Hermosa Beach, Calif. - October 22, 2009 - Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and Dark Energy Digital, a British developer and publisher of video games, today announced the signing of a licensing agreement for Koch Media to publish and market the game "Inferno Pool" in North America and Asia. In the United States, "Inferno Pool" for Xbox LIVE® Arcade will be published and distributed by Deep Silver Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment software and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media.
"Inferno Pool" is a revolutionary new arcade Pool/Billiards game where 1-4 local or online players battle to clear their tables while firing potted balls at opponents. Players can stockpile balls for a later onslaught, nominate their victims, and unleash devastating ball streaks and outrageous skill shots to trigger the punishing Inferno Mode. Alliances will be formed, friends will be betrayed, and the battle isn't over until the stat screen appears. The game also includes classic 8 ball and 9 ball modes for 1-2 players, and the addictive, Inferno-fueled, race against the clock Endurance Mode.
Thanks to simple controls, incredible ball physics, and super-smooth gameplay, "Inferno Pool" is easy to pick up and play. However to become a true hustler players must master Combos, Bank Shots, Kick Shots, Jump Shots, and multiballs and unleashthe devastation of Inferno Mode where flames fly out of the pockets and potting power is doubled. Inferno Pool includes unlockable ball designs, scalable AI opponents, practice modes, selectable arenas and table designs, stunning 60fps HD graphics, online leaderboards and challenging achievements.
ConsoleMonster.com gave the game a score of 85%, saying, "Inferno Pool plays sublimely; it's quick, intense, fun and something that keeps the player coming back for another go. This is the Pool equivalent of Space Invaders Extreme, or Pac-Man Championship Edition."
Moreover, "Inferno Pool" offers an Endurance mode where players try to sink balls under time pressure. Other features include scalable AI opponents, stunning HD graphics, online rankings, and challenging achievements.
About Dark Energy Digital Ltd.
Dark Energy Digital is a technology company based in ManchesterEngland. It is a publisher and developer of innovative games that are produced with its world beating games-creation technology, Infinite Worlds™. It is also home to the acclaimed blockbuster Hydrophobia™.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 80 games since 2003, including Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (co-published with Ascaron), and the company's own brands like the successful Secret Files adventure series, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii) and Risen, the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team for Xbox 360 and PC. Own brands like the Urban MMO 7Million and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed. Furthermore, in 2010 the action adventure game adaptation of the popular TV series Prison Break will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Deep Silver's own production company in Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, Blade Interactive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
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