Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, today officially announced the long-awaited third installment of the award-winning Secret Files series. The classic point&click adventure Secret Files 3 from developer Animation Arts features a cinematic story, a variety of locations, and much more.
True to the tradition established by its popular predecessors Secret Files: Tunguska and Secret Files 2, the game combines an exciting story with entertaining gameplay, mental challenges, and beautiful graphics. A writing team supervised by NEOS Film is on board for the series' third installment; having already worked successfully on TV and movie productions, they will help develop the game's plot, drama, and characters. FilmFernsehFonds Bayern supports this cooperation as part of its program for the promotion of computer games.
"We are happy to be working together with our long-standing partners, the adventure pros at Animation Arts, to enrich the Secret Files series still further, and to announce to the fans that a new, exciting game featuring Nina and Max is coming," says Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. " Secret Files 3 will provide adventurers with typical clever but fair puzzles and new locations - and a thrilling story."
"Following the success of the first two Secret Files games and the equally popular game Lost Horizon, we are glad that we can realize Secret Files 3 with Koch Media as well," adds Marco Zeugner, CEO of Animation Arts. "With the support of a professional writing trio, we will send Nina and Max on a truly breathtaking adventure."
The NEOS Film team has been offering story development for computer games for approximately two years now. "Story development for movies and television and for games is quite different. We all really enjoy this challenge and our creative participation in the continuation of the Secret Files series. After all, we are not just movie lovers, but also enthusiastic gamers," says Andreas Atzwanger, CEO of NEOS Film.
Deep Silver plans to release Secret Files 3 in 2012.
More details about the game will be revealed shortly.
About Animation Arts
The German software company Animation Arts has extensive game development experience. Since its formation in 2003, the company has worked on titles such as Port Royale 2, Vermeer 2, Darkstar, and Holiday World. In 2006, Animation Arts cooperated with Fusionsphere Systems to create the multiple award-winning adventure Secret Files: Tunguska, and continued the story in 2008 with Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis. Following the release of the successful adventure game Lost Horizon, Animation Arts is now working on the third installment of the Secret Files series. www.animationarts.de
About NEOS Film
Founded in 2000, NEOS Film has a diversified portfolio of movies, documentaries and numerous award-winning short movies. NEOS Film is currently intensifying its development of young cinema projects and innovative TV formats with an international focus. Moreover, NEOS Film develops stories and ideas for computer games. For Secret Files 3, NEOS Film coordinates the collaboration with the team of authors consisting of Dirk Ahner, Stefan Holtz, and Florian Iwersen. www.neosfilm.de
About Deep Silver
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