Stockholm, Sweden (May 30, 2007) - Leading digital download portal Gamers Gate announced today that the biggest Eastern and Central European publisher and developer 1C has signed a deal making the portal their preferred partner for online distribution. Through the deal, the rights to the extensive 1C portfolio have been secured.
The agreement covers a wide range of titles, including recently released games like critically acclaimed Star Wolves 2, Dawn of Magic and Whirlwind of Vietnam as well as some titles that have not yet been released outside Russia such as first-person shooter You are Empty and turn-based fantasy strategy game Ascension to the Throne. The agreement also covers the entire portfolio of upcoming titles like long-awaited Death to Spies, King's Bounty: the Legend and Fantasy Wars.
"1C is one of the fastest growing and most exciting companies right now and this deal will get the company even closer to their goal of becoming a dominant player in the global gaming industry" said Fredrik Wester, Executive Vice President of Gamers Gate. "In addition this agreement confirms the status of Gamers Gate as one of the leading download portals in the world".
"We are happy to work together with Gamers Gate. This is a great opportunity to increase the market for our products and attract new customers," adds Nikolay Baryshnikov, International Sales Director, 1C Company. "Gamers all across the world will have a chance to play our titles no matter whether they are in retail or not. Digital distribution is evolving rapidly and it has the potential to become one of the most popular sales channels for the games industry."
The first titles including first-person shooter You are Empty and action RPG Star Wolves 2 will be released on Wednesday May 30.
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