CDV hooks up with new online game provider

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CDV announced today that they have signed an agreement with Trymedia Games which will allow gamers to download,try and purchase select CDV games.  The initial list contains only five games but if this takes off I can see this really taking off.

CDV Offers Expanded Purchasing Options with New Digital Download Service


January 19, 2006 -- Cary, North Carolina – CDV Software Entertainment, USA has announced an agreement with digital distribution leader Trymedia Games, a division of Macrovision, which will enable consumers to electronically download and purchase select CDV videogame titles. In addition, the service will allow consumers to try complete game versions before buying them.


The initial games to be made available through the digital distribution system will be:


  • Lula 3D (An adult-only erotic adventure game)
  • Blitzkrieg (WWII RTS)
  • Mission Kursk (Expansion that requires the original Blitzkrieg title)
  • Mission Barbarossa (Expansion that requires the original Blitzkrieg title)
  • Green Devils (Stand-alone expansion to the original Blitzkrieg)


“We are delighted to be working with Macrovision’s Trymedia Games, the leader in the field of electronic product distribution world-wide,” explains CDV’s North American CEO Tom Gross. “We see this as a great opportunity to enhance our customers’ convenience, as they will be able to directly download fully functional versions from the convenience of home. This will be of particular benefit for products carried only in limited retail outlets or otherwise difficult to find.”


About CDV Software Entertainment


CDV Software Entertainment is dedicated to publishing and distributing top-notch video games worldwide. The publicly traded company, founded and headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, has its North American offices located in New Jersey and North Carolina, and partners with leading distribution partners across the globe. As publisher of critically acclaimed titles like Codename: Panzers, Divine Divinity, American Conquest, Combat Mission, War Front: Turning Point, Cossacks and the Blitzkrieg series, CDV is Europe’s foremost publisher of PC strategy titles.


About Macrovision


Macrovision develops and markets content and software value management solutions for the video, music, games and software industries. Macrovision's technologies are embedded in over 9 billion DVD, VHS and CD units representing over $130 billion of protected entertainment content. In the software market, Macrovision licenses software developers the FLEXnet™ universal licensing platform and the InstallShield® suite of software installation, repackaging and update solutions, which are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide. Over 50,000 software publishers and virtually all of the Fortune 1000 companies use Macrovision's technologies to maximize the value of their software. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices worldwide. More information about Macrovision can be found at


About Macrovision's Games Division


Macrovision recently acquired Trymedia® Systems in order to offer a robust solution for the secure distribution of PC games across the physical and digital worlds. This acquisition provided the foundation for the newly formed game division within Macrovision. Macrovision's games division is a leading provider of secure digital distribution services and operates the world's largest distribution network for downloadable games. Macrovision's technology solutions provide game publishers, portals and retailers with content protection, eCommerce and distribution services to maximize their PC game sales. The company's game distribution network connects hundreds of publishers and Internet sites with millions of consumers worldwide, offering games to legitimately download, purchase, subscribe to and share. Macrovision's games division is headquartered in San Francisco. Please visit to learn more about Macrovision's game technology and services.

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