August 27 2008
For immediate release
Swedish online game developer Lockpick Entertainment today announced that it has signed an agreement with leading Russian publisher Akella Games regarding localization and distribution of online game Dreamlords– The Reawakening.
According to the contract Akella Games will handle all required localization and distribution of the Russian version of Lockpick’s online MMORTS game Dreamlords– The Reawakening. The agreement is effect immediately and the parties expect to begin closed beta testing early September.
"Akella is a well respected company and a very strategic partner for us, we are more than happy to team up with them. Our goal is to reach out to new audiences and the Russian market is fast growing and with Akella's expertise we're able to do just that. The increasing demand for quality online games such as Dreamlords - The Reawakening makes it a logical next-step in our expansion of the Dreamlords brand. We're excited that both already existing Russian players and new ones now will be able to play Dreamlords - The Reawakening in a localized version" said David Rosén, CEO of Lockpick Entertainment.
“We hope that collaboration between our two companies will benefit both parties and that such an interesting genre will draw gamer’s attention” said Alexander Trifonov, Managing Director of Akella Online.
The terms of the agreement was not disclosed.
For more information about Dreamlords, please contact:
David Rosén, CEO Lockpick Entertainment
Tel: +46 709 411 262
Marcus Legler, PR
Tel: +46 708 257 876
About Lockpick Entertainment
Lockpick Entertainment is a privately funded company in the digital entertainment industry focusing on the development of computer games based on original concepts. Located in Skövde, Sweden the company was founded 2005. In 2007 the company released its first online game, the acclaimed MMORTS Dreamlords, a unique blend of RTS, RPG and Strategy which was followed by Dreamlords– The Reawakening in June 2008.
Lockpick Entertainment works closely with the University of Skövde and Gothia Science Park.
About Akella Games
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Moscow, Akella has become a leading developer, publisher and distributor of PC, console games and multimedia products on the Russian and CIS market. Akella Online is one of the newest and most fast-growing departments of Akella. Its primary business activity is licensing, localizing and publishing of prominent online games. Akella Online work with major game publishers such as Sony Online Entertainment as well as with independent development studios. The product range feature some of the most popular and promising online games: Planetside– the first online action game, Everquest II– one of the most populated MMORPGs in the world and Pirates Of The Burning Sea (Corsairs Online)– MMORPG set in the 18th century Caribbean. Revolutionary gameplay and awesome features.