Paris, France—August 27th, 2008 - GOA, Orange’s Games Unit, announced today that it has signed an exclusive deal with a new global online game publisher, True Games Interactive ( www.truegamesinteractive.com). GOA will exclusively publish, distribute and operate True Games’s upcoming online title from Petroglyph Studios.
In April of this year, True Games announced that it has partnered with award-winning game developer Petroglyph Studios on an upcoming Free-to-Play micro-transaction based online game for the PC.
GOA will manage the launch and all operations for major European territories and True Games will operate the North American version. True Games is currently in negotiations for the game with partners in multiple Asian territories.
“When we partnered with Petroglyph our pledge to them was that we would make their game a global sensation and that we would work with only the highest quality partners like GOA to help support it,” said Jeff Lujan, Founder of True Games Interactive.“Traditionally worldwide partners license a game after it’s been completed, but we are working across the globe to locate partners who can contribute to design direction and adapt the game for cultural tastes in each territory for a true worldwide launch.”
GOA currently operates one of the largest casual gaming portals in Europe and also publishes EA Mythic’s hugely popular MMO, Dark Age of Camelot and will soon launch EA Mythic’s, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning in Europe.
“GOA’s products are only the highest quality, highly anticipated products in the online gaming category and that is why Petroglyph and True Games’ project is such a perfect fit. We are confident that our audience will be very enthusiastic about this game and that it will be a major title.” said Ghislaine Le Rhun, Executive Director of GOA.
Best known for its award winning Star Wars®: Empire At War™ and Universe at War™ series, Petroglyph Studios members also played a key role in creating the original Command and Conquer™ series, while at Westwood Studios. The studio partnered with True games earlier this year to bring a new online RTS micro-transaction based game to PC’s. This will be the studio’s first micro transaction based game.
To this point the companies have kept details quiet on the game but intend on making a major announcement soon regarding the full features of the highly-anticipated new game.
“Whenever we approach a potential partner for this exciting new game their eyes immediately light up,” said Bob Drobish, CEO of True Games.“With Petroglyph’s pedigree and their loyal following of fans we are sure this products will be a worldwide success--it is just a matter of choosing the right partners-- and we couldn’t be more certain of our partnership with GOA.”
For more information about True Games Interactive visit the company’s website at www.truegamesinteractive.com.
GOA, Orange’s Games unit, benefits from 9 years experience in the mangagement of massively multiplayer online role-playing games with, for example, the famous Dark Age of Camelot; first MMORPG available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, and with the upcoming Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
Forerunner of this activity in Europe, its teams combine expertise with a passion for games and take advantage of Orange’s technical platform to offer the best of online games to European players.
About True Games Interactive
True Games Interactive is an international multi-player online game publisher. It was founded by a core team of MMO industry veterans with extensive experience in publishing and operating online games. True Games brings new and innovative development ideas online, delivers them with a state-of-the-art game platform, and leverages micro-transaction revenue models. They are working with world-class publishers to license existing online titles and world-class developers to create games exclusively for online play, including their recently announced partnership with Petroglyph.. The company is based in Orange County, California and is currently working on ots first release.
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