€™s chart-topping first entry into the PC gaming sector ultimately won over the judges from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Midwayâ€™s European Marketing Director, Al King, accepted the award, paying special tribute to Mark Caldwell, the gameâ€™s producer.
â€œThis is an awesome recognition of Midwayâ€™s first ever PC title,â€ said King. â€œOur development team did an incredible job of delivering a genuinely new strategy experience and they will be delighted to have won such a coveted award.â€
"Weâ€™re thrilled that our first major PC release is has been such a huge success,â€ added Martin Spiess, European Managing Director. â€œRise and Fall is a unique IP for Midway and an integral part of our â€˜fewer, bigger, betterâ€™ product strategy. Winning this award strengthens our resolve to strive for similar successes in the future with forthcoming titles like John Wooâ€™s Stranglehold, Unreal Tournament 2007, and The Wheelman starring Vin Diesel.â€
For more information on Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War or any of Midwayâ€™s other products, visit www.midway.com and www.riseandfallgame.com. The BAFTA Video Games Awards are due to be screened on Channel 4â€™s E4 on the 17th October. More information about the event can be found at www.bafta.org.
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can be found at www.midway.com
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