Developer Diary debuts

NEW YORK– December 5th, 2008– Paradox Interactive has today announced the launch of the Elven Legacy developer diary on Strategy Informer together with new screens. The developer diary is written by Max Bodrikov, the Elven Legacy Lead Game Designer from Ino-Co, and will follow the development of the turn-based strategy fantasy title leading up to its release.

The first entry discusses the revolutionary camera. Max Bodrikov writes,“In our concept for Elven Legacy, the game camera allows not only zooming in close to the ground, but also allows the player to tilt the view so low that the player can see the horizon, the sky and the boundless scope of the Illis kingdom. However, by putting the camera in this position and changing the scale, the load on a graphics card grew like a snowball. When just a moment ago, 800,000 polygons were being drawn, there are now all of a sudden 8,000,000 polygons! We had to use an intricate optimization technique to remove the objects that won’t be seen in the frame from the graphics processing. As a result, the change of scale function works really well and, as far as we know, it is a unique graphics solution among war games.”

To read the complete developer diary entry on Strategy Informer for Elven Legacy,

please visit:

http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/2706/elven-legacy-developer-diary-1

New entries will be posted every two weeks on Strategy Informer.

Elven Legacy is a fantasy strategy game that sends players on an epic quest with the aim to restore the former glory of the Elven race. With a thrilling non-linear storyline and tools that allow players to create their own missions and campaigns and share them in multiplayer mode, Elven Legacy will provide hours of exciting gameplay for strategy fans.

Elven Legacy is scheduled for release in March 2009 and will be published worldwide by Paradox Interactive. It will be available for digital download at GamersGate for a suggested retail price of $29.99 /€29.99.

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About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best published titles like Penumbra: Black Plague, Supreme Ruler 2020, and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

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About Ino-CO

Ino-Co is a Krasnodar-based studio, founded in 2004 by a group of highly-experienced game developers from various teams, brought together by the paramount objective to create excellent games focused on the genre that they all know and love. The studio's previous development project is Fantasy Wars, published worldwide by Atari. 1C:InoCo is a subsidiary of 1C Company.

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About 1C

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

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