First In-game Arma2 screenshot

Prague, 28 July 2008

Bohemia Interactive Studio, the developer of the critically acclaimed, highly realistic military simulations ArmA: Armed Assault and Operation Flashpoint*, announce the release of the first genuine ArmA 2 in-game screenshot.

“Here, at Bohemia Interactive, we strongly believe in fair attitude towards our customers. Therefore we have a very strict policy when it comes to publishing in-game screenshots. We guarantee and take pride in the fact that the screenshots are not processed in any way that would make them look better than in the actual gameplay. What you see is what you get.” Says Bohemia Interactive Studio’s CEO Marek Spanel.

"Operation Flashpoint"™ IS A TRADEMARK OF CODEMASTERS. ARMED ASSAULT 2 IS A PROPERTY OF BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE A.S., WHICH IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH, AUTHORIZED BY OR RELATED TO THE TRADEMARK OWNER.

IDEA Games, a.s.

http://www.idea-games.com

Was founded in 2005 by Bohemia Interactive Studio, Altar Games and Black Element Software. IDEA provides the founding members with its expertise in sales, PR and Marketing and customer care, allowing them to fully concentrate on game development.

Short info about IDEA games founding members:

Bohemia Interactive Studio

http://www.bistudio.com

Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio that focuses on developing original state of the art computer entertainment and simulation software including the research of proprietary advanced real time 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and physical simulation technologies for real-time interactive environments.

In 2001, Bohemia Interactive finished the development of Operation Flashpoint. The debut game, published by Codemasters, became the No. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards including Game of The Year and Best Action Game.

Over 1.7 million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release. In December 2001, Bohemia Interactive newly formed Australian studio started development of the special military training simulation program VBS1 in cooperation with U.S. based Coalescent Technologies.

The research and development team of Bohemia Interactive has more than 40 experienced developers at studios in the Czech Republic and Australia. Bohemia Interactive won the Best PC Game Developer of the year 2001 award at London’s ECTS exhibition and Rookie Studio of the Year award at GDC 2002.

VBS1 (Virtual Battlefield System) is used by United States Marine Corps, Australian Army, United States National Guard, United States Secret Services and many others.

ALTAR games

http://www.altargames.com

ALTAR games team is formed from industry professionals, who worked in game development for many years and participated in development of renowned PC titles, such as Original War, UFO: Aftermath, or UFO: Aftershock.

Black Element Software

http://www.blackelement.net

The youngest member of IDEA games, credited for the development of critically acclaimed action title SHADE: Wrath of Angels and an innovative sci-fi first person shooter Alpha Prime.


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