Heusenstamm, 21st August, 2006â€¦ Sunflowers, leading producer of computer games and specialists in tactical and real-time strategy, announced today that the real-time strategy game ParaWorld has reached gold master status. As scheduled, ParaWorld will hit the shops on 15th September 2006, exclusively distributed throughout the UK by Koch Media on its premium Deep Silver label.
Today ParaWorld - with a production budget of over 8 million euros, the most expensive game ever produced for the RTS genre in German speaking countries - reached gold master status. This means that the game can be released as scheduled on 15th September 2006.
The 3-D real-time strategy game ParaWorld takes the player into a prehistoric parallel world with exotic tribes and powerful fighting dinosaurs. Apart from the unique storyline and sensational graphics the â€œArmy Controllerâ€ is ParaWorldâ€™s innovative highlight. It lets the player easily control all units and develop the people from a central point. This provides new and clear dimensions and control in real-time strategy.
Sunflowers is a leading producer of computer games and, with 4.4 million copies sold in the ANNO series, has marketed the two most successful games of all time in German-speaking countries.
The factors influencing the success of the Heusenstamm-based company originally formed in 1993 include creativity, innovative strength and flexibility, coupled with an uncompromising claim to quality and highly developed process management. In order to guarantee the high quality of the companyâ€™s own products, the entire added-value chain from planning to marketing comes from a single source. The games are sold internationally by exclusive partners. Sunflowers products also appeal to novices and occasional players and develop step-by-step from a niche to the mass market. Company founders Adi Boiko and Wilhelm Hamrozi and their co-workers are motivated by a passion for what they do and the responsibility for the success of their own products as well as the development of the gaming industry overall. For more information on SUNFLOWERS, go to www.sunflowers.de
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver is Koch Mediaâ€™s premium games label. Deep Silver has been collaborating with international developers and publishers since 2002 to publish creative and innovative computer and video games. The multi-award-winning X2 and the daring Singles have already put Deep Silver at the top of the charts. Pipeline projects include co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (SpellForce 2, Gothic 3, etc). www.deepsilver.com
About Koch Media UK
Founded in 1994, Koch Media UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including Nintendo. For publishers not in the UK, Koch Media exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles. Under its own brands of Deep Silver and Europress, Koch Media develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on Koch Media and its products, visit www.kochmedia.co.uk